nVidia Optimus is a hybrid graphics technology which does not work for Linux

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How can I improve battery life on my laptop? [duplicate]

I have a Macbook Pro 6,2. It uses Nvidia Optimus technology and would not work with Bumblebee as the i915 driver would fail. I had to uninstall Bumblebee, install nvidia-current, and blacklist nouveau ...
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Is there a driver for a NVIDIA GeForce GT525M?

I'm planning to buy a new laptop : http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-l502x/pd?oc=dndodq1&model_id=xps-l502x In this laptop there is a 1024MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GT525M video card. But when i looked on ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, bumblebee and power management problem

First of all my laptop is asus n55sf with ubuntu 13.10. I've installed bumblebee and it's working quite good (I've tried e.g. optirun firefox and it's working fine). Right now I have problem with ...
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How do I get Ubuntu working on a Dell XPS 15?

I have a Dell XPS 15, (L502X) and I want to know If there is any problem, because of the 2 Video Cards, or anything else? Core i5 8 GB Nvidia GT525M
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Has anyone used the Lenovo y480 with Ubuntu?

I'm looking into a Laptop with good graphics capabilities for under $1000, and I came across the Lenovo y470p and y480. The y470p has an AMD graphics card which I'm told is supported better under ...
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What sort of a performance hit can I expect if I use Bumblebee and Wine with an Optimus laptop? Can I even use Bumblebee in ivy bridge?

I plan to buy a new laptop sometime and I have been doing a lot of research trying to find the best one. Unfortunately a lot laptops include Optimus and it has very little Linux support. I have a ...
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Can I use HDMI with the Intel card of my optimus laptop?

I have an Dell Inspiron 7110 that has a Sandy bridge i7 and a discrete graphics card (GeForce 525M) from Nvidia. I want to be able to use my 23' display at home throungh hdmi but Intel integrated ...
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Multiple-monitors and Nvidia Optimus not working after apt-get update

Just recently (late August / early September 2014) my multiple monitor setup and Nvidia optimus is not working. I had the symptoms characterized by this bug. After setting the BIOS to graphics card: ...
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Installing CUDA toolkit

I am trying to set up my computer for CUDA development as per this instruction. Before installation it recommends uninstalling nvidia drivers and suggest running apt-get remove --purge "nvidia*". But ...
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How to solve Bumblebee/Nvidia Optimus issues with kernel 3.4 (works perfectly under 3.2)

I installed Ubuntu and could setup to utilize my Intel HD 3000/Geforce GT 540M hybrid graphics perfectly with the method described here: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Everything works ...
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How to make sure my system has Nvidia Optimus?

I just got a new Dell XPS 15 L502X with these specs: CPU Intel i7 2670QM with Turbo Boost (integrated graphics : Intel HD 3000) Discrete Graphics: Nvidia GT 525M It was ordered from Dell France. ...
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How comes I can't use Unity with the propietary nVidia driver for my Geforce 410M?

I've got a 2nd generation Intel i5 processor with integrated graphics. In live usb mode, Ubuntu uses this one and Unity works fine. After installation with automatical updates and 3rd party software ...
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Nvidia (Bumblebee) failed to load after install latest Intel driver

Everything was just fine. I have updated Intel driver using this installer. After installing the driver it was asked to restart and I did. Now optirun is not working. Intel driver looks good I think. ...
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Gather discrete GPU temperature optimus

I run Nvidia Optimus using Bumblebee. Is there a way to check discrete GPU temperature while running applications with optirun?
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bbswitch problem in ubuntu 13.04!

