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vblank_mode=0 primusrun in application .desktop file

I just installed bumblebee and primusrun in my Ubuntu 12.04. I can execute applications like totem successfully through vblank_mode=0 primusrun totem in terminal. My doubt is how do I edit the ...
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Is bbswitch required for bumblebee to work properly?

I have an NVIDIA Optimus video card. I disabled it using bbswitch, and I'm using bumblebee to run programs using the discrete graphic card. I want to know what's going to happen if I remove bbswitch ...
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How to get Nvidia Graphic card to work on Thinkpad T430?

I installed Ubuntu Linux on my Thinkpad T430 and everything works until last week. Because then I bought a new monitor with a higher screen resolution than full hd. So I cannot run the monitor with a ...
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Install nvidia 319.17 driver

Ok i have ubuntu 13.04 i have kernel 3.9 and randr and xorg verrsion need to install new driver. I install new driver from http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-amd64-319.17-driver.html it no ...
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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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Bumblebee installation on Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and bumblebee on my Lenovo w530 which comes with NVIDIA Optimus card by following this wiki: Ubuntu wiki I am trying to use the DVI ports (2 ports) on my docking station to ...
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Error trying to install NVIDIA OPTIMUS in Recovery Mode

When I try to install NVIDIA OPTIMUS in Recovery Mode, I run: sudo sh path/to/NVIDIA....run And I get this error: unable to create temporary files in /tmp What's wrong?
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How do I use 2 video boards on Dell XPS 15? [duplicate]

Can I make Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 use both NVIDIA and Intel graphics processor? And how do I do that?
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Bumblebee: Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) No devices detected

After upgrading to 13.04, I get this error and other answers (Optirun glxgears: Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) No devices detected, 'Cannot access secondary GPU' error with ...
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Stuck with Unity 2d after installing 12.04LTS, no idea how to get to Unity 3d

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64 bit on a dual-boot with Windows 7 64 bit, and the first thing I did was to install myunity by sudo: sudo apt-get install myunity I also ran several ...
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Nvidia 319.17 - 640 x 480 screen and no unity post reboot

Just asking, I am running 13.04 64bit on a Lenovo T430 with Nvidia Optimus capable card. I tried the following instructions to enable the driver sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo ...
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GeForce GT 750M graphics driver for Ubuntu 12.04

My computer has an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics card. It's unknown in Ubuntu 12.04. My graphics card is unknown in System Details. In Additional Drivers, no proprietary driver is found. I tried ...
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Using Nvidia 319 with bumblebee

I have Optimus laptop running Raring and now I'm using nvidia 304 drivers, which have bad performance and some games are not working properly (e.g. Oil Rush is working properly only with 319, with ...
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HDMI support and Nvidia Optimus systems

I see a few questions and talks of a new NVIDIA driver that allegedly supports Optimus technology, by Nvidia. I use a Dell Vostro 3500 Core i5 4GB RAM, with an Intel Video Card and a Geforce 310M GS. ...
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How to install Nvidia 319.12 driver on an optimus system

I have a Samsung NP550 system with Nvidia Geforce GT650M. I have installed bumblebee 3.2.1 and "nvidia-304, 304.88, 3.8.0-19-generic" drivers are loaded for me. However i would like to update to ...
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Bumblebee issue with 13.04

Bumblebee cannot access my GPU optirun -vv glxspheres [ 1731.443943] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 1731.445149] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.1 starting... [ 1731.445191] ...
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Why does vblank_mode improve framerate drastically in benchmarks?

I am messing around trying to find the best graphics solution for my Laptop with Optimus Nvidia. (ASUS K55VD) I've got bumblebeed running and i use optirun when i want to improve graphics ...
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Can't detect second monitor (NVIDIA Optimus)

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a DELL XPS with NVIDIA Optimus. I know that questions related to this have been asked several times, and I followed many tutorials and instructions but couldn't make this ...
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Falling back to unity-2D after an update

I have a laptop with nvidia optimus technology and I had installed bumblebee (running ubuntu 12.04 64bit). After an update ubuntu-2d is loaded (I verified that with echo $DESKTOP_SESSION printing ...
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Nvidia optimus hdmi out tutorial not working correctly

After recently installing ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Edition lts on my nvida optimus equipped laptop (ASUS N53J) I tried to get hdmi out to work by using the method described in this guide here. I am able ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.2 nvidia optimus issue [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my system (Dell XPS L702x). My system has nvidia optimus and I am not able to install optimus in order to avoid loud fan and other things like very short battery ...
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Black screen on boot nvidia optimus card

Whenever I boot my screen comes up with a black screen with the same text as if I hit Control Alt F1. My graphics card is an Nvidia Optimus card using Bumblebee. It also sometimes comes up with "This ...
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World of Warcraft under primus/crossover getting Direct3D9 is not available without opengl

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 64bit and having issues using primus (due to nvidia optimus) to run World of Warcraft in Crossover.. I'm getting the following: steorra@perpetual:~$ primusrun ...
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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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How to correctly install bumblebee 3.1 with nvidia-experimental-310

Bumblebee doesn't work for me with the experimental NVidia driver. If I use NVidia current, everything is ok. uname -a Linux adrian-K55VM 3.8.2-030802-generic #201303031906 SMP Mon Mar 4 00:07:09 UTC ...
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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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Bumblebee not working anymore after installing the new nvdia drivers

