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(Please see the update below) For me, I had to: Install proprietary drivers distributed by Nvidia (recommended here) Install Blender via the ppa Install nvidia-modprobe (recommended here), without it Blender would throw cuda cuinit: unknown error ubuntu Reboot So, # Proprietary nvidia sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates # PPA for ...


Yes and no...Ubuntu will use the discrete GPU if its module (a.k.a. "driver") is loaded, but it will not disable the integrated card. Why?Some people use both cards at the same time: Integrated for simple windowing, GPU for gaming, video, ... If you want to turn off the integrated graphics driver: Go into your BIOS and look for graphics related options ...

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