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nVidia prime - can't run external monitor on Asus Zenbook

I bought a new ASUS Zenbook UX501VW with Intel card + Nvidia Geforce 960M. First what I did after installation was set grub option to nouveau.modeset=0 because fans were really loud. I guess that this ...
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How do I update to Ubuntu kernel 3.13.0 on 12.04 LTS without breaking the Nvidia graphics driver?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 "LTS" on a Lenovo W530 (Nvidia Optimus architecture) and updated the kernel to 3.13.0-32-generic as the version of the kernel I was running was going out of support, 3.5.0-52-...
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Optirun Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] Invalid argument for -config

I am experiencing a weird issue with bumblebee. I have installed bumblebee-nvidia with nvidia-364. Bumblebeed starts, but when I try to connect with optirun, optirun reports: [ 1225.971452] [ERROR]...
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Disable Nvidia GPU on Ubuntu 16.04

I recently bought a “gaming laptop”, therefore it boards an Nvidia GPU and an Intel “GPU”. I have managed to install Ubuntu 16.04, but I have some problems with the way Ubuntu is using the GPUs. I ...
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nvidia drivers cause black screen on login on optimus laptop

I've been attempting to use caffe on my laptop and have been having problems installing the nvidia drivers (needed for the CUDA toolkit). Unfortunately after switching to nvidia drivers in the "...
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NVIDIA Driver problem with Bumblebeed

I installed the NVIDIA driver 361 with Bumblebeed: After that as I go to additional driver, the system shows NVIDIA driver is being used as following: Screenshot on Additional driver However, when I ...
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Installing Ubuntu On Dell Precision 5510

Has anyone had any success installing Ubuntu 14.04, 15.10, or any variety on the new Dell Precision 5510? I have been trying for 3 days with very little success. Issues I'm Facing The Intel 8260 ...
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Laptop freezes when running GPU commands

I have Nvidia Geforce GTX-960M on ubuntu 14.04. I have installed drivers and CUDA. Installation was successfull, but when I run any GPu related commands after booting it freezes the laptop. I have to ...
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nvidia-prime doesn't disable nvidia video card

Ubuntu 14.04 x64, nvidia-352 proprietary driver cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch returns 0000:01:00.0 ON when in nvidia-settings Nvidia disabled. I tried nvidia-355 proprietary driver from ppa:...
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Switching from Intel (Battery Saver) to GTX 970M doesn't work

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Alienware 17R3, and managed to get the proprietary drivers from the Additional Drivers option. However, trying to switch to the 970M from the Intel GPU using the ...
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How to make ubuntu recognize an external screen when laptop is docked during boot

Consider the following scenario: I connect my Thinkpad (with optimus) to my docking station Boot the laptop Than I want that ubuntu recognizes that the laptop is docked and that an external ...
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How to choose dedicated videocard over integrated videocard in a laptop?

I have a Lenovo z580 laptop and it has 2 video cards Intel HD Graphics 2000 integrated in Intel Pentium Dual Core CPU B970 nVidia Geforce GT 630M. I use Bumblebee but it doesn't work for Virtual ...
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How to install sane graphics drivers for Nvidia Optimus hardware on *Ubuntu 16.04?

Can we (please) build a community summary of how to install sane graphics drivers for Nvidia Optimus hardware on *Ubuntu 16.04? I can see this becoming a recurring thing every few years. Ubuntu 16....
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acpi=off needed when BIOS graphics mode is switchable

I just flashed my laptops bios to newest version and now I have the option to define how i'd like to set my graphic mode. I have the option to check "integrated" and "switchable". The difference seems ...
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I have problem using optirun

I run optirun -vv glxgears got [ 649.857041] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 649.857239] [INFO]Configured driver: nvidia [ 649.857327] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.2.1 ...
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Can I use an external monitor with nvidia-prime

I've had my old laptop for more than 5 years now and it is time to replace it. When I'm working (typing, reading, running some applications etc) I always use a dual monitor setup with my current ...
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Multimonitor issues on 16.04 with NVidia Optimus

