Questions tagged [nvidia-prime]

Nvidia Prime is a way of adding hybrid graphics support to your computer. Nvidia Prime allows the user to switch between NVIDIA (Performance Mode) and Intel (Power Saving Mode) graphics from the NVIDIA Settings utility.

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Unable to switch graphics to Nvidia On-Demand in nvidia-settings Ubuntu 22.04

Whenever I try to switch my graphics to on-demand and reboot, it just stays at nvidia but when I switch to intel it switches to that. BTW intel is greyed out in nvidia-settings, I have to change that ...
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I failed to run nvidia-settings under my fresh kubuntu 20.04 installation

I try to run nvidia-settings under my fresh kubuntu installation and selected 418 (proprietary) in "Settings"/"Driver manager" : https://prnt.sc/8wPVX8vBiFd_ But I got errors with ...
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Ubuntu 22.04, cannot use external nvidia GPU to render application, on laptop with integrated + dedicated nvidia GPU

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 22.04 with in it intel HD graphics and a discrete nvidia (Quadro M2000M) card, and I'm trying to use an external GPU setup with it (RTX 3060), however I cannot find how ...
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NVIDIA On-Demand not working properly

I bought a 2017 DELL XPS 9560 with a GTX 1050 and installed Ubuntu 20.04 with the nvidia-470 driver. The problem is that in performance mode everything is OK, I have for example PCSX2 wich works ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - NVIDIA GPU consuming power even when using only integrated graphics card (Intel iGPU)

The issue is pretty simple: using Nvidia X Sever Settings GUI to switch from NVIDIA GPU to Intel iGPU doesn't work and the NVIDIA GPU does still consume some power after rebooting and, as a ...
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Black screen after suspend when nvidia prime on demand

After sleep when i turn on my laptop there is flashing cursor in top left after leaving it for some time it flashes some nvidia error thing for just .5 s and goes to black screen This happens only ...
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startx gives black screen with nvidia drivers

Some info: distro: lubuntu 20.04 default dm - sddm gpu - integrated intel, and Nvidia GTX 1650 mobile nvidia drivers - nvidia-470 When I use the default display manager provided sddm the system works ...
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Blender viewport bugs out, not solved by switching graphics cards

A few days ago I opened Blender and was treated to this mess. I don't know what caused it, but it seemed to have something to do with my graphics card. My system has two GPUs, an Intel HD 530 and an ...
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Screen tearing on an external monitor with NVIDIA RTX 3070

I’ve got a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro and I use an external monitor. I’m experiencing horizontal screen tearing when I scroll down/up and when I watch movies or youtube videos. This does not happen when I ...
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nvidia-settings and drivers absolutely broken

Boy is Ubuntu not being nice to me today. I'm sort of a beginner in Linux but I still have basic knowledge and I know what I'm doing most of the time and won't just willy nilly do whatever a guide/...
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plasmashell and login window not starting with nvidia drivers

Hello i have kubutnu 21.04 with kernel version 5.11.0-18-generic. I installed the latest nvidia driver and when i bootup the system i get a black screen then i went to tty 3 and tried to start ...
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Not showing NVIDIA GPU in Ubuntu 20.04

I have HP 15-r244TX laptop(N15V-GM-S-A2 GPU NVIDIA Graphics Chipset) NVIDIA GeForce 820M I run every command but still GPU not showing. lspci | egrep -i “vga|display|3d” 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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how to use prime-select intel with new nvidia drivers

Since installing new nvidia proprietary drivers 465.27, only prime-select nvidia will let my external monitor work. My built-in monitor works with prime-select intel but I get the "Failed to ...
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External monitor high latency on reverse-prime intel/nvidia

Description My laptop (Thinkpad X1 Extreme gen 3) suffers from high latency on external monitors (running with display port) when using the on-demand Nvidia driver option (version 460). Overall it ...
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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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How to check what GPU is a program using?

I've got dual GPU in my Lenovo Y700 laptop – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M and Intel(R) HD Graphics 530. I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 with proprietary NVIDIA drivers. In NVIDIA X Server Settings I set NVIDIA On-...
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External display not always working through HDMI on Ubuntu 20.04 with kernel 5.11.11

I have Lenovo Legion 5 with Ryzen R7 4800H, Vega iGPU, Nvidia 1650. The laptop faces many issues on Ubuntu from the beginning which forced me to use kernel 5.11.11. Somehow I managed to have both ...
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Nvidia consuming power

I discovered that NVIDIA is consuming 95% of the battery-life alone & i want to deactivate it or prevent it from working entirely on my PC. Solutions I tried: Purging NVIDIA entirely. (no ...
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How do you offload a flatpak application to run on the nvidia graphics card when using prime?

For some flatpak applications, it is better to use the dedicated GPU but how do you ensure that PRIME is offloading correctly when you cant run the usual testing commands inside the sandboxed ...
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NVIDIA prime-select on-demand never utilizes the GPU

nvidia-smi: Fri Jan 15 17:52:29 2021 +-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+ | NVIDIA-SMI 460.32.03 Driver Version: 460.32.03 CUDA Version: 11.2 ...
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Can't get second monitor to work on 20.04 laptop

I've Acer VN7-792g laptop with iGPU and Nvidia, I try to get my second monitor to work on Ubnutu. Here a pastebin of lspci and lshw For now I've tried : Plug the monitor before, during or after boot ...
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Forcing Ubuntu to always load NVIDIA GPU drivers

Occasionally when rebooting Ubuntu, the system loads the Intel GPU drivers instead of the NVIDIA GPU, despite always leaving the NVIDIA profile selected in PRIME. I know I can change the selected ...
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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 can I avoid random graphical freezes on Ubuntu 20.10 with X11 + propriety Nvidia drvieers

