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 on HP ENVY 15-J186na

How do I get the nvidia prime hybrid graphics working on my HP ENVY 15-J186na? The laptop comes with an integrated graphics card in the Intel Core i7-4700MQ, 8 GB of DDR3 and a NVIDIA 840M graphics ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 x64 very slow boot. Nouveau / nVidia: broken pipe?

(EDITED 2x) Recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 x64 takes over 4 minutes to boot on the system below. I don't understand the 'dmesg' output; at first I thought a USB MS Mouse was a problem; replaced that ...
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Nvidia-prime and low refresh

So I have been fighting with this issue for a while, I am super happy I could finally use nvidia-prime on Ubuntu 14.04 (What a relief!), so I could run all my OpenGL stuff no problem. Now the problem ...
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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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Setting up HybridGraphics on Dell xps 15z (L511z) Ubuntu 14.04

Few days ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell xps 15z (L511z) laptop. First problem I encountered was with installation (from CD) not willing to start. With acpi=off selected installation always ...
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Enable Nvidia GPU if integrated GPU get stressed

I'm using a notebook with both Intel and Nvidia GPUs. I correctly installed nvidia-331 drivers, cuda and bumblebee and I can correctly run optirun some_application. Indeed, while some application is ...
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Multiple Monitor Support on nvidia prime gt620

I've got a "funny" issue. I've hooked my Zenbook UX32VD up to an Asus USB Dockingstation, and through that I've connected a 22" Dell monitor. The monitor works when I use the built-in Intel ...
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Why does Ubuntu 14.04 not recognize NVIDIA GeForce 310M hardware?

I've got a typical problem with my NVidia GPU. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 over windows 7 and completely whiped everything (on purpose), so I have a clean Ubuntu computer. Some specs: ASUS ...
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Nvidia-prime driver update

I'm using A laptop with Nvidia 710m Optimus running on Ubuntu 14.04 with nvidia-prime. A year ago, I had 12.04 with bumblebee and back then I had latest nvidia drives installed, now with nvidia-prime, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 black screen after switch GPU to nvidia at nvidia-prime

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 , desktop manager is lightdm, kernel is 3.13, after I installed the nvidia driver( I tried 331, 340, 343, all have this issue) from 'addtional driver' application and reboot, ...
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Nvidia low graphics mode [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on a Asus A53SV with Nvidia 540M and Intel Sandy Bridge i7. I've installed nvidia-331 proprietary driver and also the Intel graphics official driver. After the last ...
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Nvidia Graphics Card Switch Using Nvidia Optimus

I'm having a laptop with nvidia 520mx graphics card with nvidia optimus technology running Ubuntu 14.04. I've installed nvidia graphics driver version 331.38 and nvidia-prime. What I want to do is to ...
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Xrandr custom refresh rate unstable in games and with various applications [duplicate]

I am running ubuntu 14.04 on my Notebook with Nvidia optimus. Default intel drivers, nvidia 340.24 + bumblebee. (Those problems are indipendent from nvidia, they persist with either nouveau and ...
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Does nvidia-prime do automatic switching in 14.04?

I was using bumblebee for a while and have no moved to nvidia-prime. I noticed that I can change the GPU that I am using through the nvidia settings GUI. My question is, however, is if nvidia-prime is ...
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Prime Indicator enormous in xfce-panel [duplicate]

I installed prime-indicator, which allows to quickly switch between Intel and Nvidia graphics cards, as reported here: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/01/prime-indicator-lets-you-quickly-switch.html No ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 nvidia-prime

I have a laptop with the nvidia geforce gt 420m. I have installed the 331 nvidia drivers and the nvidia-prime but when I run nvidia-settings I get the message: ** Message: PRIME: No offloading ...
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Switching back to nvidia after redock Lenovo W520

This is using a Lenovo W520 and the dual video port docking station. I am trying to undock with switching to the Intel video card and re-dock switching back to the nvidia card. 1) Boot attached to ...
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Optimus technology: Can I use intel graphic with HDMI external display

I have a Lenovo T430 with the optimus technology. I am using nvidia-prime to be able to switch between nvidia and intel cards. So, far there is no problem until I got an external monitor and I wanted ...
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ERROR : could not set the configuration for CRTC 64 any idea?

I was working on ubuntu 12.04 doing my opengl programming nio problem, only problem was that I needed to use nvidia prime (laptop here) and backport it to 12.04 double monitor was not supported. I got ...
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Nvidia-Prime : missing GLX or openGL : Ubuntu 14.04 AMD64

Ubuntu 14.04 64 bits in a laptop with a discrete GT 630M graphic card (i5-2450M) Whenever I run a program with Wine using the GT 630M (Nvidia Xserver/Nvidia-Prime/ Driver: 331.38) I get this as error ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 wont reboot after choosing nvidia drivers (optimus laptop)

Well I decided to give linux again a try. I was excited when I heard that ubuntu was supporting an alternative to bumblebee. But no luck today so far. The installation goes flawless, I open the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't get nvidia-prime working

Yesterday I upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10 and wanted to try nvidia-prime. However, I am unable to get it working. The message I am getting when I run 'nvidia-settings' at the command line is as ...
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Unity gone after installing Nvidia Prime

I wanted to replace Bumblebee with Nvidia Prime for more performance. I used these commands: sudo apt-get purge libvdpau-va-gl1 bumblebee* nvidia* sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-settings ...
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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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nvidia-prime switching to intel stopped working

I can no longer switch between my intel and nvidia cards, it used to work and my default card was intel now for some reason its nvidia and i can no longer switch and the PRIME profile option has ...
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Booting with Intel Graphics, Random Crashes with NVIDIA. Can anyone help me decipher my syslog?

