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nVidia Optimus is a hybrid graphics technology

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Cannot turn off NVIDIA GPU using bbswitch

I have a laptop with a GeForce GT 650M. I recently installed Kubuntu 20.04 and have nvidia-prime installed. I can select PRIME Profiles in nvidia-settings and I have "NVIDIA (Performance)", "NVIDIA ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Nvidia prime on Demand and External Monitors

I've been exploring the options of Nvidia Optimus under Ubuntu since the release of the on-demand option with Ubuntu 20.04 and nvidia-driver-440. I can now run my laptop using the Intel HD530 iGPU ...
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dual monitor not working

I tried to connect a second monitor over HDMI (my laptop has not VGA) and it is not detected. I tried with the live version and it works. Hypothesis: a missing package or a something in a ...
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Can' fix screen tearing on Ubntu 20.04

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my Asus ROG GL752VW-DH71, and I can't seem to fix Ubuntu's screen tearing issue. sudo lspci | grep VGA && sudo lshw -c video | grep configuration && ...
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How is NVIDIA Prime Render Offloading configured in Ubuntu 20.04?

Yesterday I installed Kubuntu 20.04 from scratch on a Lenovo Thinkpad T490 laptop with a GeForce MX250 discrete graphics adapter. Prime render offloading fails with: $ __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1 ...
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Nvidia Optimus on 20.04: switching to Intel GPU works on Ubuntu Mate, but not on Ubuntu Gnome

I am trying to revive an old Lenovo Ideapad Z360 laptop using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. This laptop has an integrated Intel GPU and a discrete Nvidia GPU, as follows: $ lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' ...
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Nvidia Prime, Optimus laptop: how is 20.04 doing?

I am currently on elementary OS latest everything, I have an XPS 9550 with Intel integrated graphics and Nvidia discrete GPU (latest BIOS, January 2020). With Nvidia drivers 435.21 (the latest stable ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 very slow response or freeze at login after setting Prime Synchronization for Nvidia optimus laptop

So I have just done a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop (Intel i7 7700HQ + NVIDIA 1050Ti), I noticed that when enabling the NVIDIA driver (version 440.62) the laptop screen suffers from ...
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Screen blinking loop when boot up

I reboot my computer, I am using Ubuntu 18.04, after I installed Nvidia driver and reboot, after that it is stuck at black screen, when I'm proceeding to tty2, tty3 and ctrl+alt+F7, screen blinks ...
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Screen tearing apart when switching from Intel to Nvidia

I have an XPS-15 with Intel & Nvidia cards. When I switched to Nvidia from Intel, this is what my screen is like:https://m.imgur.com/a/VPIgvt1 This is my first time ever owning a machine with ...
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NVIDIA not working on 19.10

I have NVIDIA mx 230 and intel and i cannot use NVIDIA. Now few problems: 1) $ nvidia-smi gives the output NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure ...
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Nvidia graphics driver problem on Ubuntu 18.04 (GPU at BusId doesn't have a supported video decoder)

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 with Nvidia MX110 graphics, and I have recently had problems with installing drivers. After numerous tries, I've succeeded in installing 440 driver somehow, although I still ...
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kubuntu 19.10 current way to switch between nvidia (RTX 2060) and intel gpu

What is the current (preferred) (year 2020 - Kubuntu 19.10) way to switch between nvidia (RTX 2060) GPU and iGPU (Intel UHD Graphics 630)? i am interessted in both: - nvidia with official drivers (...
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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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why isn't mate-optimus applet showing?

Im using Ubuntu 19.10. and Nvidia driver 435. I tried installing the mate-optimus applet for easy use of Nvidia's offloading feature. I installed it by using sudo apt install mate-optimus. I got the ...
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Ubuntu Mate 19.10 - check compatibility before install

I'm wondering if there is any option to check my laptop compatibility with Ubuntu Mate 19.10. It's Samsung QX510 laptop loaded with GeForce 420M gpu and Optimus technology. Since about Ubuntu 15.04 I ...
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Powertop shows 100% GPU usage with Nvidia card on Optimus laptop

I freshly installed Ubuntu 19.10 on a Dell XPS 15 9560 with an Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card. In the "Software & Updates" app, I chose the nvidia-driver-435 driver. I ran sudo prime-select on-...
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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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Ubuntu 19.10 NVidia Optimus not working

thank you pilot6 for your message. The requested output is arpad@arpad-P170EM:~$ lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor ...
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How to switch to AMD graphics with AMD RAVEN/NVIDIA dual graphics

I think my laptop, an Asus Rog Zephyrus G G4502, is unable correctly switch graphics card with prime-select. I'm trying to turn off the nvidia gpu for better battery life Edit 1: The power ...
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Setting up graphics cards on Razer Blade 2019 with Ubuntu 18.04 - Loading NVIDIA driver when needed

I would like to use the iGPU to manage the monitors and the dGPU for ML. When I do prime-select intel the pc switches correctly to the intel GPU. Is use then bbswitch to turn ON and OFF the dGPU. I ...
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Ubuntu w/ HWE installing wrong driver for GPU

Ubuntu keeps picking the 430 driver for my GTX 770m card, which is the wrong driver for this card as the newest for my card is 418.88 per NVIDIA. It does list other drivers but those are ALSO ...
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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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Custom Refresh Rates Nvidia Optimus

For a while I've been trying to get custom refresh rates working on my Nvidia Optimus laptop. In Windows I can get 120Hz at 1080p (HDMI 1.4b), the thing is, I can only get 60Hz out of my laptop on ...
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Nvidia GPU not turned off by prime-select

