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Can Bumblee really help with Optimus Laptops?

I bought Lenovo Z570 which comes with nVidia GEForce GT520M (Optimus technology) and recently I installed Ubuntu 11.10. Surprisingly, whenever I boot my system CPU fan rotates at very high speed and ...
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Why won't NVIDIA X Server Settings configuration save on reboot?

I'm on a 64-bit machine running Debian 8.2 "Jessie" with MATE Desktop Environment. I have a Geforce GTX 650ti video card. I'm logged in as a non-superuser account named "john." I open NVIDIA X ...
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Monitoring GPU memory I/O

Is there any way to monitor GPU memory I/O from the shell, with Nvidia graphic cards used with CUDA? I use nvidia-smi to see the current memory utilization, but I would prefer to see the deltas ...
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How to make Nvidia Optimus work on Kubuntu 15.10

I thought it would install itself properly since it offered me Nvidia drivers after fresh system installation. It did not.
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Is my Nvidia dead?

I am on Debian Jessie. I just wanted to install Nvidia drivers. But I found nvidia-detect does not detect my dedicated chip. Although it is listed in lshw. lshw -c video before any installation # ...
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What is the proper procedure for upgrading a nvidia card?

I'm using Linux Mint. I already know how to do it in Windows but I'd like to know how to upgrade. I'm going to be changing from a GT 610 to a GTX 950. Is there anything I need to change like drivers? ...
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[Linux Debian 8]: Driver Installation asks me to insert a disc

So I recently installed Debian 8 and am currently trying to get the software configured with my NVIDIA video card. The official Debian page instructed me to do this: Add deb ...
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xrandr --listproviders does not detect nvidia

I'm trying to configure 'Offloading Graphics Display with RandR 1.4' but xrandr detects only Intel video card: $ xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : 1 Provider 0: id: 0x45 cap: 0x2, Sink ...
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Installing new NVIDIA driver fails

I hope this is as easy as an already answered question I didn't find on SE. So, I have an LTSP server running CentOS 6. Linux kernel version of both LTSP image and server are the same: is ...
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[ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU…Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module [closed]

I've installed Bumblebee with Ryan McQuen's crazybee.sh script, described here, and I'm actually able to startx successfully now (because Bumblebee uses the on-board Intel graphics by default), but ...
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Change X server configuration at runtime

Environment: NVidia video card with NVidia drivers. Debian 8. Multiple monitors I currently have 2 screens connected to my computer. Usually (while working) I like to use both. Sometimes (while ...
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PCIe Bus Error filling logs FAST

Something is wrong with my system and this error is showing up in syslog and kern.log at the rate of several thousand times per second. The fact that it's listed as corrected makes me think it's ...
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Using NVIDIA instead of Intel causes a different theme

My current setup is a laptop with an NVIDIA Optimus graphics card running Ubuntu 14.10 with Cinnamon as my desktop environment. I usually use the Intel card because of the reason I'm asking this ...
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how to install nividia bumbulbee in linux mint 17.1 (cinnamon)?

I am having Nvidia GEFORCE 610m graphic card. whenever i install nvidia drivers in mint cinnamon 17.1 my cinnamon crashes and my cinnamon goes in fallback mode !! SO how can i install bumblebee in ...
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NVIDIA 343 drive crashes X server

In my Mint 17 install, I recently tried updating to the new proprietary NVIDIA 343 driver. When I reboot after install, X server fails to start. I can get a shell in recovery mode and tried running ...
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“UnicodeDecodeError: 'utf-8' codec can't decode byte 0xff in position 0: invalid start byte” error when attempting to remove nvidia-304 package

I'm trying to remove package nvidia-304 from my system (Ubuntu 14.04) but I'm getting this error: Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 283298 files and directories currently ...
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Debian doesn't boot after plugging new graphics card

Recently, I've replaced a basic ATI card to NVIDIA GeForce 750 Ti. Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu work fine, but Debian cannot even boot. After selecting standard boot: And after boot in recovery mode: . I ...
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NVIDIA Proprietary Driver on Debian Jessie Problems