I have a problem with my multi-monitor setup: Thinkpad T430 with the NVidia Optimus Ubuntu 16.04 Internal screen 1600x900 External screen (connected to docking station) 1920x1200 XRandr is ...
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Dell Precision 7510 external monitor

Has anyone managed to get some version of Ubuntu working well on a Dell Precision 7510? I have tried 14.04 and 15.10. The latter works ok, except for graphics. I am running on the Intel integrated, ...
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Screen tearing with Ubuntu 16.04 and GT710M (NVIDIA Driver 367.27)

Before you storm me with links to other threads, I'm a novice Linux user and this is my foray into the Linux world. I do like to fix things myself but I've been trying various things for ages and I ...
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No - error: Could not load GPU driver; Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

My notebook specs: CPU: Intel Core i5 3230m RAM: 4gb 1600mhz I have 2 GPUs: 1st: Intel HD 4000 2nd: Nvidia GT 720m Today, I installed bumblebee and Nvidia 331 driver. The install was ...
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Cannot switch off discrete video card with properity drivers and Bumblebee/Prime on Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Optimus laptop. I'll be running some heavy simulations so I need to use my discrete Nvidia GPU with properity drivers. And since using Nvidia GPU for everything wastes too much power, I need ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 + Bumblebee Failed to load module “mouse” (module does not exist, 0)

I upgraded Kubuntu from 15.10, installed bumblebee-nvidia nvidia-364 optirun glxgears is working, but i can't run any game with steam juin 18 15:15:10 kwaadpepper-pc bumblebeed[31999]: [ 1258.527072]...
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Ubuntu 16.04 nvidia-prime not working

On Ubuntu 16.04 , installed nvidia drivers (nvidia-367) , I got the below error while launching nvidia-setting :- ERROR: Error querying target relations ** Message: PRIME: No offloading required. ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia Optimus Bumblebee error

I know that in Ubuntu 14.04 there exists nvidia-prime for Nvidia Optimus, but I don't like it and neither am I able to get it work. After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 everything crashed, and I made a ...
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Bumblebeed daemon can't load nvidia driver

I cannot start bumblebeed daemon because of some issues during kernel module loading. Here is verbose output of bumblebeed: $ sudo bumblebeed -vv [18171.319241] [DEBUG]Found card: 01:00.0 (discrete) [...
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libcuda-364 & nvidia-opencl-icd-364 'stuck' cannot purge or update them [duplicate]

I upgraded my Optimus laptop to 16.04 over the weekend, as always I started the rigmarole of trying to get Bumblebee working. I had been using nvidia-364 in 15.10 so went straight for that option, it ...
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Kubutnu 16.04 Nvidia (optimus) external monitor shows cloning + panning

I have a weird problem using Kubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS 501X with Nvidia graphics. Upon connecting an external monitor at HDMI, the two monitors work, but if I scroll my mouse to access second ...
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How to solve laptop GPU overheating problem in Ubuntu16.04

Module Thinkpad W540. Spec: intel core i7 4800mq, Nvidia Quadra K2100M. Problem: I tried fresh installs of Ubuntu16.04, Kubuntu16.04, Ubuntu Gnome 16.04, and all of them suffer from the problem of ...
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16.04 LTS Suspends after Resume from Hibernate

I hibernate with the lid open (docked or undocked). I resume with the lid closed, and docked. After logging in, the system will suspend (sleep) on its own, each and every time I attempt to resume. ...
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Switch Nvidia Prime without logging out

I run a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 on a new laptop with GTX 960m and Intel i7 and using the recommended proprietary drivers in the Additional Drivers settings is working well. However, I was a ...
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How to launch a single application on Nvidia card with proprietary driver on 16.04

At the very beginning of the support of Optimus technology on Ubuntu, there was Bumblebee, that could launch a single application on the dedicated Nvidia card, while leaving the rest of the system on ...
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Screen corruption

I'm using a laptop which has nvidia optimus graphics, but I'm using the intel drivers. $ sudo lshw -c video *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: ...
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Nvidia GTX970M Optimus Driver installation on ubuntu 14.04 with MSI 6QF Apache Pro

