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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

129
votes
14answers
132k views

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 ...
19
votes
0answers
7k views

How well will Nvidia Optimus cards be supported in 12.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Will Nvidia Optimus be supported in 12.04?It will be improvements in nvidia optimus drivers? Will no longer need bumblebee ...
7
votes
3answers
13k views

How to switch between hybrid Graphics Intel/nVidia? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung NP-QX411. It has two graphics cards, Intel and nVidia. The Intel drivers were quickly found and is fully functional. But nVidia, I have tried installing several drivers in different ...
2
votes
2answers
5k views

Can't use nvidia card/driver on optimus notebook

I installed (once again) the latest official nvidia driver for my GT540m on Ubuntu 11.10. Even though everything seems OK with my xorg.conf file (I've manually added BusID "PCI:1:0:0", since lspci ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

How can I Install Nvidia Driver GT 520 and Cuda 5.0 in Ubuntu13.04?

I'm just newbie with Ubuntu/Linux. Actually I am attempting to install Pyrit which requires GPU acceleration. I have dual-booted Ubuntu 13.04 and Windows 7 in my Desktop PC Gigabyte G31M-ES2C with: ...
11
votes
2answers
22k views

“You do not appear to be using the nvidia x server”(screenshot included)

I am running ubuntu 11.04 at my asus laptop. Laptop specs: CPU: i5-2410M @ 2,3GHz RAM: 4GB GPU: nvidia gforce GT 520M / (also the cpu has a bult-in graphics processor) I am getting this error when ...
6
votes
4answers
18k views

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 ?
6
votes
2answers
14k views

Using Nvidia 319 with bumblebee

I have Optimus laptop running Raring and now I'm using nvidia 304 drivers, which have bad performance and some games are not working properly (e.g. Oil Rush is working properly only with 319, with ...
8
votes
4answers
22k views

How do I get Ubuntu to recognize my nvidia graphics card?

If i type lspci| grep VGA into the terminal i get this output: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller(rev 09) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA ...
8
votes
3answers
64k views

Enable graphics Card in Virtual Box

I recently brought a new laptop with following configuration Intel i5 2450 8 Gb DDR3 RAM Nvidia geforce gtx 520 1 GB card I had setup a Windows 7 virtual machine using VirtualBox. I want to use my ...
9
votes
5answers
34k views

extension “GLX” missing on display

When I try to confirm than I can run Unity 3D on my Asus U31SD with intel's i5 Sandy Brigde and Nvidia 520 and Nvidia Optimus I receive this error: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0". Of ...
19
votes
2answers
12k views

Bumblebee or Ironhide?

I have an ASUS N53S, and I am using bumblebee. I can see it from the frame rates in Tux Racer. Some people refer to Bumblebee and some to Ironhide. What is the difference?
5
votes
2answers
5k views

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.
8
votes
2answers
5k views

Triple-head on a Lenovo T520

Lenovo T520 with integrated Intel HD graphics + a NVidia card (Optimus) Ubuntu 11.10 on the computer. I would like to use the built-in screen plus two external screens. This PDF indicates that it is ...
15
votes
6answers
25k views

Error loading libGL.so.1

When attempting to run various pieces of software (notably Steam and Yenka), I have come across an error similar to this: enter code here error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open ...
5
votes
1answer
9k views

No 3D support on Lenovo W520 with nVidia Optimus

i know about projects like Bumblebee but i don't need them. I've got a Lenovo W520 and i can choose in the BIOS which graphics card I'd like to use. And now my problem: I've installed the ...
3
votes
7answers
28k views

How to install Nvidia 319.12 driver on an optimus system

I have a Samsung NP550 system with Nvidia Geforce GT650M. I have installed bumblebee 3.2.1 and "nvidia-304, 304.88, 3.8.0-19-generic" drivers are loaded for me. However i would like to update to ...
5
votes
2answers
13k views

The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the socket path /var/run/bumblebee.socket was incorrect

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a Intel Ivy Bridge with integrated graphics and NVidia GPU with Optimus tech, however i cant manage it to work properly. I have already passed by the solution ...
14
votes
5answers
22k views

How do I get HDMI output working on a Dell XPS 15 L502x?

Recently I've bought my dream's notebook, a Dell XPS 15 but since then this dream became a kind of endless nightmare. I'm almost getting crazy to make my graphic card driver work properly, but it ...
3
votes
2answers
12k views

Enable hardware-accelerated desktop effects with NVIDIA Optimus/Bumblebee

I'm pretty new to Linux and I'm trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 on my personal laptop, a Dell XPS 15. It has an NVIDIA GT540M with Optimus. Conveniently, there's no way to disable Optimus in the BIOS. ...
9
votes
3answers
11k views

External displays with Bumblebee

I'm trying to connect my external monitor (via VGA cable) to my laptop, using Bumblebee and the Optimus configuration. I have a Lenovo W520, with an Intel GMA HD 3000 and an Nvidia Quadro 2000M. The ...
6
votes
2answers
35k views

How to install Bumblebee-UI (GUI) in Ubuntu 12.04

I am quite interested in installing Bumblebee-UI in Ubuntu 12.04 after seeing this video on youtube. Link to video Has anyone been able to install it successfully?
3
votes
4answers
5k views

Getting gnome-shell working on nvidia optimus notebook

what i need is to enable the lamest hardware acceleration to get gnome-shell or unity 3d working. i know about bumblebee/ironhide/bumblebee-project. but i didn't understand how to use it directly ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

External Monitor display on Thinkpad W520 with 12.04

I know there is a lot of material regarding these problems, but much of it seems outdated and nothing seems to be working for my situation: ThinkPad W520 (Intel 3000 and Nvidia 1000M chipset) OS: ...
4
votes
3answers
11k views

Bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.04 with GeForce 750M and Driver 319 [closed]

here is my story :-) i would like to get Bumblebee running with a NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 750M and it does not work. Basically optirun says Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU. I tried many things ...
3
votes
1answer
7k views

Nvidia Optimus on 13.10 Use initial Support or Bumblebee?

