Nvidia Prime is a way of adding hybrid graphics support to your computer. Nvidia Prime allows the user to switch between NVIDIA (Performance Mode) and Intel (Power Saving Mode) graphics from the NVIDIA Settings utility.

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Nvidia drivers won't work in 16.04, /dev/fb0: Permission denied

Before 16.04 I had been using bumblebee but after upgrading ubuntu, nvidia drivers have broken again so I decided to use nvidia-prime instead. However it doesn't want to work, too. I get a black ...
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Deactivate Dedicated Nvidia Card

I realise that this question has been asked a lot, but I feel like I tried everything and I'm still stuck. I have a Laptop with a dedicated NVIDIA gpu, and I'm running Ubuntu 16.04. I've heard that ...
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Can't find latest NVIDIA Propietary Drivers

I'm trying to update my Nvidia drivers to 361.15 Proprietary (Prime) but it keep showing me the open source (Nouveau) drivers of it and I can't find the prime version of it. I tried manually ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Can't Restart

I am using acer laptop i have nvidia 940m. whenever i restart laptop my screen freeze and display breakdown intro pieces shown in image. i tried editing grub reboot=pci , acpi , bios ,efi etc but ...
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Screen flickering

I have an MSI GS60 with an intel broadwell i7-5700HQ CPU and hybrid graphics (nvidia GTX ‎970‎M). The screen flickers so badly as shown in this video (seconds 0:03 and 0:08): ...
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Can't enable Nvidia Quadro k200m gpu on thinkpad w530 Ubuntu 15.10

When I try enable the nvidia gpu in nvidia-settings I get the following error: ERROR: nvidia-settings could not find the registry key file. This file should have been installed along with this ...
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nVidia prime: external monitor only recognizes 4:3 aspect ratios

I'm running 14.04 on my laptop with dual graphic cards. (Geforce 610m + integrated Intel) Previously everything worked fine, but the other day I unplugged the external monitor and since I plugged it ...
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nVidia PRIME with Bumblebee

I am currently using Ubuntu MATE 14.04 and tried a new way of setting up my Optimus laptop (Asus G46VW, GTX 660M and i7-3630QM with Intel HD 4000). After installing nvidia-352 nvidia-settings and ...
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How to use CUDA with NVIDIA Prime

I've found a half a dozen posts on this all over the web, but none of them really answer the question. I want to set up my nvidia GPU to only do computations, not drive the display. But when I switch ...
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desktop freezes frequently when working on high performance mode (nvidia graphics card) : ubuntu 14.04

I am using a Lenovo Z40 laptop with hybrid graphics Indtel HD + Nvidia 820M and ubuntu 14.04 with a kernel 3.13.0-79-generic. My desktop keeps freezing on me very frequently but only the keyboard ...
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Can`t switch form Intel to Nvidia 15.10, Nvidia540m

Im new here so go easy :) Searched everywhere for answer but it ether didn't work or was not for me. So the Problem is as it is mentioned in Title, I cant switch from My Intel iGPU to Nvidia 540m ...
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booting to frozen virtual console after `prime-select intel`

I've got a Dell inspiron 15 7559 laptop with a nVidia GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] graphical card. After getting it to boot correctly and installing the nvidia drivers using the additional drivers tab ...
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nVidia graphic card disappeared after bug with nvidia-prime (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a really strange problem on my Ubuntu (and on my whole computer now). Some days ago, my computer began to take a very long time to boot (2-3 minutes). Thus, I reached out for help in order to ...
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Unable login to ubuntu-gnome 15.10 with Nvidia VGA

i cant login to Ubuntu-gnome 15.10 when enable Nvidia VGA in prime setting. when enter password a black screen is show and then gdm login page show again. i install various version version of Nvidia ...
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nvidia-prime doesn't turn off Nvidia card while using intel graphics

So I'm using nvidia-352-updates and nvidia-prime. It also installed bbswitch and some other packages. I've set nvidia-prime to use the Intel card. It is using that card but powertop reports that the ...
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nvidia-prime does't switch gpu