I have a Sager np8290 laptop with NVidia geforce GTX 770m (optimus). I'm currently trying to get bumblebee to work with Ubuntu 13.04. Through all the mess, and fresh system installs, I have been able ...
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Clevo w650sr, nvidia 750m driver problem

I have just bought an Clevo w650sr, everything work except the nvidia graphic card. It has nvidia 750m together with a haswell CPU, Core i7-4700MQ. I have done some research and found out that I need ...
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optirun fails in Ubuntu 12.10

I am trying to use Nvidia Optimus on my laptop by using Bumblebee, I have an Intel Core i5 with an Nvidia Geforce GT 630M. I have followed the instructions on the wiki page at ...
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Lost unity taskbars and window frames after upgrading from 12.04 LTS on a Dell Precision m4600 nVidia

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS. The upgrade went fine until the moment, while still installing packages, all the unity taskbars and window frames went away. I could do nothing more but observe the ...
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Ubuntu (any version) and 650M CUDA

I'm trying to get CUDA working on Ubuntu. I can install any flavor and version, but have begun with Ubuntu 12.04 because I can't get the network set up with 11.04. This question is similar: No Cuda ...
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Compatibility of new Acer Aspire M3 with Nvidia GT 640M Kepler GPU with hybrid graphics?

A new Acer Aspire M3 with Nvidia GT 640M Kepler GPU (Nvidia Optimus) has been announced: http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/13/2868854/acer-aspire-timeline-ultra-m3-announce-kepler-gt-640M [...] the ...
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stuck with 640x480 resolution using bumblebee on 10.04

I just installed bumblebee on a Dell XPS L502X. It basically works: optirun glxspheres does exactly what it should. However, X is running with a resolution of 640x480. I can try to change settings ...
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Nvidia amd64 driver update (290.10 certified) impact on Optimus Systems and bumblebee?

Before installing Bumblebee, many users with optimus enabled systems, when they install the nvidia driver, this latter get on conflict with the integrated graphics driver and then remains inactive. ...
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kernel module nvidia with bumblebee

Bumblebee is refusing to work due to unable to finding the nvidia kernel module (I think) but I do have others. junke@1215N:~$ modprobe nv # tab tab :) nvidia-current nvidiafb nvram ...
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Asus 1215n GPU driver/s don't give me a “full” OS experience

I'm use to not having specific drivers from a manufacture on my laptop when running a Linux OS and that has always been fine - there's been adequate FOSS drivers for my needs and it hasn't ruined any ...
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How to install nVidia drivers with Bumblebee on Ubuntu 14.04

As the title, how can I correctly setup nvidia-optimus technology on Ubuntu?
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Which applications should I open with Bumblebee?

Having a Nvidia-optimus laptop, I have, on recommendation, installed the Bumblebee optimization. Though I am unclear about when to actively use it. There seems to be a a GUI called Bumblebee GUI where ...
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Thinkpad with Optimus in low graphics mode after upgrade to 14.04

I upgraded my TP W520 with Optimus from 13.10 to 14.04 Under 13.10 optimus worked will. Setup with the following: ...
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Poor battery life UX32VD Ubuntu 14.04 with optimus 4000/620m

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 ux32vd laptop and am getting only 2 hours of battery life where as on my Windows partition I get 6. I'm using a zenbook ux32vd with Intel 4000/nvidia 620m. I have the ...
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Low Resolution on Boot, not Login

Ok, here goes: When I was installing Nvidia drivers and Bumblebee for my 780m Optimus laptop, the Intel driver somehow made my display undetectable, making X output in the lowest resolution it could ...
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optirun with running browser

Problem: I have a window of Firefox or of Chrome opened via the launcher in the menu and now I want to run another instance of the program that take advantages of my dedicated Nvidia card, via ...
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Regarding configuration of Nvidia GeForce GT 740M graphics driver for Toshiba Satellite P50-AX3110 in Ubuntu 13.10

I have a Toshiba Satellite P50-AX3110 laptop which comes with preinstalled Windows 8 operating system having the following configuration: 4GB RAM, 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor, 2GB Nvidia ...
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After upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, bumblebee doesn't work anymore

When I try to "optirun steam", for instance, I get the following error: /usr/bin/env: error while loading shared libraries: libturbojpeg.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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Nvidia GTX 765M with Optimus Unclamed

I have tried alot of different ways to get my pc working with graphics card but hasnt got me anywhere. I started off with installing ubuntu 12.04 for the first time which left me stuck at black login ...
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How to prevent Bumblebee on a Dell E6530 disable Optimus on the next boot?

I've got a Dell Latitude E6530 here which is Nvidia Optimus enabled. In Ubuntu 12.04 I installed: nvidia-319 Bumblebee stable PPA version 3.2.1-1~preciseppa4 installed with the instruction from ...
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Installed Bumblebee… how do I get Unity 3D running on Nvidia?