I had managed to make bumblebee work yesterday and today i launch update manager and i see some new nvidia drivers. I dont know why but i installed them... I shouldnt have done that lol Now im back ...
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Start Plasma-Desktop with parameters

Is it possible to start plasma-desktop after login with parameters? E.g. if I want to try my Optimus: DRI_PRIME=1 plasma-desktop And if so, how can I show if the nVidia card is used?
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Screen / Graphics lag on ubuntu 12.10 on alienware M14x r2

I'm new to ubuntu so please forgive my ignorance. I recently bought an alienware M14x R2 with a '1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M' vide card. I followed this tutorial to installed Ubuntu 12.10 ...
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Error: The Bumblebee daemon has not been started

I saw that there are some posts about that, but any of them I can find the solution to fix mine. I have a Sony Vaio vpcz11c5e with Ubuntu 11.10. Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 330M Intel graphics I ...
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Nvidia X driver fails to install

My laptop is the Acer Timeline Ultra M5-481TG. It has an Nvidia Geforce GT 640M LE gpu. I am running Ubuntu Studio 12.10. I have tried to install this driver many ways because Nouveau eats my battery ...
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Error loading libGL.so.1

When attempting to run various pieces of software (notably Steam and Yenka), I have come across an error similar to this: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object ...
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How can you play Steam games with nvidia-optimus laptop?

What is the best way to start a Steam game on a NVIDIA Optimus laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 installed and the latest version of bumblebee installed? If I call Steam with optirun steam and then choose the ...
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Running OpenCL apps with bumblebee

I have installed CUDA Toolkit 5.0 and nvidia-experimental-310 drivers. CUDA examples works fine with optirun but every OpenCL app fails to run with error calling clGetPlatformIDs function. I've tried ...
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Can I use an Optimus Card without switching?

I know about Bumblebee and stuff. But my notebook is like a desktop now, it is always powered by energy, without battery at all. My goal is to use the NVIDIA card all the time, without the switching ...
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Nvidia Optimus GPU with Bumblebee Overclocking [duplicate]

I have a laptop with Nvidia GT 640m LE GPU, with optimus. I already made it work with Bumblebee using optirun command, but I wanted to Overclock it since the nvidia's kepler chipset has a very good ...
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After update Ubuntu 12.04, 3D has disabled

I updated Ubuntu 12.04 yesterday (09/01/2013). After the update (updated the kernel, and several other things that I noticed), it's requested a system reboot. Rebooted: Unity 3D is loaded (only the ...
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Run Unity on external monitor with Bumblebee

I realise there are lots of other questions about this, but they are all about the basic setup. I have gotten most of the way there but I have a very specific question: I want to run full Unity on the ...
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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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Optirun glxgears: Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) No devices detected

I have problem with optirun command on Ubuntu 12.10 installed on notebook DELL M6600. In the BIOS I have enabled Optimus technology. I have two graphics: lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]' Intel ...
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Steam Counter Strike 1.6 Linux beta with optimus (optirun/primusrun)

I was able to run Sam 3 on nvidia card before. Now they added CS 1.6 but they changed paths. I modified the original command I was using for sam3 but it doesnt work. cd ...
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Why is Ubuntu unable to mount my hard drive when I use Nvidia Discrete graphics?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T520 with Nvidia Optimus graphics. Optimus is designed to let you switch between discrete and integrated graphics as needed for performance and battery life. The BIOS has ...
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Ubuntu 12.10+ optimus nvidia 635m and CUDA installation?

I am trying to install CUDA on my ubuntu 12.10 as my computer has Optimus Graphic card 635m. I was able to use the card by bumblebee till I tried to install CUDA. After that I cannot run optirun. I ...
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Asus N55SF dual monitor setup

I am a new user of ubuntu. I wanted to plug my 24 inch Samsung monitor to my laptop with HDMI. My laptop has an Nvidia GT 555M and an i7 sandy bridge. so i have 2 graphic cards. But when i go to ...
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Should I be afraid to install NVIDIA driver updates?

im running ubuntu 12.04 lts using nvidia GeForce GT630M i already installed bumblebee and it works, but after like 2 weeks using it, i got updates like this: should i install the updates? im afraid ...
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Ubuntu/Kubuntu 12.10 and nvidia optimus which drivers to use

O.K. There is a mountain of information out there that I can find of particular help is this thread: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? The hardware I'm trying to install on is an ...
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How do I undo and install the proprietary GPU driver?

At https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee I did steps 1 to 3. However, instead of doing step 4, I did: sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends bumblebee linux-headers-generic? If one day, I wanted ...
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How to improve performance by Optimus for GT650m?

This error occurs when I try to use the optirun command: $ optirun glxgears [39785.949467] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to assign any connected display ...
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“Cannot access secondary GPU” error on a Lenovo y580

I've laptop with nvidia optimus technology. I'm trying to run the nvidia graphic card (ubuntu 12.10 32bit). I did everything from this tutorial ...
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nvidia proprietary driver 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.10 an nvidia 540M graphic card with optimis technology. If I install the nvidia current package from Software Center (and bumblebee for optimus) when I run 'optirun glxspheres' i get ...