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

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Garbage in primus with nvidia bumblebee on Trusty

The following appears when running optirun glxgears with primus and nvidia-331-updates configured in bumblebee.conf: This is on 14.04 Trusty Tahr, upgraded from 13.10. The application seems to run ...
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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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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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Lightdm not working at all since bumblebee install!

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu, so please excuse me if my question is stupid... So a few weeks ago, I bought a Gigabyte U2442N with Optimus Graphics (a 640M and a HD4000). I installed the stable ...
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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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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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Dual screen problem with Optimus

I have a Lenovo T430 (with an Optimus graphical system), connected to a Dock Station with an output DVI (a 23" screen is on this output). I have Ubuntu 14.04 Beta 1. Optimus works great with the last ...
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diablo 3 won't start after add optirun prefix

I've been trying to run the Diablo3 in the ubuntu 13.10 for a while now, sadly without a success... My problem is, that i can't run it with optirun. If I just type wine ...
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monitor hdmi not working

I can not use the external monitor hdmi. I just installed ubuntu 12.04 and my configuration is as follows: $> lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core ...
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System won't boot when xorg.conf exists

Problem: I need to create a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to get my graphics to work correctly, yet whenever I create one using Xorg -configure and place xorg.conf.new there, X won't start after a reboot. ...
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Nvidia Optimus / Purple screen at boot

I have a ThinkPad T430 with an Nvidia NVS 5400M dual booting Raring and Windows 8. If I boot directly into Ubuntu or reboot Ubuntu then the system boots with a purple screen directly after grub. It's ...
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nvidia proprietary driver 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.10 an nvidia 540M graphic card with optimis technology. If I install the nvidia current package from Software Center (and bumblebee for optimus) when I run 'optirun glxspheres' i get ...
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Wavy screen on ubuntu 12.04

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 in a Samsung Chronos Series 7. This machine has NVIDIA Optimus system (Nvidia 640M plus an Intel 4000HD). I have Bumblebee installed and everything works fine with ...
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Will installing CUDA for my Nvidia card make OpenCL available?

I'm trying to use a program called 'pyrit' which can use OpenCL. When I run the program, I get this warning: Failed to load Pyrit's OpenCL-core ('Failed to enumerate OpenCL-platforms (Unknown ...
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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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How to switch from bumblebee to nvidia-prime?

I have been using bumblebee in the past. Now I have read about nvidia-prime. How can I install nvidia-prime? How do you configure it? Will it be in conflict with my current bumblebee install? As a ...
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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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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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Xserver crashes while turning on the second screen with new nvidia driver on 14.04

I have recently updated Kubuntu to 14.04 and installed new nvidia drivers for my GT 630m (optimus). After upgrade my second display connected over HDMI with DVI adapter was turned off, so I tried to ...
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How to play games on Nvidia Card in Ununtu 14.04

I want to play only games on Nvidia Graphics Card and render my desktop with Intel Grphics Card. How do I add application profiles to Nvidia X server settings.
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X crashes on boot with dual external monitors - Lenovo Y580

I have a Lenovo Y580 with an Optimus GeForce 660M, and I'm using Bumblebee as my graphics driver. I want to disable the screen on the laptop and use two external monitors instead - one hooked up ...
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Ubuntu only displays on HDMI port

I've installed ubuntu 13.10 on an Asus UX302LG with nvidia 730M. When booted up on both liveCD and on the instalation, only the HDMI port will display the screen. Laptop screen is "on", and the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 black screen with cursor after logging out

When I log out in Ubuntu using the GUI log out option, often the GUI interface disappears and I am left with a black screen or my desktop background and a movable mouse cursor. The system is still ...
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How to configure Stereoscopy 3D using bumblebee?

Using a laptop with a GeForce GT 650M (optimus) with bumblebee using nvidia drivers 304.88 lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]' | wc -l 2 I would like to display some stereoscopic Video on a external ...
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Bumblebee and Multiple Monitors

So, I've successfully gotten Bumblebee running on my laptop, but I'd like to know if there's any easy way to get a second monitor working out of the HDMI port on my laptop. Because I'm dual booting ...
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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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How to cc & make an OpenCL program on my laptop Asus x550cc

My system is Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS 64bit. My laptop is a Asus x550cc with Intel integrated graphics & Nvidia 720m. I installed CUDA5.0, and when I run Optirun ./deviceQuery , it work good. But when ...
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How to use Bumblee with Nvidia GeForce GT 750M?

