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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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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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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 to ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to install nVidia drivers with Bumblebee on Ubuntu 14.04

As the title, how can I correctly setup nvidia-optimus technology on Ubuntu?
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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: ...
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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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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: error while loading shared libraries: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Enable graphics card in VirtualBox

I recently bought a new laptop with following configuration CPU: Intel i5 2450 RAM: 8 GB DDR3 GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 520 1GB I've setup a virtual machine using VirtualBox with Windows 7 as guest. ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 nividia-...
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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?
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How am I supposed to use nvidia-prime?

I have an acer laptop with these GPUs: - GPU0: Intel HD Graphics 4000 (M) (obviously integrated) - GPU1: NVIDIA GeForce GT 710M I uninstalled all nvidia-drivers because I was experiencing a lot of ...
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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 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 ...
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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 ...
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Correct nvidia+intel graphics setup in 14.04

Just upgraded to 14.04 to try to fix some other issues. Now, something has gone wrong with my graphics. I have a Thinkpad T530 with Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. $ inxi -SGx System: Host: xyz ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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?
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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 ...
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Problem with nvidia driver on msi cx623

I am new to this site, have been using Linux in the past and now decided to switch to it permanently. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and having problems with installing graphics drivers for my ...
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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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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: ...
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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 ...
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Do I need to install Bumblebee for Hybrid Graphics system to enable Optimus on Ubuntu 16.04?

I am asking this question because I have found articles basically saying that some computers have enabled Optimus technique with some propriatory graphics drivers, for example this one from Ubuntu ...
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Run Unity on external monitor with Bumblebee

I realise there are lots of other questions about this, but they are all about the basic setup. I have gotten most of the way there but I have a very specific question: I want to run full Unity on the ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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: https://github....
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Unable to upgrade to 14.04

I am trying to upgrade from Kubuntu 13.10 to 14.04. When I start the distribution upgrade, I get this message after "setting new software channels": An unresolvable problem occurred while ...
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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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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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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] [DEBUG]...
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Cannot configure dual screen on a Lenovo W530 with optimus on 14.04

I have managed to install the nvidia-331-updates drivers on my Lenovo W530, and if I start nvidia-settings, it says: ** Message: PRIME: Requires offloading ** Message: PRIME: is it supported? yes ...
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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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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 ...
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Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0”. Asus k53s

I had everything working fine, I use a number of openGL graphics software, example pymol, mgltools, vmd, ballview, rasmol etc. All of these give the error: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display "...
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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. ...
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How can I switch back to Nvidia card from Intel with Nvidia-prime

So I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 and found that the primusrun command no longer works, so ditched bumblebee in favour of nvidia-prime. This lets you switch video card from nvidia-settings rather than ...
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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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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 ...