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nVidia Optimus is a hybrid graphics technology

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Mux switch: How to turn off the discrete GPU after switching on the Optimus from discrete GPU only, Lenovo Y540

I have Lenovo Y540 which has an option to turn off intel gpu (Optimus) and 90% of the times I turn off Optimus and use the Nvidia GPU because of the performance difference but I switch on the Optimus ...
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How to check if a specific application is using the Nvidia GPU or the internal GPU

In the Windows task manager there used to be a specific columns for the GPU (as shown in the below image) showing which applications are using the Dedicated GPU (Nvidia) and which applications are ...
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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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Screen Tearing - Ubuntu 20.04 with Nvidia/Intel graphics(Nvidia Optimus)

When I use X.ORG X server-Nouveau display driver, I don't have any problem. But whenever I install any version of NVIDIA driver (460/450), I encounter with Screen Tearing. I tried many solutions but ...
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Intel graphics not supported

I have a Lenovo laptop with Intel Iris graphics (i7-1065G7) and discrete NVIDIA GPU on Ubuntu 20.10. I've had high cpu usage and power consumption for a while and I only now realized that it may be ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.5 / 20.04 with Nvidia Optimus doesn't work at high refresh rate (144/240/300hz)

I have a problem with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on my GE66 Raider notebook. This machine runs a i7-10850H and RTX 2070 on a 300Hz 1080p display and supports Optimus. After a clean install, in gnome settings ...
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Is there a way to display multiple monitors using only the iGPU on an NVIDIA Optimus laptop?

I have done some searching around on various websites and I cannot seem to find a definitive answer to this. My situation is the following: I want to connect an external monitor to my laptop via the ...
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Graphics Freeze/Hang when Booting through Grub2

I have an 8th gen MSI Trident 3 that I've owned for a little while, and months ago I installed Xubuntu 20.04 after doing a test drive with the OS on my laptop. One thing I had difficulty with at the ...
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Dedicated NVidia GPU is not running when playing games on Ubuntu 20.04

So I've got myself a new ASUS TUF Gaming FX705DT and absolutely want to avoid installing Windows 10. I installed Ubuntu 20.04. Had a minor problem with the Wi-Fi driver, installed steam and War ...
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How to use Intel GPU for rendering system interface and GeForce for games

(sorry for my bad English maybe) I swithced from Window to Linux on my laptop a few weaks ago. I would like to know, how to use Intel GPU for rendering system interface and GeForce for games. My ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Nvidia on-demand second monitor severe lag

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (KDE Neon) and found the new Nvidia on-demand. It works as expected on my laptop (i5-7300HQ + GTX 1060 Max-Q and 450 drivers), but I have some problems with my ...
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How to reduce heat exhaustion of Nvidia GPU (MX110 laptop GPU) on Ubuntu?

Can anyone help me by guiding how to reduce GPU (Nvidia MX110) temp in Ubuntu? The exhaust of my laptop becomes a hot air blower, even if the graphics rendering is the switched to Intel iGPU and ...
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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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Nouveau drivers doesn't work on Ubuntu 20.04 with PRIME

I'm trying to use nouveau drivers in Ubuntu 20.04 with an nVidia Optimus card (GeForce GTX 1650). This is the output of inxi -G: Graphics: Device-1: Intel UHD Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel ...
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Nvidia-prime not working | AMD + Nvidia | XMG-Core 4800H+RTX2060

I bought new Laptop and installed Ubuntu 20.04 on it. It is an XMG Core 15 with an 4800H and 2060. I have some Problems with the Prime integrated. The external ports are only wired to the nvidia card ...
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`prime-select intel` doesn't power off the NVIDIA GPU

I have a Dell XPS 15 9560 laptop with an Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card. I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 with nvidia-driver-440. When I run prime-select intel and reboot, prime-select query prints intel ...
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Nvidia to AMD GPU switching

I have Ubuntu 20.04 LTS installed on my 8GB RAM laptop, alongside windows 10 home x64. I have 2 GPU'S, a dedicated 4GB Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650, and an integrated 2GB AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 and I have a ...
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How do you install nvidia divers if it is not shown in additional drivers and and when installed how to get it to work?

the output of sudo lspci -k | grep -iEA3 'VGA|3D' is 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500 (rev 09) DeviceName: Onboard IGD Subsystem: Dell HD Graphics 5500 ...
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Nvidia Optimus - how to run just an integrated gpu

I own 10 years old Samsung QX510 laptop with Nvidia Optimus technology and since Ubuntu 15.04 I'm facing huge problems with graphics. Most of the time I was using just an integrated gpu and computer ...
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(Update) Suspend problem (on ubuntu studio 20. 04 LTS)

First of all, I apologize for the language. I'm French, but I didn't get an answer on the French forum, so I came here. I have a problem with the sleep mode (which is quite problematic I find). When I ...
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Unable to activate HDMI output with AMD/Nvidia hybrid graphics card

I have an Asus TUF Gaming FX505D Laptop with Ubuntu 18.04.04 LTS. And I'm unable to connect a Monitor with HDMI to my Laptop. It has an AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 Hybrid Graphic ...
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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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Using prime-select to switch GPU causes issue with Daemon

I've been having issues with my Nvidia drivers. Whenever I do nvidia-smi, I am met with the common error message. I followed the advice of someone on this page and did a prime-select of Intel and ...
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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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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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