In nvidia-settings chosen "Intel(Power Saving Mode)". Output of sudo prime-select intel is: Info: the current alternatives in use are: ['nvidia-358-prime', 'nvidia-358-prime'] Info: the intel profile ...
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Nvidia Optimus error

I have a question =) After installing Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 15.10 I have this error on my boot screen error How can I fix it? lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: ...
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Nvidia Prime not working on Ubuntu Gnome 15.10

Switching the graphics card does not work, if you leave the system, it is impossible to login again. If you reboot, the GDM will not start. I have to boot into rescue mode and perform prime-select ...
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Poor performance with Nvidia 540M and 352.63 drivers on Ubuntu 14.04LTS

After I installed the drivers and switched to the NVIDIA card the framerates I get on glmark2 are just absurd: ======================================================= glmark2 2012.08 ...
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Unable to change to NVIDIA card after installing bumblebee on 15.10 (I would like to go back to nvidia-prime)

I have two video cards, one Intel the other NVIDIA. I was trying to see if I could have specific programs use the NVIDIA card, so after reading that Bumblebee could do that, I installed Bumblebee. ...
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Installing Nvidia 820M graphic Drivers

I started by installing nvidia-current and nvidia-prime( I have no idea what this is. I read it online somewhere.Please tell me what it is :( ) and typed sudo prime-select nvidia and it gave me ...
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Cannot reboot Kubuntu 15.10

I installed Kubuntu 15.10. I am able to boot and shutdown perfectly fine, but I cannot reboot. After trying to reboot I see the word kubuntu with a blue glow around it. After that disappears my screen ...
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Nvidia-prime switch logout-login doesn't work (Ubuntu 15.10)

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 15.10 and switched from Bumblebee to Nvidia Prime. I'm currently using the 355.11 driver from https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa, but the problem ...
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Several problems with NVIDIA prime

After having problems with bumblebee and now using nvidia-prime, I am still running to into problems. The first issue is that the ability to switch between NVIDIA and Intel drivers is nowhere to be ...
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Nvidia prime vs Bumblebee fps drop issue

It was two months ago that I switched to Bumblebee from nvidia-prime due to prime not liking Nvidia-340+ and booting to low-graphics and followed the instructions here in my answer, Nvidia Driver and ...
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Hybrid graphic driver nvidia low resolution mode. and wine not working

I m new to ubuntu. I have Dell Inspiron 3442 with dual graphics Intel Haswell and Nvidia 820m. I installed Nvidia 352 driver prime along with xorg that came installed by default. At some times after ...
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Freeze while using touchpad

There is a small bug that affects me. It already solved and fix released, but updated package accessible only for vivid and higher. I do not know what I must to do to apply this to trusty? Must I do ...
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Infinite login loop in Ubuntu 14.04 while using Nvidia Prime

I was an happy user of Nvidia proprietary drivers on an Optimus Laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 until a security update broke something with Xorg. It was around April 2015 and I'm still trying to fix it. ...
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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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Low FPS using Nvidia GeForce 730m

I have an Optimus notebook (Dell Inspiron 14R 5421), that has dual video cards: integrated Intel and dedicated Nvidia GeForce 730m. I selected the proprietary Nvidia driver (v346) from the driver ...
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Bumblebee not switching card off

I am running Kubuntu 14.04.2 x86-64 on a ASUS Q551L. I have a Nvidia GeForce 840m that I am running the 352 driver from Nvidia. I am using bumblebee to switch between the two graphics cards. I can use ...
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No HDMI output Nvidia 331 driver

I've had a long running battle trying to get dual external monitor outputs from my 14.04 system. One monitor is VGA, the other is HDMI. Specifically, I get no HDMI video signal, but Ubuntu knows I ...
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Unable to switch to Nvidia 331 graphics driver

I'm trying to get HDMI video output working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which I've not had any luck with so far. So I installed the proprietary Nvidia 331 driver. However the system still appears to be ...
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laptop with ubuntu 14.04 overheating

I'm running ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo Y580, I' have 2 graphic cards, nvidia and intel, I have noticed it's overheating a lot. Following some tutorial I removed bumbelbee and tried to install nvidia-prime ...
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How to turn off Nvidia GPU in a hybrid graphics laptop using Ubuntu 14.04?

