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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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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Problem using nvidia discrete graphics in laptop

I have a laptop running xubuntu 19.10 with both an intel integrated graphics card and a discrete nvidia card (a 1050ti max-q). I've installed the most recent proprietary nvidia drivers as well as ...
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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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Can't switch to Nvidia driver

My graphic card are Nvidia Mx150 Like the title said, I had tried : sudo apt-get purge nvidia* sudo apt remove nvidia-* sudo apt autoremove sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall and It reinstall ...
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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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Cannot switch GPUs Lenovo x1 Extreme

I installed 19.10 on a new Lenovo x1 Extreme. I am unable to use an external display with either usb-c or hdmi. Only one display shows up in Display Settings. There is no movement in dmesg when ...
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Fractional Scaling when using NVIDIA high-performance mode

I have Ubuntu 19.10 and installed NVIDIA proprietary drivers. When I switch to Intel graphics, I can use fractional scaling feature. But when I switch to NVIDIA using prime-select command, display ...
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How NVIDIA On-Demand option works in NVIDIA X Server Settings?

I have installed Nvidia proprietary driver on Ubuntu 19.10. In the Prime Profiles section, there are three options: * NVIDIA (Performance Mode) * NVIDIA On-Demand * Intel (Power Saving Mode) First ...
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Prime-select doesn't work on Ubuntu18.04

So I have both an integrated Intel GPU and a NVIDIA card. I am trying to switch between the two using prime-select. I have the bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-prime/+bug/1765363 - ...
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Switch GPU in Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS from AMD to Nvidia card

I am a new Ubuntu user and I have bougth a new laptop wich include a GTX 1650 GPU but Ubuntu is using the CPU integrated GPU. I would like to switch to the 1650 but I did not manage to do it... I have ...
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Can't force PRIME Synchronization - screen tearing

Like the title says I can't figure out a way to force my laptop to use PRIME Synchronization and from what I understand, it may very well be the reason I get quite a lot of screen tearing when ...
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Second monitor in X server PRIME profile “On-demand”

Recently the new PRIME profile "NVIDIA On-Demand" has been added which apparently uses the NVIDIA GPU when needed for demanding software. However, when I activate it my second screen does not work ...
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Lenovo S740 (i7-9750H) Extremely Poor Battery Life on Ubuntu 19.10

I need some urgent assistance with my new Lenovo S740 and battery life on Ubuntu 19.10. I purchased this laptop for development work but the battery life has been so abysmal that I am considering just ...
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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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Laggy Windows switching and resizing with NVIDIA

I am currently using Kubuntu 18.04 LTS. My Acer laptop has a MX150 2 GB GPU which runs with NVIDIA 430.26 drivers. I have been facing a strange issue lately where I am unable to switch between two ...
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nvidia-smi not listing any processes and has no memory usage

Since I've installed Ubuntu on my laptop (Asus Zephyrus-G-GU502DU-GA502DU) I'm having trouble with nvidia-drivers. I haven't been able to see whether the GPU is actually being used or not since ...
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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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Can't type or use mouse at login screen 16.04

I was following a video tutorial. When I rebooted I wasn't able to type or use my mouse in the login screen. How do I fix this? Code: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:graphics-drivers sudo apt-add-...
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Unable to get displays attached to nvidia eGPU to work

I have a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 inside a Razer Core X eGPU enclosure, attached to my ThinkPad T480. This originally worked quite well (I couldn't hot-plug, and had to reboot every time I wanted to ...
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Unable to switch display output with Nvidia PRIME to intel

I'm using Kubuntu 18.04 and I have an Nvidia graphics card with driver 430 installed. I would like to use the Nvidia GPU for its Cuda only and not for the video output. After some search online, it ...
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Nvidia laptop - External monitor not working when prime power saving mode enabled

I have the following laptop. I am trying to use an external monitor with Nvidia Prime settings set to power save But it works only in performance mode. I have tried to follow this answer but doesn'...
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Setup Nvidia 1070Ti external GPU

I have Dell XPS 9570. I am trying to connect egpu using thunderbolt 3 port. OS: Ubuntu My laptop has an internal 1050Ti graphic card. So the system is not recognizing the external GPU. I tried to ...
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Prime Select Not working for Ubuntu 16.04, Nvidia Drivers Power Consumption is too high

So apparently this is a common problem, however I have been googling this issue for a week and can't seem to fix it. powertop reports ~30W of power when nothing is running, which is too high. I did ...
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dpkg gets stuck on removal of nvidia-prime package, can't upgrade or install anything [duplicate]

I am trying to install python3.6. When I run sudo apt-get install build-essential libpq-dev libssl-dev openssl libffi-dev zlib1g-dev It gives me this error: Removing nvidia-prime (0.6.2.1) ... /...
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Nvidia drivers for ubutnu 19.04 Geforce MX150 dont work (matebook x pro, dual boot)

I installed nvidia driver 4.30. What I see after type nvidia-smi NVIDIA-SMI has fail ed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver...
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Prime-select intel not shutting off nvidia GPU

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with kernel 4.15 and installed Nvidia driver 418.67. All of this is installed on the new Razer blade advanced 15(2019) model. When I change to Intel and reboot powertop says its ...
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How to install Nividia graphics driver for GP107M [GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

When I choose to install any of the nvidia drivers on the additional drivers list (in the Software & Updates). I get a system which I can just use in line mode (no grapics at all). I can only use: ...
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Intermittent nVidia driver loading - ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system (Ubuntu 18.10)

Experimenting with bleeding edge drivers via graphics-drivers PPA Dual-GPU laptop, Ubuntu Budgie w/ nvidia-driver-418 freezes the screen after about 15 seconds of logging, except for the mouse, so I ...
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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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can i use Mesa 18.1.1 as intel graphic driver and nvidia 415.25 graphic driver for nvidia 940mx and switch them using sudo prime-select?

My laptop has hybrid graphics with ubuntu 18.10 and both Intel HD620 and Nvidia 940mx. when I switch Nvidia graphics it works with zero lag, but Intel graphic lags, so I installed mesa 18.1.1 for ...
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apt-get upgrade reports error removing nvidia-prime in Ubuntu MATE 16.04

I am using Ubuntu MATE 16.04. I think I had some broken packages which caused apt-get upgrade to return the following error: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 386704 files and ...
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Unable to switch between integrated and discrete GPUs?

This will be fairly long post because I'd like to provide a lot of detail and information on what I've already tried and hasn't worked I've just installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 on a mid-2012 15" Macbook Pro ...
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NVIDIA Persistence Daemon Fails, symlinks are delted

System: Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS - Unity Desktop fresh install Dell XPS 9650 Intel 7700 HQ + Nvidia 1050 GTX mobile I'm trying to get Nvidia drivers (415) + Cuda + prime select to run on my work Notebook. ...
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How can I set coolbits nvidia Ubuntu 18.04

Ok, so it seems there is no longer a xorg.conf, so how do I get to set the coolbits option now? I tried creating a config file automatically through nvidia-settings, but X fails if I do so. I have a ...

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