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with kernel 5.3 and nvidia drivers 430.50 (however, I also tested this with a clean install of 18.04 using the default kernel and nvidia driver) on a laptop with intel 630 iGPU ...
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My Nvidia dGPU isn't detected after updating to 19.10

As can be guessed from the subject, I have an Optimus laptop. As long as I was running 19.04, I was able to switch to the Nvidia dGPU and back, using Prime (via the prime-select {intel|nvidia} command)...
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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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My computer will not boot after an upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10. It used to only work in nVidia Optimus, now it will not boot at all

I have an Ubuntu Thinkpad W530 with an Nvidia K2000 graphics card. I am dual booting Windows 10 and Ubuntu. A long time ago, all of this worked perfectly so I know it is possible. However, recently ...
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Adding a higher resolution mode via xrandr results in a black screen

I'm running Ubuntu 19.10, and I was following the instructions in the answer about how to add a higher resolution mode using xrandr, and I ran into a problem. What I need is to be able to use an ...
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Graphics get laggy with larger windows (likely Nvidia PRIME related, possibly GLES3)

I'm on Ubuntu 19.04 with a Nvidia GTX 1050 Mobile, using the latest nvidia-driver-430 from the ppa. In the PRIME profile, I have selected Nvidia instead of Intel. It seems like this is acknowledged (...
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External Monitor not working through eGPU

I've got Kubuntu installed on my Dell XPS 15 9560 and I've been hoping to use my external monitor with it via my eGPU (Aorus 1080 Box) to play games on. With the external GPU, all of my peripherals ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 desktop environment freezes

Good morning dear, I have a dell gaming Corei5 5577 with Ubuntu 19.04 and an nvidia GTX 1050TI card and an integrated intel graphics 630 HD card. I have two problems, one is that when I use the intel ...
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Why are my two monitors switched upon login?

When I log in with an external monitor attached, I get very strange behaviour – the external monitor is blank except for the cursor, and the internal monitor displays what should be displayed on the ...
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Black login screen after upgrade

After upgrading to 19.04 the login screen is not working it just shows black screen while I can access the tty and it works normally. I use laptop Dell E6430 with nvidia discrete card, so when I ...
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bumblebee can't work, Unable to get display device for DPI computation

I already installed the bumblebee, primus, nvidia-driver from apt, but there are some problem. I restart the bumblebeed $ sudo service bumblebeed restart the output: bumblebeed.service - Bumblebee ...
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Which is the best graphics drivers for NVIDIA GT 540M?

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. I installed NVIDIA 384.130 from additional drivers as 'Nouvea' wasn't working. But, Ubuntu gets frozen after few minutes, I've to keep restarting it. I saw many posts that ...
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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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Acer Nitro 5 Linux - HDMI output for external monitor

I have an Acer Nitro 5 AN515-52 with i7 8750H, 8GB RAM, Nvidia 1050TI and 1TB HDD with 16GB IntelOptane. I have installed Ubuntu 18.04.2. I had to first boot up with nomodeset in grub (before quite ...
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I can install Nvidia driver v340 but not v430. However, my GPU supports v430. Help please?

Note: 1) I've alrdy ran the command "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa". 2) I've alrdy selected Nvidia GPU using prime-select (CLI) / prime profile (GUI). 3) I tried with v418 and end ...
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Screen Flickering [Nvidia optimus, Ubuntu 19.04]

I've a Dell 5480 laptop with Intel HD 520 & GeForce 930MX (optimus). Whenever I use the Nvidia card, the screen flickers randomly. When I switch to intel: sudo prime-select intel sudo reboot It ...
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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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Why my GPU resources unused when running games?

My laptop is experiencing hard times running games, the frames are constantly freezes and twitches. I decided to have a look at my CPU and GPU memory usage, where I saw disappointingly stats, which ...
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Issue with switching from intel to nvidia after suspend

I just wanted to know if anyone ever had the same bug than I submitted : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-prime/+bug/1827446 TL;DR Suspend while being on intel, then waking up, then ...
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How to enable AMD-NVIDIA switchable graphics for AMD APUs (Ryzen) ? (Especially on Muxless laptop)

I don't know why no one is talking about this. But, this is a problem I'm currently stuck at. I have an laptop with AMD APU (Ryzen 5 - 2500U) & nvidia gtx 1050. This laptop is Muxless. This laptop'...
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ubuntu 18.10 optimus dual boot hang on first boot (Dell 7567 )

I just installed Ubuntu 18.10 (Desktop install) and when I rebooted got a blue screen which I think was something to do with UDIF, was up for 5 secs or so and never came back, not sure if this is ...
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Third display no longer works with proprietary Nvidia driver

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Thinkpad T430 with an Nvidia graphics card that is capable of switching from Intel to Nvidia graphics processing as needed (Optimus). It sits on a docking station that ...
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Ubuntu Bionic(18.04) - KDE - Nvidia 418 / Prime-select needs 2 logout

Anybody knows that issue? I installed nvidia 418 driver by driver repo. Everythink is normal when I used 390 driver in offical repo. I can use my intel gpu switch naturaly. But when I tried to ...
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Less options after using nvidia-prime

After installing Nvidia proprietary drivers from software center, I could access to nvidia x server options which looked like this: Previous Xserver Configuration options (source: Google images) Now ...
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nvidia-prime can't switch

I have a dual boot system with Ubuntu 18.10 and Windows 10, which have GTX 1050 Mobile and Intel HD Graphics 630. I installed nvidia-390 driver from a ppa but I can't use my NVidia card even if prime-...

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