After upgrading to 13.10 and reading this post: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/using-nvidia-graphics-drivers-with.html im wondering if the "initial optimus support" from nvidia or the bumblebee ...
3
votes
1answer
604 views

I keep getting a syntax error when trying to install Bumblebee

I'm getting a syntax error when trying to install Bumblebee (Hardware graphics switcher). I'm running Ubuntu 11.04. My computer is a Sony Vaio Z (VPCZ122Gx). The github page is here: ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

nVidia Optimus , Unity 3D and Dual Monitors

I have an nVidia Quadro 2000M with nVidia optimus. lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09) ...
0
votes
1answer
9k views

How To Configure Bumblebee In Ubuntu 12.04?

After running optirun firefox i got the following error Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory I google & found out the ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Bumblebee issue with 13.04

Bumblebee cannot access my GPU optirun -vv glxspheres [ 1731.443943] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 1731.445149] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.1 starting... [ 1731.445191] ...
2
votes
2answers
11k views

Bumblebee : Module bbswitch could not be loaded

I've upgraded to 12.04 and I had to switch from Ironhide to the latest version of Bumblebee. Now, when I try to run bumblebeed, I get this error: FATAL: Module bbswitch not found. [ERROR]Module ...
1
vote
1answer
3k views

How do I get Ubuntu working on a Dell XPS 15?

I have a Dell XPS 15, (L502X) and I want to know If there is any problem, because of the 2 Video Cards, or anything else? Core i5 8 GB Nvidia GT525M
0
votes
1answer
4k views

ubuntu 13.10 black screen after installing nvidia optimus drivers

I have a 3XS Graphite LG155 laptop from Scan, which has integrated intel graphics along with a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M graphics card. Initially when installing 13.10 the setup was freezing but I ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Bumblebee problem with external monitor on hdmi: program doesn't fill whole screen

I have a DELL L501X computer supporting Optimus; my Nvidia chip is connected to the hdmi port. The driver is Nvidia-current; Bumblebee is installed and working. My PC resolution is set to 1366x768. I ...
11
votes
3answers
3k views

How can I see which video card on my Optimus-enabled machine is being used?

I'm Using Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS on my Optimus-enabled Asus K55v notebook. This means it features two video cards; an integrated Intel one (1GB shared memory), and a discrete Nvidia Geforce 610M. ...
9
votes
2answers
15k views

play Steam games with nvidia-optimus laptop?

What is the best way to start a Steam game in an NVIDIA Optimus laptop with Ubuntu 12.04 Installed and the latest version of bumblebee installed? If I call Steam with optirun steam and then choose ...
6
votes
2answers
13k views

How do I get HDMI out working with Bumblebee?

This is a repost of a questions i posted in another question thread that contained other questions. previous quetionI just pulled this out of that question. System: Asus N43J Intel i5 2.53GHz Nvidia ...
4
votes
1answer
9k views

Dock with dual external DVI monitors with Intel + Nvidia Optimus?

I have a Dell Latitude E6420 laptop plugged into a docking station, and the dock has 2 monitors (connected with DVI). Also note that I've installed Ubuntu alongside (dual-boot) Windows 7. I can't ...
8
votes
3answers
1k views

How do I get switchable graphics to work on my Samsung RF711 With Intel HD & GeForce 540M Graphics cards on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have an Samsung RF711 Intel Core i7 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. This comes with two graphics cards - the Intel one (which runs by default) and an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M (which I have ...
7
votes
1answer
4k views

Why there are two brightness control file (/sys/class/) in my system

I own an dell xps 15. I guess the following is because I have hybrid graphics system (nvidia optimus). When I run command to find out lcd brightness path using following command, ls ...
5
votes
3answers
2k views

Black screen on boot nvidia optimus card

Whenever I boot my screen comes up with a black screen with the same text as if I hit Control Alt F1. My graphics card is an Nvidia Optimus card using Bumblebee. It also sometimes comes up with "This ...
5
votes
2answers
9k views

How do I get a Dell Latitude e6420 working?

I've just installed Ubuntu 12.04 (64-bit) on a brand new Dell Latitude e6420, and I'm having a few problems. This laptop has an Optimus (?) setup - i.e. integrated gfx and an Nvidia Quadro NVS 4200M. ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Dual VGA Cards Intel/ Nvidia

this is my first post in this forum.. I am new to Linux, just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my Sony Vaio VGN-Z12 with two graphic cards Intel and NVidia Geforce 9300 GS. after the installation the lightdm ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

How to use external displays with Intel driver on a NVidia/Intel hybrid system

I switched to a new laptop, a Dell Latitude E6520. This laptop has a NVidia/Intel hybrid GPU setup. When "NVidia Optimus" is enabled then Linux (Ubuntu Oneiric) sees both GPUs: lspci | grep VGA ...
4
votes
4answers
2k views

Which graphics driver should I use on an Asus N43?

I have a notebook (ASUS N43) with a geforce GT435M graphics card. This card has the optimus technology. The notebook has a blue/white indicator which shows when the geforce is active or inactive, ...
3
votes
2answers
596 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
3k views

Why does vblank_mode improve framerate drastically in benchmarks?

I am messing around trying to find the best graphics solution for my Laptop with Optimus Nvidia. (ASUS K55VD) I've got bumblebeed running and i use optirun when i want to improve graphics ...