nVidia Optimus is a hybrid graphics technology

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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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Again: On the obstacles of Optimus in Ubuntu 15.10

I know questions about the nvidia drivers are asked zillions of times and I have searched for possible solutions but non of them worked!! Lenovo Idea Pad z510: optimus graphic card (intel-nvidia ...
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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, ...
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Cannot switch from Intel to Nvidia GPU somehow

I'm trying to get the GPU GeForce 940M on my new HP laptop ENVY 17-n101ng running, but have somehow extreme troubles switching from Intel to Nvidia. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (16-bit). I have ...
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nvidia-prime doesn't turn off Nvidia card while using intel graphics

So I'm using nvidia-352-updates and nvidia-prime. It also installed bbswitch and some other packages. I've set nvidia-prime to use the Intel card. It is using that card but powertop reports that the ...
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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 LTS keeps freezing, I feel like it's the Nvidia card I have

I've been having troubles with my computer as of late. I was running Ubuntu previously and it suddenly crashed on me so I did a fresh install and it has become a bit better but not really. 1) Whole ...
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primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: Could not load GPU driver

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then installed bumblebee following the instructions on Ubuntu Bumblebee wiki(where they said that primusrun is better than optirun for version=> 13.10) But when I ...
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Acer Laptop with Nvidia GPU and Optimus: Can't get past black screen when trying to install

I've been using lubuntu for years on my laptops to save battery life tremendously, and this is the first time that nomodeset has failed for me, so I searched far and wide for all sorts of different ...
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Bumblebee Intel+Nvidia on 15.10 blackscreen issue

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 15.10, i have a msi GT70 laptop with optimus. I have installed bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia, it is absolutely needed because nouveau keeps crashing at login. So i ...
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Problem with nvidia/bumblebee

I recently had to reinstall my Ubuntu 14.04.3 and now have problems with using bumblebee. I installed it as per https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee, but when I try to check it I get this: ...
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Bumblebee Nvidia Drivesrs

Actually I am new to Linux. Currently I using Ubuntu 15.10 on my Lenovo Y50-70 with Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M graphics driver installed. I've installed the required graphics drivers from Additional ...
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Make use of “gfx_switch_status” in sony-laptop?

I successfully managed to install 14.04.3 on my Sony Vaio S Series SVS1513C5E laptop and after few minor tweaks I adore the setup! My concern here is: The device has Optimus graphics that uses a ...
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Garbage in primus with nvidia bumblebee on Trusty

The following appears when running optirun glxgears with primus and nvidia-331-updates configured in bumblebee.conf: This is on 14.04 Trusty Tahr, upgraded from 13.10. The application seems to run ...
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IronHide / BumbleBee with a VirtualBox VM. Will it pass through video acceleration to the physical card?

Any ideas whether you can run a Windows VM via IronHide for graphics card acceleration? I'd like to play games / watch bluray etc utilising my video card.
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Ubuntu 12.04 Bumblebee vs Nvidia GeForce GT 740M

After a week checking a lot of references about bumblebee/nvidia, I decided to post this new Thread. Nothing I've tried have worked in my scenario :-( ... testing of virtualgl and primus, different ...
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Graphics Cards - Power State

I have an Nvidia Optimus laptop dual-booting Ubuntu for general use and Windows 7 for gaming. I only want integrated graphics for Ubuntu, and when I run glxinfo | grep OpenGL the output is: OpenGL ...
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nVidia Optimus - switch graphic card without logout

I'm happy user of MSI GP60 Leopard. It has Intel HD Graphics 4600 and nVidia GeForce 840M. Official driver downloaded from nVidia website doesn't work. After install X server hangs right after login ...
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Reinstalling bumblebee on Kernel 4.4

I updated my kernel from 3.19 to 4.4, but afterwards the initialization of bumblebee failed. Therefore I removed it completely (purge) and reinstalled it, this time with the current nvidia driver ...
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bbswitch failing to turn of Nvidia GPU (Refused to change power state, currently in D0)

I've noticed that my laptop has been running hotter than it should be as well as output similar to the following from dmesg around when bbswitch should be shutting down my Nvidia GPU [ 5775.721636] ...
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Optirun is lagging with wine

I have notebook with intel HD 4000 and nvidia GeForce GT 710M with nouveau drivers. If I run game under wine with optirun then is more lagging as I run it without optirun.
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nVidia Optimus problems on Ubuntu 15.10

I've used Ubuntu on my Lenovo Y510p for nearly six months with no issues, and I fell in love with it. I recently bought a MSi GS60 (Skylake), and I've had a major problem with running Ubuntu. I can ...
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Double GPU (intel-nvidia)

i read lots of guides but still, not working. (like this one for example Ubuntu 15.10 won't start with NVIDIA drivers installed). My configuration: Ubuntu 15.10 nvidia gtx 950m intel i5 6th ...
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Which is a normal temperature for a laptop?