I'm using Ubuntu 20.10 with the Unity Desktop + X11 (I'm aware that Unity is no longer supported, and that the GNOME desktop is the new desktop, but I can't get on with it), and I've just done a fresh ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 update from 20.04 will only boot from recovery using llvmpipe for graphics

Tried to perform an update from 20.04 LTS to 20.10. All was going well until the final reboot "into" 20.10, and my computer fails to get to the desktop when booting normally. It flashes ...
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Use NVIDIA Hybrid gpu only for CUDA and not for KDE Plasma

There is a similar question and I have been following this answer here on askubuntu: https://askubuntu.com/a/1158183/254943. This solution worked exactly as I want. Sadly after the most recent update, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04, Package system76-power is in conflict with nvidia-prime

Using Ubuntu 20.04 on a XPS 15 9560, I installed the system76-power package to disable the GPU at will as I don't need it 90% of the time. It worked flawlessly for a few months but now I have a ...
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Nvidia Prime Render Offload "On-Demand" doesn't work with nvidia-driver-450 and ubuntu 20.04.1

I've installed Nvidia 450 on new installation of Kubuntu 20.04.1. Prime Render Offload works in manual mode with __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1 __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME=nvidia But nvidia-settings says ...
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Run application using a specific GPU on a system with multiple GPUs

I have a Dell precision 7510 laptop running Ubuntu Mate 20.04 with a hybrid Nvidia GeForce 940MX card and an eGPU with an Radeon RX 570. I have 5 displays connected to my Radeon RX 570 and I am trying ...
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Crashes while using NVidia GPU ("Performance Mode") with proprietary drivers under regular temperatures and no GPU load/stress

I've been trying to fix this issue by myself (searching for fixes and questions/answers provided in similar cases) for over a year, with no success. The affected device is an old notebook with 2 GPUs: ...
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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 X-server setting is blank

After changing to Intel (Power Saving Mode), Nvidia X-server setting is not showing anything. I need to active GPU now but can't activate it. $ sudo lshw -c display *-display ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 does not detect my laptop screen

After some investigation, I found this thread that had a solution. I downgraded my nvidia driver to 435 - and it solved the issue, I can now use HDMI screen, but my laptop screen now is black and ...
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Fixing Screen Tearing on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS w/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile on a PRIME Display?

I'm really new to Ubuntu and I'm having screen tearing issues whenever I use it. I changed some settings on Firefox and that improved the tearing a little bit, but the tearing is a system-wide issue, ...
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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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Built-in display shown as prime display which cannot be controlled by nvidia-settings [closed]

My NVIDIA X server setting on my laptop shows my built in display as primary display which cannot be controlled by NVIDIA-settings and must be configured by an external RandR capable tool. Only a ...
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Ubuntu 20.04, Gnome Desktop: Does anynody knows how to start a program from terminal using "Dedicated Graphics Card"?

I have hopefully a quick question that I haven't been able to resolve: I installed Ubuntu 20.04, (great distro by the way). I'm running the NVIDIA driver with the "on demand" profile on the prime ...
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NVIDIA On-Demand: run specific applications on dGPU

I enabled the new "NVIDIA On-Demand" option in the NVIDIA X Server Settings. Now everything uses the iGPU by default, which should be better for battery life (at least, that's what I'm hoping for). I'...
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Ubuntu 20.04 NVidia X Server Settings only showing PRIME Profiles

I have installed the nvidia 435 drivers for my machine. When I try to open NVidia settings to configure multiple displays, I only see PRIME Profiles. I'm expecting to see a lot more settings to be ...
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Nvidia GPU giving poor performance on 20.04

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 with RTX 2060 on my laptop. Nvidia driver version - 440 My problem is that whenever I select NVIDIA (Performance Mode) in the PRIME PROFILES, my Ubuntu starts lagging. My ...
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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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Refresh rate stuck at 144Hz nvidia optimus Kubuntu Prime intel graphics mode

I am trying to change my refresh rate to 60 Hz from 144 Hz on my Razer blade 15 mercury running Kubuntu 20.04. I have an RTX 2060 and it uses Nvidia Optimus. I have the PRIME setting to Intel because ...
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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 Fractional scalling "cuting" elements

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 with a NVIDIA MX250. Firstly, nvidia-prime was not working. Even when selecting nvidia only, it was using Intel HD Graphics. I've forced the use of NVIDIA as the primary GPU ...
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no graphics hardware acceleration (glx) in 20.04?

I've just intalled ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop: > lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Release: 20.04 Codename: focal My laptop ...
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NVIDIA graphics driver correctly installed, still ubuntu-drivers doesn't detect any video device

My Ubuntu 19.10 laptop has hybrid Intel/NVidia graphics, and the latter is of the Fermi legacy kind; I managed to install nvidia-driver-390 as suggested and troubleshooted in this post on the nvidia ...
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Laptop becomes really slow when using dedicated GPU on battery

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and nvidia 1650 dedicated graphics (and intel 630 uhd integrated). When the laptop is plugged in, it runs really fast and has no problems, but as long as I unplug the charger, ...
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Second Monitor not Working after installing nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 18.04

I saw there are a lot of questions about this particular subject, but none of the previous answers helped me. I just installed Ubuntu 18.04, so I'm new to it. After the installation, the second ...
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"PRIME Profiles" tab missing in nvidia-settings (Ubuntu 18.04, GeForce Mx150, nvidia-driver-440)

How do I get [PRIME profiles] tab show up in nvidia-settings? The situation is similar to the one described in this question, but this is on Ubuntu 18.04, and the nvidia driver is installed. Still ...
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