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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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Ubuntu 22.04 proprietry nvidia-driver-470 GK106 [GeForce GTX 660] using nvidia-prime Not working

I got this old nvidia card and decided to install it in my son's PC. It's been a while since I had to use the propriety drivers, so It's a bit confusing to me. It would be great if someone can help ...
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MSI GF63 laptop does not wake up after SUSPEND

System details: MSI GF63 laptop with GTX 1650MaxQ video card Xubuntu: Mantic 23.10 NVidia driver 525.147.05; nvidia PRIME is set to on-demand This laptop has trouble waking from suspend. I put it to ...
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On ubuntu what are the nvidia drivers that would use wayland and can handle dual monitors?

I have a legion 5 with AMD iGpu and nvidia dGpu. The problem is prime does not work like it should. It does not turn off my dGpu while it is not in use and I can't turn it off. The only driver that ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 second monitor flickering issue

I am experiencing screen flickering on my second monitor in Ubuntu 22.04. I tried different solutions like reinstalling nvidia-driver and auto install driver also switching to previous versions of ...
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Nvidia prime GPU-only mode stuck at 60 Hz

I am using a fresh install of Ubuntu 22.04 and I have the latest NVidia drivers installed. When I set display mode to GPU only in the bios I can have a refresh rate of 240 Hz. I want to set it to ...
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"PRIME Profiles" tab missing in nvidia-settings (Ubuntu 22.04, GeForce RTX 3080, nvidia-driver-525 (525.105.17))

I already saw similar posts, like this or this. I am on Ubuntu 22.04 (using Xorg). I have a GeForce RTX 3080. > nvidia-smi Sun Apr 30 09:33:25 2023 +-----------------------------------------...
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Force graphics to run on specific GPU with nvidia-prime

My computer has one integrated graphics card and 2 Nvidia RTX 3070 GPUS. I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and nvidia-driver-530. lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation AlderLake-...
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Is it possible to run games on a headless NVIDIA Tesla GPU without the use of VMs?

I own an NVIDIA Tesla K20m GPU, which has no video outputs, and have actually been able to game with it through the use of Windows 10 virtual machines. However, I'm curious to know if it's possible to ...
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Error: no integrated GPU detected

I have a legion 5 15ach6h laptop, installed with dual boot win7/ubuntu 22.04 My system has two GPUs (Ryzen 5600H integrated gpu and nvidia one), i'm not gaming on linux so i don't want to use the ...
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Intel-Only GPU Setting Grayed Out in NVIDIA Settings

sudo lshw -C display *-display description: 3D controller product: GA107M [GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0 bus ...
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Couldn't use Nvidia Driver in Kubuntu 22.10 after upgrade from 22.04

Today I upgraded my Kubuntu from 22.04 to 22.10 and I couldn’t manage to use my Nvidia yet. Anyone happened the same? Any clues about what could be happening? Operating System: Kubuntu 22.10 KDE ...
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Grey screen after login GNOME, after using "prime-select intel"

I have an Asus ROG laptop with a Ryzen 7 4800 CPU and an RTX 3060 GPU. My ubuntu version is 22.04 I have the kernel version 5.15.0-47 and I'm using the nvidia-driver-515. I was able to switch between ...
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In Nvidia Prime profiles, Intel selection is grayed out

This is the output of the sudo lshw -C display command: *-display description: 3D controller product: GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] vendor: NVIDIA ...
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Chrome not using on-demand Nvidia GPU

In ubuntu 22.04 I have set prime-select on-demand I can launch an app to run with de dedicated GPU with a right-click and click “Launch using dedicated graphics card” which works fine for almost all ...
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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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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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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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