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

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Installed 14.04 and Nvidia Graphics card won't load

So I've installed 14.04 and after hours of working on it I finally got grub to work. I noticed during the live cds that my main monitor (powered by my nvidia card) wasn't working, and I figured that ...
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How can I use VDPAU directly?

I got bumblebee working following this. After some meddling, that I cannot fully reconstruct, but this helped, I got VDPAU working: VDPAU_DRIVER=va_gl vdpauinfo display: :0 screen: 0 [VS] ...
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Ubuntu 14.04,NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [NVS 5400M] laptop monitor problem

I am having a problem with making the laptop monitor work with the latest ubuntu. I am using optimus on lenovo t430 at the moment and when I try to activate the laptop monitor I get an extended ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 64bit locks up after login

Today I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. The installation went well with no sign of issues. On boot everything seems fine until I get to the login screen. After putting in my password and logging ...
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Is using Nvidia Optimus worth it?

I have a laptop with the Optimus technology by Nvidia. I do not play graphically demanding games, so I am wandering if I should go through the trouble of making it all work. What is the card useful ...
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Bumblebee won't turn on as when I try to, a second later, it turns back off

I tried looking for this but only see things pertaining more to the card. Bumblebee itself won't turn on for more than a second. I followed the questions on this link here which all seemed fine to do ...
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Drivers : Which is better : Bumblebee vs Nvidia-Prime? [on hold]

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 (Clean Installation) from 12.04. I used bumblebee on my last version of Ubuntu. When i Googled to install Bumblebee on Ubuntu 14.04, i also got some results with ...
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14.04 with nVidia 800m Series Graphics Card

I have recently bought a Sager NP7338 laptop which has the 860M nVidia GeForce card on it with Optimus Technology. Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize that I have a nVidia graphics card at all. Is 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, ...
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W540 + 14.04 + nvidia driver = no work

there's a strange problem I cannot solve: there are two Lenovo W540 (A) and (B). W540 has two graphics chips: intel and nvidia Quadro K1100M. There is no bios setting to disable intel, and/or only ...
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Is a NVIDIA GeForce with Optimus Technology supported by Ubuntu?

I am considering buying a Dell XPS 15 laptop. The laptop has a Nvidia 420m card which should work with Linux but I keep reading that the Nvidia Optimus technology isn't supported on Linux. I am not ...
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Does nvidia-prime do automatic switching in 14.04?

I was using bumblebee for a while and have no moved to nvidia-prime. I noticed that I can change the GPU that I am using through the nvidia settings GUI. My question is, however, is if nvidia-prime is ...
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Troubleshooting while installing bumblebee on mint 17 [closed]

I have a N56VZ laptop with Linux Mint 17 installed and I would like to run some programs (Blender for instance) with the Nvidia graphics card active. So I've tried to install Bumblebee following this ...
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bumblebee and lenovo: OS crash after (unsuccesful) installation

I have been struggling for some days now, and unfortunately not solved the problem: I am trying to install Bumblebee on Ubuntu (both 12.04 and 13.10) with a Lenovo T440p with hybrid graphic cards ...
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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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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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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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Skype 4.2 in Ubuntu 13.04 won't open in nVidia Optimus Laptops

Actually this is an answer. Im not asking a question. Last day, I tried to install skype 4.2 on my dell N5110 with nvida Optimus, after the installation when I tried to open skype from dash it didn't ...
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Nvidia 555M driver installation problem with a Lenovo Y570

I am trying to install the Nvidia 555M driver on my Lenovo Y570. I've tried all the advises here and other sites but I couldn't solve the problem. I downloaded the graphics card driver from 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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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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HDMI connection between TV and a laptop with Ubuntu (14.04) + NVIDIA Optimus possible?

Question briefly: Is it possible to connect a Ubuntu laptop with NVIDIA Optimus to a TV via HDMI connection? The connection should also have sounds included, because otherwise it would be easier just ...
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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 run 'primusrun' command with Steam for Wndows games on Wine

I'm new on Ubuntu 14.04, and I was trying to find out how to run primusrun command (Bumblebee) on Steam for Windows games simulated with Wine 1.6.2. I have searched many forums and could not find the ...
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NVidia-prime with 14.04 problems

Heeeelllppppp! System: I have a Dell 17xps with an NVidia Optimus 555M graphics card. Annoying History: It's all worked ok with Ubuntu 12.x and bumblebee. But I really want to use 14.04 and ...
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Problem with optirun bumblebee [closed]

I'm trying to run optirun on my Lenovo G580 with nVidia GeForce 610M on Ubuntu 14.04. Getting the following error $ optirun glxgears [ 98.457967] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't get nvidia-prime working