I installed Bumblebee following the instructions on the wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee#Installation It is working! I checked out glxspheres and then optirun glxspheres, and I got 55fps and ...
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Laptop overheating on Ubuntu 12.04 [SOLVED] (in strange way)

I have dell inspiron q17r with two graphic cards and I noticed that it is overheating. I installed bumblebee, jupiter and flashblock, I followed this: ...
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How do I configure LVDS+DisplayPort+DisplayPort using an Nvidia chipset?

I have a Thinkpad T520 with Nvidia Optimus. For my own sanity, I've set it (in the BIOS) to use 100% discrete graphics, so the Intel graphics are never used. There are 3 displays: The laptop's built ...
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Do I need nvidia driver on my new dell 5720 with Ubuntu 13.04?

Just got new Dell Inspiron 5720. As I know there are two video cards - Intel and Nvidia. And as I see in system information, I use Intel Ivy Bridge. But how about Nvidia? I know about Bumblebee and ...
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how to fix bumblebee after a package upgrade?

I have been having issues with bumblebee after a kernel package upgrade. It started in 12.04 and has been carried on into 13.04. Basically it is outlined as follows; after a clean install of ubuntu ...
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Cannot install bumblebee to the Ubuntu 12.10?

If I try to install bumblebee with following command: sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia I face with following output end with double error Need to get 0 B/60.7 kB of archives. After ...
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Which BIOS can ignore integrated graphics card and just using discrete graphics card?

I use a laptop of GT630M, ubuntu 12.04 64 bits. Here is my BIOS information: sam@sam:~$ sudo dmidecode -t bios # dmidecode 2.11 # SMBIOS entry point at 0x000f04c0 SMBIOS 2.7 present. ...
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Unity “Isn't Supported” after installing nvidia website drivers. Computer has optimus. Trie

This all started when I went to the nvidia website and got the latest driver for my GForce 555M. I downloaded and installed LINUX X64 (AMD64/EM64T) DISPLAY DRIVER, version 310.32. There were ...
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Unity is broken after upgrading to 12.10 (Optimus laptop)

I upgraded to GNU/Linux Ubuntu 12.10 but have been unable to use Unity properly afterwards. Indeed, I encountered the exact same problem as a lot of people: the Unity side and top bars are not ...
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ThinkPad T420s won't boot in NVS 4200M enabled

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my Lenovo ThinkPad T420S. In BIOS I have an option to select graphical card: integrated intel card or NVS 4200M (or NVIDIA Optimus which is out of scope now). When I ...
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Intel HD 3000 not working in ubuntu 12.04

My laptop is MSi GE620 DX and it has Nvidia Optimus technology. Intel and Nvidia gfx cards. However Ubuntu doesn´t even regonize my Intel HD 3000 at all! I even tried Fedora 17 on my system and it ...
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How do I install the video driver on an Asus N56V?

On a fresh installation of Kubuntu 12.04 amd64 on a Asus N56V jockey-kde says that there are no useful prprietary drivers. Using the info-center I can see in PCI an Nvidia Non-VGA unclassified ...
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Why does the optirun command shut down my computer?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on the Ivy Bridge Sony Vaio S. I installed bumblebee for nvidia-optimus support. Everything seemed to install fine, but if I use a command like: optirun firefox my ...
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Nvidia Optimus, can i use only the integrated card through vmware?

i am running Ubuntu 11.10 through Vmware worksation 8. when i run Ubuntu, it runs in unity2d, and there are propriety drivers available. is this another optimus conflict? and if so, how can i go ...
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A new Linux user, trouble settting up Nvidia and Bumblebee

As the title suggests I'm a new to linux and I'm having some trouble setting up it up. I have a DELL inspiron n5110 with an nVidia 525m and i7-2630QM. Well after a bit of reading and confusing myself ...
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Screen flashes gray as I log in, can I stop it?

Since installing 11.10 I've noticed that often when I login the following sequence: login screen [hit enter] light gray screen (0.5 - 1 sec) my background appears Unity loads Guake loads I'm ...