I have a HP zbook 15 with hybrid graphics (Intel/nvidia). I want to save power and only use the Intel GPU in Ubuntu 14.04. I am dual booting between windows 7 (for work) and Ubuntu 14.04. So I can't ...
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Error when trying to run nvidia-settings and nvidia-prime

I've installed nvidia-prime and nvidia-346 drivers on my Asus K550J with intel integrated card and nvidia geforce gtx850m.. When I try to use nvidia-settings on the terminal it says: ...
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Installing Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 on a UEFI laptop in UEFI mode?

My laptop: i7 with built-in Intel HD 4400, 8GB ram, Nvidia GeForce 840M, Broadcom WiFi, Windows 8.1 64 bit. I had tried to get Linux to work but ran into a lot of issues such as screen tearing and ...
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Can't switch to dedicated nVidia graphics card

I have an ASUS F552CL laptop with Ubuntu 15.04 installed. The laptop comes with a dedicated nVidia GeForce GT 710M graphics card. I have installed and enabled all the proprietary drivers suggested ...
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Nvidia drivers and external connections via HDMI not working when using a dual card laptop, but works with Intel card

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.04 (coming from Linux mint 17 for gnome shell). Everything works fine with the exception of my second monitor, attached to my laptop via HDMI. I installed the ...
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Blank screen after Nvidia driver installation

What I have done: I have follow the steps here. I downloaded the Nvidia driver for Linux 64 bit version 346.72. Does that have anything with Optimus? After seeing the said blank screen, I've ...
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How bumblebee Nvidia works in Ubuntu?

As far as I know bumblebee enables nvidia gpu when a selected client is running or run with optirun. But in wiki page Bumblebee mentioned the following line. Using Bumblebee, you can use your NVIDIA ...
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Screen tearing with Nvidia Prime

I've installed Nvidia-346 (that also installed Prime) and prime-indicator from the ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 repository in Ubuntu 15.04. Whenever I switch from Intel to nVidia I get a general screen ...
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Nvidia dedicated graphics slower than Intel integrated

I have a laptop with Geforce 640M video and Intel i5-3317U processor(Acer Aspire M3-581TG). Nvidia uses driver 331.113 and Intel integrated graphics uses i915. With Nvidia Prime, when I switch to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 hangs sometimes on boot after CUDA 7.0 installation

in the last couple of weeks I have been struggling trying to set up my laptop for c++, qt5, OpenCV developing. System Info: Latop: MSI GE60-2PE Apache Pro (Graphic: Intl HD Integrated Graphic ...
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Can't enable nvidia profile on nvidia-prime, ubuntu 15.04

This is a bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-prime/+bug/1412057 #prime-select nvidia Info: the current alternatives in use are: ['mesa', 'mesa'] Info: selecting nvidia-346 for the ...
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Nvidia GTX 860M ubuntu 14.04 blackscreen

community I have since a clean ubuntu 14.04.2 install and two weeks searching the following Problem. System Specs: OS: Ubuntu 14.04.02 Kernels: 3.16.0-30-generic (does not boot) 3.16.0-31-generic ...
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Remove/Add nvidia drivers ubuntu 14.04.2

I'm following Ubuntu Wiki to install the drivers for hybrid-graphics in Ubuntu 14.04.2. Here are the steps: NVIDIA systems: Make sure that no other NVIDIA driver is installed (keep the ...
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Can't get NVIDIA Driver or CUDA working on Optimus laptop

I have an acer aspire V5-573G which comes with a NVIDIA OPTIMUS chipset and 750M gfx card. I have a fairly fresh install of 14.04 and I have tried a number of things to install driver and CUDA. In the ...
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nvidia prime dual monitors

After I fix nvidia-prime black screen issue Solving the Ubuntu 14.04 – NVIDIA 346 – nvidia-prime black screen issue I can't set up dual monitors. In one time I have enable only one monitor. How can I ...
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black screen after resuming from suspend

My laptop screen goes black after I resume it from suspend while using nvidia as default graphics manager, but when I use Intel graphics as default I dont have this issue. Nothing works, even ...