Yesterday I upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10 and wanted to try nvidia-prime. However, I am unable to get it working. The message I am getting when I run 'nvidia-settings' at the command line is as ...
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Regarding configuration of Nvidia GeForce GT 740M graphics driver for Toshiba Satellite P50-AX3110 in Ubuntu 13.10

I have a Toshiba Satellite P50-AX3110 laptop which comes with preinstalled Windows 8 operating system having the following configuration: 4GB RAM, 3rd generation Intel Core i5 processor, 2GB Nvidia ...
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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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Nvidia Drivers break several hot-keys on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a ThinkPad W530, which has Optimus. When I am running the NVidia card with Nouveau or the Intel integrated card with Intel drivers, the Microphone mute, ThinkVantage key, and brightness works ...
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Nvidia-331 Nvidia-Settings Prime Profile Switching Error

I'm having an issue with my nvidia-331 driver. I can't seem to switch between Intel and Nvida via nvidia-settings. The option is there but when I click 'nvidia' a blank error window pops up. It's very ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 does not indicate my discrete GPU

After installing Bumblebee and Nvidia 331.38 driver with primus I get this error delmomd@Dell:~$ optirun steam [ 887.242992] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the ...
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Ubuntu cannot see Nvidia 730m

I have Bought a new Asus ux302LG and trying hard to install linux on it. The laptop has 3 screen options in hardware (HDMI,MiniDisplayPort, and build in laptop screen) The to external ports works, but ...
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Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU with Nvidia 660m and bumblebee

Specifications: Clevo W370ET ubuntu 13.10 32bt, nvidia 660m, with 319 nvidia drivers installed, the bus ID is PCI:01:00:0. And after installing Bumblebee using this site. LINK I still can not run ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 bumblebee wont switch to Nvidia

I installed ubuntu 13.10 and followed the instructions on how to install bumblebee. I then did a test with glxears and the optirun glxears but I get the same frame rate. My guess is optirun wont ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nvidia-prime

I have a laptop with the nvidia geforce gt 420m. I have installed the 331 nvidia drivers and the nvidia-prime but when I run nvidia-settings I get the message: ** Message: PRIME: No offloading ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 Graphics Issues: Broken Pipes, Reinstalled Xorg and Bumblebee

It seems I have a problem, and am only making it worse by following what I find online. I have a new Asus N550JV-D71 (not sure about the part after the dash, though I definitely know it includes 71). ...
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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 to remove bumblebee indicator?

Bumblebee indicator is enormous on my (xfce4) panel. Not sure why. Haven't been able to figure out how to eliminate it. Bumblebee preferences doesn't have any option to remove it, and clicking the ...
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How should I install latest nvidia driver to ubuntu 14.04?

I tried many different ways to install nvidia drivers to my fresh setup ubuntu 14.04. I tried the ones that are default in Ubuntu repository. I also tried the ones from 'xorg-edgers'. (ALL VARIATIONS ...
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Nvidia problem when installing wine

I have a system that has optimus Nvidia card, so when i try to install wine it says. The following packages will be REMOVED: nvidia-libopencl1-331-updates I have tried wine1.6 & wine1.7 same ...
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After Nvidia 331 and Bumblebee install, OpenGL reverts to old version

I recently installed Bumblebee and the Nvidia 331 driver, because apparently this was the only way to get my Geforce 860m to work. Now, when I try to compile OpenGL programs, it behaves as if I have ...
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Peaceful coexistance of Intel and Nviidia GLX

I have an optimus laptop, so both intel and nvidia cards. It has worked fine for years (running 12.04) using bumblebee. Yes, I know there are better options by now, but it works fine. Problem is, ...
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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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What is the current status of support for optimus graphics cards?

I will make a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my machine in a bit. Will I have to install optimus / will the system auto-install it / is there a better option than optimus available at this time?
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Using the Nvidia Graphic card in Ubuntu 12.04

I'm new to ubuntu and i've been having this question since the day i installed Ubuntu. Does ubuntu come along with the necessary drivers for my Nvidia 640M graphic card? Also , My computer was ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 + nvidia-331-updates makes a blank desktop screen

I upgraded my installation from 13.10 to 14.04. The problem is that whenever I install the Nvidia drivers from the GUI, upon reboot or trying to login again it only shows the wallpaper of my desktop ...
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Nvidia GTX 765M with Optimus Unclamed

I have tried alot of different ways to get my pc working with graphics card but hasnt got me anywhere. I started off with installing ubuntu 12.04 for the first time which left me stuck at black login ...