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

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lightdm crash after changing resolution

my laptop is dual boot win8.1/ubuntu 14.04 lts two gpus: gtx980m/hd4600 I use nvidia-346.47 and bumblebee, following the configuration tutorial How to install nVidia drivers with Bumblebee on Ubuntu ...
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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 set up nVidia Optimus in 14.04

I have attempted to get my nVidia 970M working in 14.04 but despite the many (many!) methods out there, none seems to work for me. Using the instruction from How to set up nVidia Optimus/Bumblebee in ...
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How to install offical Nvidia driver on ubuntu 14.04.1?

I want to install cuda7.0. So I must install offical Nvidia driver prior to cuda7.0. But so long as I install offical driver, my ubuntu is unable to enter desktop after I input login password. It ...
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Latest version of NVIDIA driver that supports bumblebee/prime

NVIDIA driver with version higher that 331 gives a black screen on boot. Apparently, messing up xrandr/xorg configs. I did not find some clear solution on this and the only working driver version for ...
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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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Cannot set monitor to use 2560x1440

I have a laptop and am trying to plug in two monitors, one of which should run at 2560x1440 I have installed the proprietary nvidia-331-updates drivers and (I think) configured it to use those by ...
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Nvidia/Intel hybrid graphics with cinnamon and mdm

I have looked everywhere but i can't seem to find an answer I Have a laptop (Acer V3-5726-54S6) 1tb 8gbRam with an integrated intel gpu and a Nvidia GT840m(2gb). Running Ubuntu 14.04 with cinnamon ...
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xorg-edgers or mamarley ppa?

I've been having issues (it seems many have been experiencing the same problems) with the NVIDIA drivers and NVIDIA prime lately. More specifically, being unable to switch to the card and getting ...
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Low brightness Ubuntu 14.10

I have an Asus X550LN with NVIDIA 840m + Intel HD 4400 but since i've installed ubuntu 14.10 the brightness is too low although in the system settings is at maximum. Some help? Fn+f5 or Fn+f6 works ...
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Laptop keep freezing when using propriertary Nvidia drivers [closed]

My laptop (Fujitsu LB AH532) with Intel graphic and Nvidia (Nvidia Prime) graphic-card is freezing when using proprietary drivers. I selected the binary nvidia-331 (tested on) and after a time the ...
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Asus f550c, double graphic card: what is the best setting? nvidia driver, using only integrated card lags too much

My laptop is an Asus f550c, with double graphic card. I have installed nvidia driver (version 331.113-updates) and using the integrated card as default. The problem is that sometimes it lags too ...
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Second Monitor Issues on Lenovo W530 running Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have a Lenovo W530 with Nvidia Optimus technology running Ubuntu 14.04. I am using the Nouveau drivers and experiencing problems when connecting a second monitor to the VGA port. I would like to be ...
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What is the difference between nvidia-current and nvidia-331?

Ubuntu Bumblebee wiki suggest installing bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus linux-headers-generic which pulls in nvidia-current whereas Ask Ubuntu and various blogs suggest installing bumblebee ...
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Low brightness Ubuntu 14.10

I have an Asus F550LNV-DM092H with NVIDIA 840m + Intel HD 4400 but since i've installed ubuntu 14.10 the brightness is too low although in the system settings is at maximum. Some help?
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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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Lost display after nvidia driver update on optimus laptop (everyting else works)

I've been using Ubuntu 14.10 with no problems for a couple of months. After fresh install I installed property Nvidia driver(nvidia-331) from software sources and had no problem using it with Nvidia ...
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bumblebeed: No integrated video card found, quitting

I'm trying to get Bumblebee working on Ubuntu 14.10 x64 and NVIDIA OPTIMUS: - Intel HD3000 (don't know which drivers are used: I've installed Intel(R) Graphics Installer for Linux* 1.0.7 while being ...
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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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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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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 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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MSI GS60-GTX965 - Unable to get Bumblebee to run properly - Could not load GPU drivers

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my new laptop and while everything works great (save for the wifi card but that's a completely different matter) I'm having some trouble getting Bumblebee to run. I ...
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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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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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Install Nouveau 3d driver

I decided to stop using nvidia drivers, they caused me some bugs, selecting nouveau driver and launching glxgears i have only 60 fps. So i thought I was using Intel graphics(i have Optimus device with ...
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Mini Display Port and Ubuntu 14.04

Did someone manage to use the mini display port instead of the hdmi port of a laptop (with ubuntu 14.04) ? I use bumblebee and my laptop has a nvidia card. I already posted a remark in this thread ...
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Optirun not working properly with Wine

I have a laptop with NVidia Optimus running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS x64. I'd like to play some games for Windows on my Ubuntu, then I've installed wine for 32 and 64 bits, Bumblebee, libraries and drivers ...
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Unable to get Nvidia drivers to work on GeForce GT755M (Optimus)

I am trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 running on a Lenovo Y510p with a GeForce GT755M graphics card. I have followed countless tutorials on the web, all to no avail. The methods I have tried include: 1) ...
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Boot to suspend?

