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

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bumblebee on Ubuntu 15.04

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 on it and Nvidia video card GT840M. I've installed video driver in a way like this: sudo apt-get purge nvidia* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates ...
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Multiple Monitors using bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.10

I've been unable to get multiple monitors to work with Ubuntu 13.10 using nvidia-prime or bumblebee. Could someone point me in the right direction? With nvidia-prime, I've tried the xorg.conf here ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 vivid - Nvidia GTX 660M (Optimus again)

I'm really sorry that I pull this topic again but "I still haven't found what I'm looking for...". I've tried tons of solutions with several behaviors, and I can't get it work properly. First of all ...
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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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Unable to run OpenGL 3.3 on an nvidia optimus system

I have made a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo Y-410p(Optimus) with Nvidia Geforce 750M. After running the update tool, I see that nvidia-331 drivers are installed. I am unable to use nvidia ...
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unable to get display over hdmi

After following this tutorial: tutorial HDMI Nvidia trying to run : export DISPLAY=:8.0 && optirun startlxde I encountered following thin in my .cache/lxsession/LXDE (openbox:7988): ...
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Nvidia Optimus - Bbswitch showing different gcard in use than Xsettings icon [closed]

I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela on a Lenovo Thinkpad T450S (the version with a 940m). I installed the proprietary Nvidia-driver via the driver manager and everything seems to be working ...
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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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Cannot use monitor plugged into dock with Thinkpad t440p on Ubuntu 15.04

This question also covers other graphics problems I've been experiencing. The Thinkpad t440p is certified for Ubuntu, but appears to have major problems after I upgraded it from 14.10 to 15.04 ...
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Step by step guide to install drivers for my NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520MX Graphics, Optimus™ technology

I am using Samsung NP300E5Z-S01AE Notebook and it has a NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520MX Graphics, Optimus™ technology graphics card in it. Please anyone tell me what's the way to install the drivers for the ...
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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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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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nvidia-331: nvidia-settings contains no options except Profiles [closed]

On Linux Mint 17.1 with nvidia-331 drivers installed, running nvidia-settings gives this window: It seems that the left panel should have more settings (about resolution, antialiasing, etc.) which ...
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Nvidia 331 driver, Ubuntu 14.04 and Wine - lags, fps drops and surprising, temporary boost

I experience weird fps drops while playing games, mostly with Wine. Some tested games: Hearthstone - fps drops happens pretty often; interesting fact is that while browsing cards every page needs ...
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Ubuntu is always crashing

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 alongside with Windows 8.1 but it's always hanging and I can't finish any work. :(. These are the typical things I'm doing with my Ubuntu. Coding using PHPStorm Debugging ...
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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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Battery drains very fast on Ubuntu

I have a Lenovo Z50-70 Laptop with dual boot between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The battery lasts for about 6 hours on Windows but lasts only 2.5 hrs or less on Ubuntu. Since the difference is ...
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Having Trouble Updating Nvidia Drivers

I've just bought a new laptop and am trying to install Ubuntu on it. This is the first time I'm installing linux on my own machine (I've used it on machines at work and school before, but I've never ...
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How to use Nouveau for graphics and NVIDIA GPU for only CUDA programs on Optimus notebook?

I am using a notebook with a Intel i7 (with its own GPU) and a NVIDIA GPU. On Windows, the notebook uses Optimus to switch between the GPUs intelligently. I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed CUDA ...
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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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NVIDIA card and Bumblebee refuse to run

Whenever I try to use optirun to run a program using my NVIDIA card, I get this error message: libGL: screen 0 does not appear to be DRI2 capable libGL: OpenDriver: trying ...
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Cannot access secondary GPU

After turning on computer and login I cant use optirun. $ optirun glxheads [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled. ...
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12.04 Failed to load module “nvidia” (module does not exist, 0)

I have ASUS UL50Vt with nvidia optimus hybrid graphics (GeForce 210M). I recently installed ubuntu 12.04, and in Details app it was showing me, that I am on Intel video driver. So, I installed ...
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Nvidia driver crashes and kernel errors on fresh install of Kubuntu 15.04

I have an MSI GE70 2OE-071US laptop, with Optimus and an Nvidia GeForce GTX765M graphics card. On Kubuntu 14.10, I was once able to run CUDA using Bumblebee with reasonable reproducibility. On Kubuntu ...
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Is bumblebee still relevant for Ubuntu 14.04 and up?