I have a Samsung series 5 my temperature is around 77-80°c when i am playing, and 48-54 on normal use it laptop don't have a month and I am not sure if it is normal. Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ ...
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Laptop nvidia graphic card slower than integrated Intel CPU graphic card

I have got laptop Lenovo G580 with Ubuntu 14.04 and two graphic cards: CPU integrated Intel graphic card and dedicate Nvidia GeForce GT 635M. It takes me really too long to set up laptop to use ...
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Nvidia Prime not working on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

Switching the graphics card does not work, if you leave the system, it is impossible to login again. If you reboot, the GDM will not start. I have to boot into rescue mode and perform prime-select ...
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How to fix multi-display after upgrade? (Ubuntu Gnome 14.04, Nvidia Optimus)

I did a dist-upgrade today and after rebooting it would not load any GUI (tried lightdm and gdm), just stuck at the blinking underscore cursor. I noticed the driver had changed to Nvidia 343 so I ...
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Use Intel GPU + NVidia with 1 monitor on a desktop system

I'm planning on running a desktop system with 2 GPU's on one monitor: am I correct that GPU switching is not available in this scenario? So I'll have to boot either using the Intel GPU (but I'll be ...
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Xrandr and nvidia-settings information inconsistent

I have primus, bumblebee, bumblebee-nvidia, nvidia-current, libdrm-nouveau1a, libdrm-noveau2, and xserver-xorg-video-nouveau-lts-quantal on my machine (should I delete the noveau stuff? It seems ...
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Thinkpad T530 with Optimus and Docking Station

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 with Optimus video, which is not supported on 12.04.1. I don't normally need the discrete (nVidia) graphics, so I turn it off in the BIOS settings to achieve longer ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 System Freezes - Firefox eats a lot of memory with nvidia-prime enabled

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS L502X Laptop with a discrete, optimus-enabled Nidia card. System was working great until I decided to install bumblebee to enable the Nvidia card ...
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Graphic lags in ubuntu 14.04

After entering I see here is samsung np350e5c
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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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Black screen after deleting nvidia-prime

I decided to change nvidia-prime to bumblebee. I removed the nvidia-prime, installed bumblebee and restarted the computer. Loading freezes on plymouth. Then I booted into recovery mode and uninstall ...
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How to setup Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Notebook Nvidia Optimus drivers?

I have installed the Ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo IdeaPad Z500 Notebook. Currently I don't know how to ascertain which card is being used and how to setup the appropriated drivers to use the Nvidia Optimus. ...
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How to force anti aliasing using bumblebee on a specific program

I have KSP bought on steam but antialiasing is not working on it. So graphics are pretty bad. I saw this link but i can't create the according rule or find how to do this. ...
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Poor performance with Nvidia 540M and 352.63 drivers on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

After I installed the drivers and switched to the NVIDIA card the framerates I get on glmark2 are just absurd: ======================================================= glmark2 2012.08 ...
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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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Run OpenGL apps with CUDA with Nvidia Optimus and Bumblebee

I am attempting to start learning CUDA using my old laptop with a hybrid Nvidia GT650M/Intel iGPU setup. I have tried following the instructions on a couple resources[1,2,3]. Those resources helped ...
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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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How can I tell Ubuntu to use my NVIDIA GPU for specific programs?

I am using a laptop with an Intel Core i7-4702MQ CPU (which has Intel HD Graphics 4600 integrated) and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M graphics card. In Windows, I can use the NVIDIA Control Panel ...
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ubuntu gnome 15.10 error with using bumblebee optirun: KMS not enabled

I have a fresh installation of ubuntu gnome 15.10 and I cannot get bumblebee optirun to work. My laptop has the optimus setup with Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. I get the following error trying to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3 Intel HD 4000 stuck at 1050-1100Mhz => Heat

Samsung NP550P5C S02 i5-3210M, Intel HD 4000, Nvidia GT 650M Ubuntu 14.04.3, kernel 3.19, xorg 1.17 nvidia-352 Ubuntu 14.04.3 Mesa 10.5.9 dmesg gives me some [ 4565.419502] intel_powerclamp: Start ...
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Using optirun on Optimus Laptop (GT 740 M) gives “Cannot access secondary GPU”

I'm trying to use bumblebee on an nvidia optimus laptop. I've got the version 340 of the nvidia dirver installed with bumblebee and bbswitch. When trying to run optirun i get: [ 576.095946] ...
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Nvidia Ion Asus Eee PC Seashell series 1215n and Optimus

I'm using ubuntu, lubuntu , kubuntu: Linux sysop 3.19.0-33-generic #38-Ubuntu SMP Fri Nov 6 18:18:12 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux on a Asus Eee PC Seashell series 1215n that has an ...
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Bumblebee on Asus Zenbook UX303LB

About a week ago, I bought a new laptop (Asus Zenbook UX303LB). I immediately threw out the included Windows installation and installed Ubuntu 15.04 (later upgraded to 15.10, and also reinstalled at ...
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Install Freezing Alienware 14 or 17

I have an issue installing Ubuntu on my Alienware 2013 14 or 17 inch laptops. Basically when I try LiveCD or try to install, after the part when I select the WiFi connection, it freezes after a ...
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Ubuntu compatibilty on Cosmos III laptop (pcspecialist)

I am planning on buying a new laptop and I would like to dual boot it with Ubuntu and Windows (I need the latter, it is not an option...), but I need to be sure that I will not have any problem when I ...
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Cannot reboot Kubuntu 15.10

I installed Kubuntu 15.10. I am able to boot and shutdown perfectly fine, but I cannot reboot. After trying to reboot I see the word kubuntu with a blue glow around it. After that disappears my screen ...