I am having a weird issue here that I am not quite sure how to fix! After thinking for almost an entire day that I have one of those infamous boot to black screen issues that I wasn’t able to fix, ...
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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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No devices found when trying to use NVIDIA GPU

I'm attempting to use Bumblebee for my NVIDIA GPU, and I'm running into errors when running programs. I'm testing it with a Minecraft client, which actually starts, but crashes after a moment. $ ...
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Thinkpad T440p Docking - dual monitor problems

I have a Thinkpad T440p in an UltraDock with Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 installed. The T440p includes the optimus graphics system (nvidia + intel). I have two monitors attached to the UltraDock. One is ...
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Dual monitor setup, why does NVidia 346 crash and only detect one giant screen?

I'm using: Alienware M14xR2 laptop running Ubuntu 14.10 2 * DELL U2412M monitors attached via HDMI and VGA Optimus graphics (Intel + nVidia GeForce GT 650M) running with nvidea-346 and nvidia-prime, ...
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Performance Problem Nvidia GPU

I would like to understand why my Nvidia GTX 660M on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64X is running slow and eventually speed it up: So, I installed the NVidia proprietary driver: dpkg --get-selections | grep ...
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discrete graphic card(nvidia geforce 540M) is not working well

i am using COMSOL Multiphysics for my simulations. at first using it with integrated graphic card(intel). renders was fine but so slow. then i installed bumblebee with latest nvidia driver(340.65) and ...
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Why bumblebee is 5 times slower than nvidia driver?

I have a laptop with Intel Core i5 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GT 640M discrete graphic with optimus technology. I have managed to install bumblebee with nvidia-311 driver on my ubuntu 14.04. The problem ...
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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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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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Bumblebee not working correctly

I have a problem using Bumblebee and nVidia drivers 331. Is the bumblebee configured correctly? I am using it in Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 Here is results using Intel card: mayor@K56CB:~$ glxgears Running ...
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Multiple-monitors and Nvidia Optimus not working after apt-get update/upgrade

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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How to turn on DisplayPort

I have Thinkpad T430 with NVIDIA NVS 5400M and Intel HD Graphics 4000. I installed the bumblebee and nvidia-current, but Ubuntu still doesn't recognise external monitor connected DisplayPort
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Bumblebee not working on Ubuntu 14

Recently I installed Ubuntu on an Asus N46VM, which contains NVidia Optimus technology. Before using Ubuntu, I had used Fedora 20 with Bumblebee due to the support for Nvidia board, it worked without ...
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Bumblebee and Lenovo IdeaPad Z580 with Nvidia GeForce GT 630M

Bumblebee doesn't recognizes my graphic card, $ lspci | grep -i vga 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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Bumblebee [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG]

Though this may seem like a duplicate question, none of the suggestions I've seen have worked for me, however nearly all posters get good results. I'll start with hardware: Metabox W350ST notebook ...
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error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Failed to initialize DMA using bumblebee

I have gone through every question on Xorg errors I could find and googled for this DMA error, but none seemed to solve my issue. This is my notebook cnfiguration: Intel i5-4200U @ 1.6GHz 8GB DDR3 ...
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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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Bumblebee running on Nvidia does not increase performance

When I run anything with bumblebee it doesn't provide performance increase compared to running on the Intel integrated chip. Is this an indication of incorrectly installed drivers and settings or just ...
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primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: Could not load GPU driver after Intel driver installation

I installed the latest Intel drivers today using this tool: https://01.org/linuxgraphics/downloads I wanted to play Dota 2 with my nVidia graphics card. I loaded up the game and it never loaded. I ...
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Behavior when connecting a laptop to an HDMI screen

I have a three year old Dell Vostro 3750 (Nvidia Optimus) which I am fairly happy with. Since I will use the computer much more in the future, I would like to use it with an external monitor. I have ...