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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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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ThinkPad t15g G1 - Ubuntu LTS 20.04 - disable hybrid graphics

I am using Ubuntu LTS on my TP T15g with Ubuntu 20.04.02 - all works fine if in BOIS enabled hybrid graphics 90% time I'm running a laptop docked with 2 external monitors and want to disable Hybrid ...
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Multiple screen pointers on using integrated graphics

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.1 on kernel 5.8.0-43-generic. My laptop supports both an Nvidia GPU and an integrated AMD GPU. I am using system76-power for switching between the GPUs when needed. The issue ...
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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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Cannot open app with Nvidia gpu Ubuntu 20.04

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on my Asus ROG GL503GE. I have secure boot disabled. I tried running DRI_PRIME=1 glmark2 but I got the following error: libGL error: failed to create dri screen libGL error: ...
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Setting coolbits on auto-generated /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-nvidia-prime.conf

Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS I have the following file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/11-nvidia-prime.conf # DO NOT EDIT. AUTOMATICALLY GENERATED BY gpu-manager Section "OutputClass" Identifier "...
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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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Unable to scale display when NVIDIA prime-select nvidia

Using xrandr --output <display-name> --scale 2x2 the display works perfectly on prime-select intel. When running on the GPU of the Microsoft surface book 2 the scaling only makes the window go ...
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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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Intel Display is lost

I've installed ubuntu 20.04 via usb stick. It's installed on seperate disk. Im gonna planning dual-boot with w10. My system specs; gigabyte z390 aorus elite intel 9th gen cpu and 8GB+ ram RTX 2000 ...
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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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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 20.10 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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No compatible GPU found, But nvidia prime is here?

I installed nvidia prime with driver 440 in kubuntu 20.04 and connecting my display with my intel iGP. But when I open blender, no such cuda compatible gpu found in settings. Note:- I am able change ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 Nvidia 440 External Monitor Not Displaying

I was using Ubuntu in the past and learned that my Thinkpad P1 had it's hdmi port hooked up to the dGPU and I couldn't use my monitor while on the iGPU. I saw the page here about Prime Render ...
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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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Haven't “Run with NVIDIA GPU” option

I haven't "Run with NVIDIA GPU" option when "On-Demand" mode turned on. Have you any ideas to solve my problem? Laptop: Lenovo g50-30 Video: Intel HD Graphics and Nvidia 820m ...
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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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Nvidia PRIME Render Offload - Nvidia by default but some windows using Intel?

I'm using Kubuntu 19.10 with Nvidia binary driver 440.48.02. I have the following GPU hardware: Intel UHD 630 ("iGPU") Internal dedicated GPU in laptop: RTX 2080 Max-Q ("dGPU") External GPU via ...

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