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I fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my new laptop and I'm struggling with the graphic card.
I have an integrated Intel card + an NVIDIA GTX 860M coupled with optimus technology.
I understand that optimus is a big source of problem with linux and I tried several of the proposed solutions to make my NVIDIA work. Neither bumblebee nor nvidia prime seem to work. Ubuntu recognize only the Intel card:

lspci | grep VGA

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)

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Did you try this: Ubuntu and ASUS G750JM, GTX860M / Nvidia problems ?

I have the same graphics card in my laptop and have serious issues still too. Sometimes if I follow those instructions my the card works great other times, it freezes randomly and if I don't run nvidia-xconfig I can't boot ubuntu anymore. It's a very detrimental way of setting up the card but it is the best I have found and it took some work to figure out.

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  • What laptop are you using?
    – Daniel
    Oct 12, 2014 at 18:49
  • It seems quite a risky solution. I'd prefer to try something else less "brave" before considering this option
    – Alessandro
    Oct 12, 2014 at 20:07
  • I've done everything I could to get this thing working. That was the only way it ever worked.
    – Daniel
    Oct 12, 2014 at 20:09
  • I found the problem with my instructions just needed to blacklist nouveau, if you follow them it should work just fine @Alessandro
    – Daniel
    Nov 1, 2014 at 1:04

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