I have dabbled in running a Debian server before, but this is my first time using its graphical interface for my main pc. I have been trying to install the nvidia proprietary drivers. I have SLI gtx ...
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Broken GLX error when using Bumblebee 3.2.1 on openSUSE 13.1

Update I started all over again. This time instead of the one-click button for the drivers I installed nvidia-bumblebee. This works slightly better because now I have my desktop effects back again. ...
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On 13.10 mint graphic periodically freezes after recent updates

laptop lenovo idea pad u430p, Linux Mint 16. Like I said in the title occasionally graphic freezes while all other systems continue to work normally (music plays, for example). Sometimes it unfreezes ...
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How to mirror two screens / nvidia graphic pilot / LMDE / Macbook 2008

I'm using LMDE on a MacBook 2008; it works perfectly (and my MacBook runs much more faster than with Mac OS X) I have one problem: when I plug in an external display, I can't get the two displays to ...
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Having nVidia OpenGL 32bit driver on a 64bit Debian system in multiarch

I'm trying to install 32 bit nVidia drivers on my 64-bit system (to get wine working with OpenGL). So I tried: root@grzes:/lib# aptitude install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 libxvmcnvidia1:i386 The ...
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Hibernate not working in Linux Mint 14 KDE after nvidia driver update

I've had some problems with the X server ramping up CPU usage, so I wanted to check if it goes away to a new Nvidia driver. I was at 304.xx and jumped to 319.49. Now, every time I try to hibernate, I ...
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Checking video card load via command line

Is there a command like cpustat or iostat or memstat, but for the video card? Or some indication in /proc or /sys?
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Nvidia 9800GT and HP w1907v resolution woes

I was happily dual-booting Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.10 a year or two ago, with, as in the title, an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT graphics card (on a Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P) outputting VGA to an HP w1907v ...
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Can today Linux/X/Mesa/whatever versions use OpenGL with nVidia GeForce 4 Go 420?

I don't know exactly all the libraries responsible for graphics rendering and acceleration in a common Linux PC of today but I wonder if I can install an up-to-date Linux (like XUbuntu 11.10 or Arch) ...
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Multi-monitor Xorg nVidia on Ubuntu 10.10 without root?

Here at work we just set up a Ubuntu Terminal Server, All of our workstations have multiple monitors, of different sizes, 2-3 screens and varying nVidia video card models, but they all are nvidia. I ...
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How to find what causes my notebook to crash?

I have a new notebook and it crashes frequently. $ uname -a Linux bpgergo-notebook 4.2.0-27-generic #32-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 22 04:49:08 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lsb_release -a No ...
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How do I correct for overscan when using the nouveau display driver?

I have 2 Zotac Zbox HD-ID11 systems which have NVIDIA ION graphics hardware. Both are running Debian 8 (kernel 4.3) with lightdm and the xfce desktop, however one is using the NVIDIA display drivers ...
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Screen brightness 100% with proprietary Nvidia driver

After having installed the proprietary Nvidia driver on Debian Jessie in order to play Steam games (which I now can), I can't change the brightness at all, it is stuck at the maximum and is irritating ...
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Configure Nvidia on Linux Mint to turn on three screens

How should I configure this menu to can turn on all screens? **Info** *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: G98M [Quadro NVS 160M] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical ...
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install nvidia graphics drivers on Debian-8 [multiple options tried] [closed]

Goal: install proprietary Nvidia driver. Results so far: I've tried two basic paths for installing nvidia Graphics drivers on debian 8. Both have failed. 1. Simple DEB Package installation -> ...
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Low resolution caused by No valid modes for “DFP-0” - Mint-17 NVidia

I don't seem to be able to configure xorg.conf to increase my monitors resolution (currently running at 1280x800). I've been working on this for several hours. I'm new at all this, so I can't figure ...
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Per-user GPU usage on a Linux machine (CUDA)

I use the CUDA toolkit to perform some computations on my Nvidia GPUs. How can I see the per-user GPU usage on a Linux machine (CUDA)? nvidia-smi doesn't seem to contain information: I am aware I ...
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Need help configuring Xorg.conf for 6 monitor Big Desktop