I recently bought a MSI 6QF Apache Pro equipped with Nvidia GTX970M graphics card. I needed to install Ubuntu 14.04 alongside Windows 10 for engineering projects. My first issue was to get Ubuntu ...
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Thinkpad w540 w/ Ultra Dock only one external monitor works

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on this Lenovo ThinkPad W540 laptop, and everything appears to be working ok by itself. Today I received my docking station to which I intended to hook up 2 external ...
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Do I need to install Bumblebee for Hybrid Graphics system to enable Optimus on Ubuntu 16.04?

I am asking this question because I have found articles basically saying that some computers have enabled Optimus technique with some propriatory graphics drivers, for example this one from Ubuntu ...
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Driver for NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 640M]

I'm using Dell Inspiron 14R SE 7420 laptop which has dual / hybrid graphic card. $ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (...
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How to: Bumblebee with NVidia GeForce GTX 950M, with NVidia's proprietary drivers (anyone confirm it works)?

I have a laptop with a discrete NVidia GeForce GTX 950M graphics card. I installed Ubuntu and am using the proprietary NVidia drivers (had to boot with nomodeset first to install those). That is, only ...
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adjusting screen brightness Skylake+Nvidia

I have a Santech T67 which is a laptop based on Clevo P640RE. Briefly, the hardware is: Intel Skylake CPU (i7-6700HQ) Nvidia GTX 970m (NVIDIA Corporation GM204M [GeForce GTX 970M] (rev a1), from ...
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Display scrolls with mouse on 3-head prime setup on 16.04

I have a 3-head setup on a Dell L502x optimus notebook. It is an intel Sandy Bridge (i7 2nd) with a Nvidia GeForce GT 540M. Using nvidia prime (not bumblebee) with nvidia as the primary display. ...
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Bumblebee with LD_LIBRARY_PATH and ModulePath empty

I've been struggling with this problem for quite a time. I just upgraded my xubuntu to 16.04 and my nvidia drivers broke again. So, as usual, I had to uninstall all nvidia drivers (I was using nvidia-...
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How to set up nVidia Optimus/Bumblebee in 14.04

The previous methods i have used to set up Bumblebee on 13.10 based distributions is not working under Ubuntu 14.04 . How can I set up Bumblebee and Bumblebee GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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Nvidia prime vs Bumblebee fps drop issue

It was two months ago that I switched to Bumblebee from nvidia-prime due to prime not liking Nvidia-340+ and booting to low-graphics and followed the instructions here in my answer, Nvidia Driver and ...
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Enable graphics card in VirtualBox

I recently bought a new laptop with following configuration CPU: Intel i5 2450 RAM: 8 GB DDR3 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 520 1GB I've setup a virtual machine using VirtualBox with Windows 7 as guest. ...
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How to use CUDA with NVIDIA Prime

I've found a half a dozen posts on this all over the web, but none of them really answer the question. I want to set up my nvidia GPU to only do computations, not drive the display. But when I switch ...
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Problems installing Nvidia drivers

I own a Dell Inspiron 15-5558, wich has a Nvidia 920m and the integrated intel graphics. I already followed lots of guides on how to install nvidia drivers, needless to say none of them worked. When i ...
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Can't find latest NVIDIA Propietary Drivers

I'm trying to update my Nvidia drivers to 361.15 Proprietary (Prime) but it keep showing me the open source (Nouveau) drivers of it and I can't find the prime version of it. I tried manually ...
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How can I switch back to Nvidia card from Intel with Nvidia-prime

So I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 and found that the primusrun command no longer works, so ditched bumblebee in favour of nvidia-prime. This lets you switch video card from nvidia-settings rather than ...
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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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Unable to install NVIDIA GPU drivers on Xenial

I have an ASUS K55VM and I've been trying to install NVDIA GPU drivers on my laptop, but am not sure what I am doing wrong. These are the packages I've installed: $:/usr/sbin# dpkg --get-selections ...