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Bumblebee is a software solution trying to support nVidia Optimus laptops

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Failed Nvidia graphics driver installation - bad aspect ratio

Here are the specs I'm working with: x86_64 architecture Intel Core i7-4790K processor Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 graphics card Ubuntu version 20.04.3 LTS From what I can tell, this seems to be a common ...
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Nvidia Geforce 820M GPU problem on mainly ubuntu-based distros

Ok, I really love linux but I REALLY DETEST the fact that it is awful with GPUs. Over the last couple of weeks I have tried fedora, kubuntu, kde neon, zorin os, and manjaro and NONE of then could ...
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optirun "Could not enable discrete graphics card" despite setting driver to nviia-current

I've been trying to set up optirun/primusrun for about a day now, and can't get past the part where I test optirun/primusrun glxgears. Both return an error "Could not enable discrete graphics ...
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Ubuntu not turning on after installing bumblebee

I have installed bumblebee to switch between Gpu but after reboot the laptop is stack on the Ubuntu and Gp logo. What can I do ?
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bumblebee optirun not working

i installed bumblebee to switch between GPU but when i run the commande optirun i get the following message [ 97.796880] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) Failed to load module ...
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Error after downloading and installing Bumblebee

So, i've changed the .conf file adding my NVIDIA driver (nvidia-440) and when i try to optirun it just doesn't work, so i need some help with that, i've an Intel I7-7500U (HD 620) and a Geforce 920mx, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Installing Nvidia drivers

I am having troubles with getting Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 drivers going on my AMD Ryzen desktop. I have entered the following terminal commands: ubuntu-drivers devices sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall ...
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nvidia-smi works, but glxinfo show OpenGL uses Intel graphics card; Ubuntu 18.04

I want to play a game using the discrete graphics on my notebook. I don't care about the Intel graphic card - I just want to use exclusively NVidia. $ nvidia-smi Mon Mar 23 20:40:58 2020 +-----...
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Laptop gets too hot

My laptop has Intel (integrated) and Nvidia graphic cards. I have installed bumblebee. But laptop is still getting too hot. How can I check if I have done everything correctly?
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bbswitch unable to turn discrete graphics off

Laptop: Acer Predator PH315-52 OS : UBUNTU 18.04.2 LTS Nvidia Driver : 418.87 Kernel : 5.0.0-37-generic Processors : Intel UHD 630 and Nvidia 1660 Ti bbswitch version: 0.8-4ubuntu1 bumblebee ...
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How to use "prime-select on-demand" in latest Kubuntu 19.10

I'm using Kubuntu 19.10 Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7820HQ CPU @ 2.90GHz NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 435.21 and since Kubuntu has dropped bumblebee I was looking for another possibility to use ...
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Is Bumblebee required in 19.10?

I'm trying to optimise the power management on my Dell XPS 15 laptop, whose current consumption is approximately equivalent to the output of a midsized nuclear power plant. I would therefore like to ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 + Nvidia MX150

I can't find any related info about this, maybe because of how new 19.04 is? I don't see the proprietary drivers in the additional software window... I only see the open source drivers which don't ...
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How to use a second GPU on a laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 ? [Nvidia Optimus]

I'm currently on Ubuntu 18.04.2. I have two GPU on my laptop : Intel HD graphics 5500 and Nvidia Geforce 950M I would like to use the GPU from Nvidia. I've been tinkering with the drivers for the ...
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Is there a replacement for Bumblebee yet?