Update: Here are the some things I have attempted when I had some time to battle this. Linux mint is the only distribution which for some reason Randr can see all 6 monitors. I can configure and ...
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HD 530 + GTX970 = blackscreen with nvidia optimus

I just bought msi gs40 6qe. This laptop has skylake core i7 6700hq (which means integrated graphic HD 530) and discrete GTX 970. I'm struggling to start xorg on archlinux. I'm trying to run xorg ...
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xrandr, xorg test screen error — default seems to be only valid mode

Running Arch Linux, kernel 4.2.5-1, Lightdm 1.16.5, xorg-server 1.17.4-2, nvidia 255.11-4, GTX 780 dual-link dvi out. I have a QNIX Evolution II 2710 and am attempting to overclock it but am running ...
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NVIDIA gfx card changes from slot 1 to slot 2 in PulseAudio

In Linux Mint, I used to have problems with no sound around 50% of the time when I boot up. I found that PulseAudio was looking for my graphics card in the wrong hardware slot. I used... aplay -l ...
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CentOS7: remove nvidia-x11-drv-340xx wants to uninstall the whole xorg

I need VNC xorg access to a headless server. So I installed, like I did for a twin one, Gnome and all the stuff. By mistake I had elrepo repository enabled, and when installing gnome I had it ...
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After installing Nvidia drivers, the GNOME user interface is not showing

After some struggle I managed to set up a Debian Testing and install the nvidia-driver as per Debian Wiki. Everything seems to work fine but this: After logging in on the GNOME3 login screen, all I ...
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How do you successfully install or uninstall nvidia bumblebee on ubuntu werewolf?

I have 2 laptops with Nvidia optimus GPUs, both running Ubuntu werewolf. I installed bumblebee and nvidia-355 from the graphics-drivers ppa. This seems to work ok. Except that after a reboot, xorg no ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with acer timelinex 5830TG

This is about using ubuntu on a specific machine. I have been using ubuntu on an acer timelinex 5830TG with 8 gb ram and 750gb HD with 1 gb Nvidia G540M. However I haven't been able to use the graphic ...
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xrandr won't recognize HDMI

System Spec OS: Debian 8 Jessie Computer Model: ASUS G46V Laptop Graphics Card: Nvidia Geforce GTX 660M (This only seems to be an issue with my nvidia systems) Current Video Drivers: Nouveau ...
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Debian Jessie Nvidia proprietary drivers and screen brightness buttons

How do you make Mac OS X screen brightness work when using Debian Jessie 8 and Nvidia proprietary drivers? There are a lot of answers floating around about editing the config file adding some options ...
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Enabling triple-head setup with two Nvidia GT730 (Ubuntu)

After installing a second Nvidia GeForce GT730 in the hope of overcoming a single card's limitation of only being able to support two monitors, I still cannot get a 3rd monitor working. I keep the ...
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nVidia GeForece 960M Debian Jessie Bumblebee problem ((EE) /dev/dri/card0: failed to set DRM interface version 1.4: Permission denied)

More info on my case: I have Lenovo y50-70 laptop with nVidia GeForece 960M GTX and Debia Jessie here. I'm trying to get bumblebee to work and with no success. I have the newest nvidia-driver package ...
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How to install Nvidia driver on Debian 8 on MSI ge60 gtx960m?

I have installed Debian jessie on my laptop MSI GE60 2QE-893XCN. My Video card is Nvidia GTX960MG. I have tried following solution. But still don't work. ...
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Monitor scaling on nvidia ion

I have an older netbook with Nvidia ION. Because its very slow, i got the idea to install Starcraft on it. Now i'm facing the problem, that the internal chip from the Intel Atom seems to be too slow ...
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Starting an Window Manager on hybrid graphics system fails

I'm a completely new user of Arch Linux. I installed the system nearly like described by the German beginners guide. The most important things according this problem: Bootmanager: GRUB Installed ...
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How to boot without GFX drivers to allow low resolution

I am running Kali linux on my 13" notebook. During the initial boot the font is blocky and large - which is what I want. However as we progress through the boot stage, at some point the screen ...