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Some things to change , then reboot, then test again: Turn off power management: gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power active false Free up disk space: You need at least 10% free disk space, (20% would even be better) then look at this Q&A how to defragment your drive. Install the xorg.edgers PPA While rebooting, go into the BIOS and ...


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glxgears is not a benchmarking tool, so you are only seeing what is your monitor refresh ration (60Hz). If both commands worked and produced the same output, this is and indication that the nvidia card works.


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Instead of messing with bumblebee, I would suggest using the nvidia-prime package. It works seemlessly to allow you to choose which GPU you want to use for your desktop session. If you use prime-indicator as well you get an indicator in your tray (on the top right) which gives you quick access to change which GPU is being used. Bumblebee is a bit outdated ...


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I know this doesn't necessarily answer your question about bumblebee, but you did say any hint or tip. If you're not tied down explicitly to 12.04, you could update to 14.04 and use the nvidia-prime package which makes use of the optimus hardware much easier. You do have to log out/in to switch back and forth between the intel chip and the nvidia chip, but ...


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I am confused by this myself. The Bumblebee FAQ says, that it makes little sense to use the glxspheares output because of something about VirtualGL. I don't understand the issue, but so they say. Check here: https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/wiki/FAQ#how-to-check-nvidia-card-performances--they-seems-low If someone who has deeper knowledge in ...



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