I've seen some posts announcing native Nvidia Optimus support since 14.04. But I've also found many tutorials of how to install and run bumblebee on this very same distribution. So my question is... ...
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Bumblebee isnt active, now what? nvidia-prime takes whole session

Bumblebee stopped developing in 2013. How to use optirun/primerun etc... now (e.g. 15.04)? How to run desktop on intel and single app on prop. nvidia (not nouveau)? I would like nvidia to powerdown ...
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bumbleebe : Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

I have a problem with bumbleebee since this weekend... I have the classical error : Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver... I tried everything that I found on the internet ...
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Run VLC via Bumblebee

When I try to run VLC through the commands optirun or optirun -b primus using the command line I get the following output: VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28) [0xd35118] main ...
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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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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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Laptop has two screens according to settings. How do I fix this?

Okay, I have just installed Kubuntu 15.04 on my Acer Aspire 5742G (with a nvidia GT540m card). I have an issue with the screen of the laptop. When I tried to open some applications (e.g. settings) ...
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Optimus in 14.04 - should I just get reinstall with 15.04?

I've been trying for a while to get the nvidia driver (331) working on my new laptop. The problem seems to be that optimus support is really hard to get working properly. Added to that, when I try to ...
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Can't boot into discrete graphics mode on thinkpad w530

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 using the nvidia 331 driver. I think it's an issue with the driver. Can anyone help figure out which one to use?
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Black login screen after installing ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I have successfully installed ubuntu 12.04 (64bit)on my new PC. However, after the install I hear the login screen drum but screen stays black. I have Disabled secure boot So far I've tried these: ...
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Overheat problem with Ubuntu 15.04 on Asus K55VD

I got this laptop. The issue is with the nVIDIA / Bubmlebee/Optimus. Drivers are correctly installed, no black screen. Optirun is working correctly. However, after a period of about 10 minutes ...
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Laptop overheating on Ubuntu 12.04

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 but it still got to even 74C. Here I found ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 nvidia 346.59 external monitor display - windows stretched; click offset is off

I have used the same hardware setup with Ubuntu 14 and didn't have any problems with the nvidia driver (not sure which one I used back then). Seems to work fine in "only external monitor" "only ...
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Can't get NVIDIA Driver or CUDA working on Optimus laptop

I have an acer aspire V5-573G which comes with a NVIDIA OPTIMUS chipset and 750M gfx card. I have a fairly fresh install of 14.04 and I have tried a number of things to install driver and CUDA. In the ...
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Bumblebee installation problems for Nvidia GTX 970M

I have a weirds problems with ubuntu 15 when I try install bumblebee on my MSI GS60-2QE. I had try many installations way especialy this one: How to install nVidia drivers with Bumblebee on Ubuntu ...
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Blank screen after Nvidia driver installation

What I have done: I have follow the steps here. I downloaded the Nvidia driver for Linux 64 bit version 346.72. Does that have anything with Optimus? After seeing the said blank screen, I've ...
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using inactive discrete nvidia graphics card for parallel processing on an optimus system

I have an MSI GT70 2PE Dominator Pro Laptop with 32GB's RAM, NVidia GTX 880 Graphics Card with 8 GB RAM and Integrated Intel 4600 Graphics Card Running Ubuntu 14.04. It is an Optimus system. Works ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 overheating issues

I have had this problem for some time now, I tried to research this forum and others for solutions but unfortunately I couldn't resolve the issue. I've got overheating issues. Sometimes the pc will ...
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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 with 14.04 problems

I have a Dell 17xps with an NVidia Optimus 555M graphics card. History It's all worked OK with Ubuntu 12.x and bumblebee, but I really want to use 14.04 and nvidia-prime. I've basically been ...
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Xorg is using 100% CPU with 15.04

Since I upgraded to 15.04 everything is horribly slow, with Xorg using 100% CPU. Can't find any reason in any log file. I have lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th ...
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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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Ubuntu optimus support?

When will Ubuntu (or a Linux kernel) have native nvidia Optimus support? Estimates? Weeks/months/years? "Native nvidia optimus support" as in when I run a graphically-demanding application, my ...
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Nvidia Optimus with GTX 850m not working

I recently got a new notebook (Acer Aspire V5 573G) with a Nvidia Geforce GTX 850M and the Intel Haswell integrated graphics. Now I read through a lot of websites in order to find out what the best ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 black screen on login after installing nvidia-346 or nvidia-349 [duplicate]

I recently tried to install new nvidia drivers on my Asus 550L (840m GPU). My previous driver was nvidia-340.76 which worked flawlessly. I am also using bumblebee. When I installed the newer drivers I ...
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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 ...