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 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 card problems on hybrid setup

System: Ubuntu 14.04 Hybrid graphics, Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA GT 745M. Fresh from installation the system worked, I could use Nnvidia prime to switch ...
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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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NVIDIA GeForce GT 730m doesn't work properly with nvidia-prime

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have a Dell notebook with hybrid video cards, one integrated Intel card and one dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 730m card. I've selected the proprietary driver in the ...
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Animation/Image texture tearing

I have ASUS K53SV with nvidia GT540M card(with Optimus). Using Ubuntu 14.04. When I'm using javascript animations in either Firefox or Chrome there is texture tearing of an moving image. For example a ...
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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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ubuntu 14.04 - nvidia prime only works on restart (logout-login doesnt work)

on a fresh ubuntu 14.04 install, xorg-edgers PPA, dist-upgrade (latest xorg from xorg-edgers PPA), nvidia-drivers 346.47 (latest drivers), nvidia-prime 0.6.2 (from official ubuntu repository). ...
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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 ...
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Low brightness Ubuntu 14.10

I have an Asus F550LNV-DM092H with NVIDIA 840m + Intel HD 4400 but since i've installed ubuntu 14.10 the brightness is too low although in the system settings is at maximum. Some help?
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nvidia-prime extended desktop stopped working

Dell XPS 14z; up-to-date Trusty, nVidia 520m (I think), display port wired to nVidia card. I had nvidia-prime running on Trusty all fine, with an extended desktop to an external monitor via the ...
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Dual monitor is not working with nvidia-prime

I have ASUS K555LA with optimus nvidia(740M). I have installed nvidia-340, nvidia-prime and everything is working just fine. Now nvidia driver is enable and my second monitor is just black(like no ...
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14.04 nvidia dual display (external+laptop) stretched display, offset desktop

When I try to attach an external monitor to my laptop, the windows are stretched oddly horizontally and the click offset is off. The nvidia settings also doesn't seem to show the built-in laptop ...
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Problem with nvidia 820m

I have laptop asus X455ld with core i3 and I installed Ubuntu 14.04. However, I can't switch to nvidia 820m graphic card. How can I resolve this problem?
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enabling discrete gpu and choosing which gpu to use

Hi all since this is my first post here. But not my first time here. I have used askubuntu a lot, the last few weeks and i have found answers to many questions i had. Unfortunately since im a linux ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 black screen without login after switching GPU to NVIDIA using prime-indicator

After installation of prime-indicator for NVIDIA, I tried to switch from Intel to NVIDIA. (I also have nvidia-prime installed.) System rebooted, started to load, but never got to login screen. It just ...
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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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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 ...