Bumblebee used to be a package that allowed you to start specific programs with dedicated graphics without having to reboot your system to choose if you wanted to use integrated or dedicated. ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 background kind of pixelized

I have a problem with my Ubuntu background. It seems to get some kind of pixelized. I searched the internet but couldn't find any solution. My background is the default background from Ubuntu 19.04. ...
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How install bumblebee with nvidia-390 on ubuntu 18.04

i try to install bumblebee on my laptop sudo apt install bumblebee linux-headers-generic But i got following error Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have requested an ...
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NVidia blank screen with cursor

[Note: I know there are many questions on nvidia and blank screen, but none so far have brought me closer to a solution, I've tried a lot, see below] Problem: Running Xubuntu 18.10 on a Dell XPS 9570 ...
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IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: '/etc/default/bumblebee'

I got this problem, I don't know how to solve it ... Please help me. $ sudo bumblebee-app-settings Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/local/bin/bumblebee-app-settings", line 37, in &...
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modprobe nvidia throws error: could not insert 'off'

I am trying to configure bumblebee to switch my nvidia discrete card. As well bumblebee crashes when tries to modprobe nvidia. When i try to do it manually, i face the same error: $ modprobe nvidia ...
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Bumblebee: module 'nvidia-390' not found

I managed to get Bumblebee to run some time ago, but after an update it just completely stopped. I'm trying to set it up again but I can't get past this error [ 3270.586218] [ERROR]Module 'nvidia-390'...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Boot hangs at PKCS#7 signature not signed with a trusted key

I had a working 16.04 working perfectly (but no bumblebee) and then upgraded to 18.04. Gnome was very laggy so I installed Unity and lightdm but it was still laggy. So I thought something was wrong ...
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xubuntu - CPU at 78C while watching youtube videos

Xubuntu 18.04 CPU: i3-2348m GPU: gt645m RAM: 8gb 600mhz-ish ddr3 The other posts didn't help me, don't mark it as a duplicate I do have bumblebee installed heard if you don't have it installed, you ...
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glxinfo Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual

I have a Ubuntu 16.04 server with 3 Quadro P5000. I downloaded LINUX X64 (AMD64/EM64T) DISPLAY DRIVER with version number 390.77 I installed several mesa packages $ apt list --installed | grep mesa ...
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Error running Bumblebee Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying to get bumblebee working because my pc has 2 graphic cards, one Intel i7 7th gen and one Nvidia GeForce 940MX. I want to use the Intel one for almost everything and the Nvidia one for ...
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Errors While Installing Bumblebee on ubuntu 18.04

Yesterday I installed Bumblebee-nvidia;but I am getting warnings as shown below: I am on Ubuntu 18.04 and I have nvidia 396.26 installed.
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Dell XPS 15 9570 (2018) disable nvidia GPU

I have recently bought a Dell XPS 15 9570 and have successfully installed Ubuntu 18.04 on it. Mostly things work as expected, but there are some issues related to power and the nvidia GPU. Currently, ...
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Unable to install CUDA after nvidia driver downgrade on Ubuntu 16.04

Recently I got CUDA upgraded to version 9.2 and nvidia driver to nvidia-396 with a regular auto-update on my Ubuntu 16.04 Optimus-enabled laptop, with Intel video adapter active by default and NVidia ...
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bumblebee doesn't work on Ubuntu 18.04

I installed a fresh version of Ubuntu 18.04 on my optimus laptop then I followed the instructions from this site to install the bumblebee package. It succeeded but I saw a line during the installation ...
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Poor Bumblebee performance on Steam games

I have an issue with bumblebee when i try to play games. I installed native Linux games such as TF2, CS:GO, DotA 2 etc... but i getting very poor performance. Linux Dist. is Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Using ...
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Unable to swtich to nvidia graphic card

I recently installed Nvidia graphics card on my laptop. However even after installation the machine is still using the Intel graphic chip. I tried running prime-select nvidia, the output being nvidia ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 optimus nvidia MX150 unknown [closed]

I have a problem with Xiaomi mi notebook pro. My specs: i5-8250U Intel HD620 Nvidia MX150 I have tried I think almost everything till now. On Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 nvidia states as unknown. ...
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Optirun fails on Ubuntu 17.10 with nvidia geforce 940MX

I have a laptop with a dedicated nVidia Geforce 940MX GPU. I installed the bumblebee packages following the steps written in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee but whenever I want to run optirun ...
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Additional Drivers page does not see my graphics card 16.04

