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 prime - can't run external monitor on Asus Zenbook

I bought a new ASUS Zenbook UX501VW with Intel card + Nvidia Geforce 960M. First what I did after installation was set grub option to nouveau.modeset=0 because fans were really loud. I guess that this ...
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High temperatures from sensors on Asus Zenbook UX501 VW

I bought a new laptop: Asus Zenbook UX501VW, i7, 24GB RAM, 512 SSD, Intel Graphics + Geforce 960M. sensors returns this: acpitz-virtual-0 Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +65.0°C (crit = +103....
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nvidia-prime doesn't disable nvidia video card

Ubuntu 14.04 x64, nvidia-352 proprietary driver cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch returns 0000:01:00.0 ON when in nvidia-settings Nvidia disabled. I tried nvidia-355 proprietary driver from ppa:...
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No Prime icon in panel after activating nvidia drivers

I just installed a fresh copy of Xubuntu 16.04. After making it up-to-date and installing the additional drivers, nvidia version 340.96. I can switch profiles from nvidia or intel just by using "...
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Screen tearing with Ubuntu 16.04 and GT710M (NVIDIA Driver 367.27)

Before you storm me with links to other threads, I'm a novice Linux user and this is my foray into the Linux world. I do like to fix things myself but I've been trying various things for ages and I ...
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Can I use an external monitor with nvidia-prime

I've had my old laptop for more than 5 years now and it is time to replace it. When I'm working (typing, reading, running some applications etc) I always use a dual monitor setup with my current ...
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Few options in nvidia-settings and stuck on CPUX for Xs on shutdown

after 3 days I've finally installed Ubuntu 16.04 on a Dell notebook with a skylake CPU. Now, I've two main problems: 1) Ubuntu doesn't shutdown, when I press the shutdown button Ubuntu say's: "CPUX ...
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Cannot switch off discrete video card with properity drivers and Bumblebee/Prime on Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Optimus laptop. I'll be running some heavy simulations so I need to use my discrete Nvidia GPU with properity drivers. And since using Nvidia GPU for everything wastes too much power, I need ...
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ubuntu 16.04 nvidia prime problem

I have asus n552 with optimus (nviadi 960m and intel gpu) installed ubuntu 16.04 LTS logged in with nouveau.modeset=0 in grub and installed nvidia 361.42 and intel microcode in additional drivers. ...
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Nvidia 361.42 and LightDM problem on xubuntu

I am using xubuntu 16.04 with intel and nvidia GPUs. When using intel there are no problems, when doing prime-select nvidia and logging out lightdm will not start with the error message (see below). ...
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XUbuntu 16.04 Intel HD Can't be used with normality [duplicate]

After my new acquisition of an ASUS ROG G501VW I knew I would have big problems with Intel Skylake. My friend had already bought one with 5th generation and had big problems... Anyway, somehow I ...
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Switch Nvidia Prime without logging out

I run a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 on a new laptop with GTX 960m and Intel i7 and using the recommended proprietary drivers in the Additional Drivers settings is working well. However, I was a ...
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nvidia-prime not installable and NVIDIA card not detected under Ubuntu12.04

I had installed NVIDIA drivers along with nvidia prime on Ubuntu 12.04, to run CUDA-based applications in a first time. Then, I created a mess on the system because I installed Bumblebee as well, but ...
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How to configure igpu for xserver and nvidia gpu for cuda?

Ubuntu 16.04 Output of uname -a: Linux HOST 4.4.0-22-generic #40-Ubuntu SMP Thu May 12 22:03:46 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Desktop grade: CPU: Intel GPU: Nvidia with 361.42 What I ...
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How to launch a single application on Nvidia card with proprietary driver on 16.04

At the very beginning of the support of Optimus technology on Ubuntu, there was Bumblebee, that could launch a single application on the dedicated Nvidia card, while leaving the rest of the system on ...
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Can't boot into Ubuntu after installation of nVidia driver

I run Ubuntu 16.04. After reinstalling drivers for graphics card (nVidia prime) I got the following error while trying to boot: Error: Driver 'ebridge' is already registered, aborting...
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Display scrolls with mouse on 3-head prime setup on 16.04

I have a 3-head setup on a Dell L502x optimus notebook. It is an intel Sandy Bridge (i7 2nd) with a Nvidia GeForce GT 540M. Using nvidia prime (not bumblebee) with nvidia as the primary display. ...
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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): https://www.youtube.com/...
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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 ...