For the life of me I cannot get Bumblee to work with my graphics card. I attempted to follow this thread to no avail, along with every other thread you get when you google "bumblebee GT 750M". Has ...
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NVIDIA Optimus support update on 13.04

I can see two update items NVIDIA Optimus support NVIDIA Optimus support using proprietary drivers I already have bumblebee installed on my system which works great for me. I am hesitant to ...
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FN brightness keys only has 3 steps on laptop with nVidia Optimus

First, I'm a noob at linux. I've tried about everything to fix this but nothing seems to work. My FN keys for the backlight only has 3 steps - either its maximum, medium or minumum. ls ...
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acpi=off needed when BIOS graphics mode is switchable

I just flashed my laptops bios to newest version and now I have the option to define how i'd like to set my graphic mode. I have the option to check "integrated" and "switchable". The difference seems ...
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Why doesn't Bumblebee work with NVidia GTX675M in Ubuntu 12.04.2

I'm trying use my NVidia video card in Ubuntu 12.04.2 but without success. The model of my video card is GTX675M. I've installed Bumblebee using the following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ...
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Configuration of NVIDIA Optimus extended screen using HDMI

I would like to extend my current laptop screen on a TV using a HDMI cable. Even if I found several topics talking about that, none of them gave a clear solution, and they were where quite outdated. ...
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How to increase laptop resolution with Nvidia optimus?

I use ubuntu 12.04 64 bits. I use bumblebee with nvidia-current and install success. I found that when I run some program, I can't see its board. How to increase resolution? Thank you~
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Do I still need Bumblebee?

I saw that Nvidia has released an official driver for optimus in June 25 (Link). Is optimus fully supported for Linux, or do we still need Bumblebee? Has anyone compared the performance between ...
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How do I get my Nvidia 620m working in ubuntu 13.04?

I have bumblebee stable installed but the 620m isn't working, more details here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2152186
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Why didn't the Bumblebee Driver take effect after installing it and rebooting?

How I attempted to install bumblebee: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia Using this script, I have the following output ...
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optimus and external monitor

I own a Lenovo T430 Notebook. I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Bumblebee for supporting NVIDIA Optimus. Both the nvidia-304-updates and the nouveau driver work perfectly. However, I cannot ...
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Able to adjust screen brightness on Live CD, broken after install

I am trying to use Xubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro 6-2 (mid 2010). That's a Nvidia GeForce GT 300m. I'm positive this is a video drive issue. So what I've done so far: Tried installing the latest ...
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Can't detect second monitor (NVIDIA Optimus)

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a DELL XPS with NVIDIA Optimus. I know that questions related to this have been asked several times, and I followed many tutorials and instructions but couldn't make this ...
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Logitech K810 bluetooth keyboard fails to work after waking up from hibernate

I recently bought a Logitech K810 keyboard for my laptop (Ubuntu 12.10 AMD64) and set it up using the instructions found on a bug post for the device. In a new terminal type: hcitool scan ...
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Error: The Bumblebee daemon has not been started

I saw that there are some posts about that, but any of them I can find the solution to fix mine. I have a Sony Vaio vpcz11c5e with Ubuntu 11.10. Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GT 330M Intel graphics I ...
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Nvidia X driver fails to install

My laptop is the Acer Timeline Ultra M5-481TG. It has an Nvidia Geforce GT 640M LE gpu. I am running Ubuntu Studio 12.10. I have tried to install this driver many ways because Nouveau eats my battery ...
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optirun glxgears stuck

I intsall Bumblebee on ubuntu 12.10 by this articale and try to run some programs but it just stuck on terminal screen and i have to use ^Z to stop it. No glxgears and no glxspheres work. Here is some ...
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Asus N55SF dual monitor setup

I am a new user of ubuntu. I wanted to plug my 24 inch Samsung monitor to my laptop with HDMI. My laptop has an Nvidia GT 555M and an i7 sandy bridge. so i have 2 graphic cards. But when i go to ...
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Should I be afraid to install NVIDIA driver updates?

im running ubuntu 12.04 lts using nvidia GeForce GT630M i already installed bumblebee and it works, but after like 2 weeks using it, i got updates like this: should i install the updates? im afraid ...
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Just installed Ubuntu 12.10, it works fine until I log out and log back in, then none of the programs load and I have a blank desktop

I'm new to these forums and pretty new to Ubuntu, but I've been trying to learn and I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my XPS17 as a dual-boot with windows 7. I had some problems during installation but ...
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Correct configuration of graphics card Nvidia GeForce GT 520MX Optimus on 12.10 x64 (ASUS K53S Laptop)

Recently I installed the latest version of Ubuntu in my laptop. I made the installation with the following guide. The graphic card works and the window displays optirun glxspheres in operation and ...
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Bumblebee screwed up my graphics settings

I had my system working pretty good with the external monitor working with the displayport. Unfortunately I felt that I should try to install Bumblebee. It didn't work. The monitor wasn't recognised. ...
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is bumblebee supposed to be a “seamless” implementation?

It is said that bumblebee is used to make Nvidia Optimus work on linux. The wikipedia Optimus description says that The switching is designed to be completely seamless and to happen "behind the ...