So here's what's happening in the log: I boot up my computer with Intel graphics, then I switch (Nvidia Prime) to NVIDIA graphics. My computer has been randomly shutting off while using NVIDIA. Almost ...
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How can I add rules in nvidia-settings with nvidia-prime?

I know to switch Nvidia card but I have to restart X. I would like to know how configure nvidia-prime to run a program automatic with nvidia card. For example: Blender Before I used to use Bumblebee ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + nvidia-331-updates makes a blank desktop screen

I upgraded my installation from 13.10 to 14.04. The problem is that whenever I install the Nvidia drivers from the GUI, upon reboot or trying to login again it only shows the wallpaper of my desktop ...
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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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Visual Artifacts when using nVidia Prime on Intel driven monitors

I've got a Dell XPS 15 which has 2 display outputs, one HDMI which is apparently driven by the onboard intel graphics card, one DP driven by the nVidia card. I've tried to setup a triple screen setup ...
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Are Optimus Notebooks working properly on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm a long term Debian/Ubuntu user, but recently I aquired an Optimus Notebook (which has 2 video cards: an Intel integrated video card + a Nvidia dedicated video card) and I find out that it simply ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 System Freezes - Firefox eats a lot of memory with nvidia-prime enabled

I have a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell XPS L502X Laptop with a discrete, optimus-enabled Nidia card. System was working great until I decided to install bumblebee to enable the Nvidia card ...
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Ubuntu 14 and Nvidia Prime error

I have an Asus S550CM with an Nvidia 635M. I have just install Ubuntu 14.04 and Prime 6.2 and Switch indicator 0.1 to change between my Intel and my Nvidia chipset and the switch indicator tells me ...
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Can't switch anymore from Intel to NVIDIA GPU

[Ubuntu 14.04 64bit] After switching between Intel / NVIDIA graphics and the different NVIDIA drivers I am now suddenly stuck with the Intel GPU. It used to be no problem at all switching between the ...
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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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Switching to nvidia graphics (nvidia prime,nvidia x server settings)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I tried to switch to my Nvidia graphic card via Nvidia x server settings, but it doesn't allow me. It shows the blocking sign. Any ideas? -- with NVIDIA 745M
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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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How To Use Nvidia-Prime On Ubuntu?

I have optimus laptop so i have installed nvidia drivers with prime. I have googled but didn't found any help regarding using Nvidia-prime. So How do i use my optimus card ? I know i can switch to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia propriatery driver install [closed]

I require some help and guidance in installing Nvidia drivers on my system with dual Intel/Nvidia graphics processors. I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04, and I am aware that the OS is in its late ...
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nVidia Optimus technology and LifeBook AH532

I recently bought a Fujitsu LifeBook AH532 which have hybrid graphic and comes with Windows. On Windows the Optimus technology works well, but I couldn't find how to make it works under Ubuntu. I ...
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Trouble with `nvidia-prime` on ASUS N550JV

I have recently upgraded my ASUS N550JV notebook from raring to saucy and in the beginning, simply installing nvidia-319 together with nvidia-prime worked fanstastically (as described here). Shortly ...
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Getting hybrid graphics to work nvidia-prime GT650M

I recently made the switch to Ubuntu. Everything on my laptop works fine except my hybrid graphics card. It is Intel graphics combined with Nvidia GeForce GT650M. I tried Bumblebee, but primusrun ...
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Hybrid Graphics Nvidia and Onboard Intel

I am fairly new to Ubuntu, so excuse if this is a stupid question. I am trying to get Hybrid Graphics to work. First let me explain my setup. I have a 26" Samsung as my main screen connected to ...
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Latest update breaks nvidia-prime? [closed]

Currently I'm using a Dell Latitude E6430. I recently updated to to Ubuntu 13.10 (from 13.04). I installed the nvidia-319-updates/nvidia-settings-319-updates/nvidia-prime drivers (also tried the plain ...
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Different keyboard mapping after installing nvidia-prime

After installing nvidia-319, nvidia-settings-319 and nvidia-prime, my keyboard mapping is different. When I press the hyphen key, it enters a forward slash. And that's just one example. And it also ...
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What is the use of nvidia-prime?

Yesterday, I was very excited about initial support for optimus using nvidia-prime package on Ubuntu 13.10. It seemed to be the way to replace my bumblebee + hybrid-screenclone configuration, since ...
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Nvidia 520MX graphics card on Asus K53SC

I'm sorry if it is possibly a double post, but I could not find a solution anywhere. I have tried over and over again to install Nvidia driver on my Ubuntu 13.10 laptop, considering that it should be ...
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Multiple Monitors using bumblebee on Ubuntu 13.10

I've been unable to get multiple monitors to work with Ubuntu 13.10 using nvidia-prime or bumblebee. Could someone point me in the right direction? With nvidia-prime, I've tried the xorg.conf here ...
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Bumblebee problem after installation

Yesterday I was using Kubuntu 13.10. I had a problem using my Intel and Nvidia graphics cards. I thought this was a KDE problem, so I changed distros to Xubuntu. After the installation I installed ...