I am using a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 with all of the updates installed. When I go to additional drivers it simply shows one option with "Unknown: unkown". The model is a Thinkpad P50s, it is ...
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Low graphics mode Hybrid Graphics

My Ubuntu version is 14.04 4.4.0-81-generic, laptop is Dell Inspiron 3558 with Nvidia video card GeForce-920M and integrated Intel HDGraphics. I have spent a huge amount of time trying to find a way ...
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Failed to start Cryptography Setup for cryptswap1

Since yesterday installing the bumblebee-nvidia package I cannot boot into my Ubuntu 17.10 Desktop any more. I get this error: [FAILED] Failed to start Cryptography Setup for cryptswap1. See '...
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Inhibit suspend and hibernate until process terminates

I've managed to get bumblebee + bbswitch + nvidia drivers configured after a bit of toil. The remaining issue is whatever I run with optirun seems to hang up after resume from suspend or hibernate, ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 Cannot get nvidia drivers to work (for CUDA/openCL purposes)

I'm using a lenovo ideapad 700 (i5-6300HQ and GTX 950M), optimus based(?) laptop. My goal would be to use the GPU for openCL or CUDA computing mainly, so using the GPU to display games/desktop isn't ...
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How can I verify that my laptop has hybrid graphics?

I have a Thinkpad T430, the version with Core i7 2.9 GHz which, according to this specs page, should have an nVidia hybrid GPU from the factory. I'm using Ubuntu Mate 16.04.3 LTS. I have (according ...
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Optirun and Bumblebee basic question

I have a laptop which has two GPU's in it, an Intel and an nVidia. I have been using Bumblebee to switch between the GPU's, for instance running glxspheres or glxgears in a terminal the Intel GPU is ...
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steam cs:go, nvidia graphics - fps and game smoothness issue

I have a desktop graphics card (NVIDIA GTX 1060, 6GB). I have nearly the latest Nvidia drivers installed (v 387.12). Cuda version is also the latest (9. something). OpenGL version is 4.6.0. I ...
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Swrast cannot be loaded in Ubuntu 17.10

I updated the system today and now I am running into problems while running optirun glxgears in a machine with a Nvidia MX150. I could find several questions regarding similar problems online, ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 starts with Nvidia default

I'm trying to run my nvidia with bumblebee, I did it before on older version of Ubuntu. In 17.10 nvidia-387 and bumblebee installation was success but instead of optirun whole X starts using nvidia. ...
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Using NVIDIA Optimus on Ubuntu 17.10

I have a laptop with a GeForce 940MX which I would like to use. Unfortunately installing the official nvidia drivers under "additional drivers" and reverting from wayland to x11 does not do the trick. ...
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I cant login anymore after adding package

I am very new to ubuntu, first week with it in fact. I have 3 monitors and I was experiencing screen tearing on whichever one i wasnt currently using, so I searched a bit and found this: Screen ...
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Stable way to use integrated graphics with dedicated graphics on Ubuntu 17.04

Recently I dug up the Internet on an attempt to use the integrated GPU to display and the dedicated GPU (GeForce 940M) running on nouveau to work together. I've tried both nouveau and nvidia-375 but ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 - optirun bumblebee error [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE)

So, before I start or you calling out duplicate question, there is no such thing as xserver-xorg-legacy here. I have tried this solution here and found out that it does not exist in my version of ...
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“You do not appear to be using the nvidia x server" in BumbleBee

When I open Nvidia X Server, it says "You do not appear to be using the nvidia x server" and tell me to run nvidia-xsettings. After looking for some answers, some said that xorg.conf is not compatible ...
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Unable to use nvidia gpu with optimus on ubuntu 16.04

I'm having a dell inspiron 7567 in which im not able to use the nvidia gpu (Geforce GTX 1050). At first i only installed the nvidia driver and tried signing the MOK by following the steps from https:/...
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NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running

I just installed CUDA in a notebook like this: sudo apt-get install cuda Like said here. The compilation wokrs just fine but when I try to run I got the followin problem: CUDA error at file.cu:128 ...
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