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The GPU switching technology created by Nvidia which seamlessly switches between two graphics adapters.

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Resource for Linux Graphics

Most distros include a 'usable' graphics stack out of the box. But graphics on linux is wildly inferior to Windows. Setting up hardware acceleration for a browser can take an entire week. I still don'...
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Linux Mint 18.3 KDE black screen after booting when install Nvidia drivers

When I install nvidia drivers after second reboot my screen is black on SDDM (login manager). Tried to add: xrandr --setprovideroutputsource modesetting NVIDIA-0 xrandr --auto to file: /usr/share/...
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Lenovo W530 Nvidia Optimus - Second Screen not recognized

I have a Lenovo W530 with Fedora 33 (KDE). 5.11.13-200.fc33.x86_64 The Notebook has to Graphic processors lspci | grep -e "VGA" 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen ...
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Why does the opengl hello world programm displays nothing with nvidia card?

I recently installed nvidia-prime on archlinux to manage my 2 gpus. I have an integrated Intel card and a nvidia Geforce MX150. With this this programm, I can use opengl with both(prime-run glxgears ...
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Mysterious problem on setting up Reverse Prime (NVIDIA Optimus offloading through OutputSink) for an HDMI external monitor

I just recently decided to try Prime (NVIDIA offloading applications to its gpu, while system using integrated gpu, in my case Intel HD630) on my Slackware-current laptop, and soon I discovered that I ...
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PRIME is not working on Arch

xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : 2 Provider 0: id: 0x46 cap: 0xf, Source Output, Sink Output, Source Offload, Sink Offload crtcs: 3 outputs: 4 associated providers: 1 name:modesetting ...
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How can I understand `sudo optirun nvidia-settings -c :8`?

I run manjaro-gnome thinkpad laptop. The laptop has a NVIDIA graphics chip and an Intel one. I am puzzled as to how programs can determine whether to use NVIDIA or Intel graphics chip. In order to ...
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Optimus Graphic card identification

With this data, Graphic card is Optimus? ~$ lspci -nn | egrep -i "3d|display|vga" 00:16.3 Serial controller [0700]: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family KT Controller [8086:...
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How do I switch GPUs with libglvnd?

I bought a laptop that has integrated Intel graphics and a discrete nVidia GPU in the "Optimus"-type setup. The integrated graphics are typically fine, but the laptop's HDMI and DisplayPort ...
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How to turn on (or prevent turning off) PCI devices?

I'm working on getting VFIO to work on my Optimus laptop (MSI GS75 running Ubuntu with an RTX2060). The only problem that's left to solve is that 3 PCI devices that I need to pass through (apart from ...
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NVIDIA GTX 1650 not detected on Debian 10

#Solved It was hardware problem, my motherboard was broken. Fixed now. #Problem I can’t figure out how to install Nvidia driver on my laptop. (I’m being linux user for only 4-5 days, but I think I try ...
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How can I get the xserver to use my embedded display port monitor for the SDDM login screen? (Fedora 31)

I have an optimus laptop with the HDMI output handled by the nvidia card and the embedded display port laptop monitor handled by the igpu. I want to be able to get my external monitor to be usable ...
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Nvidia Optimus with Nouveau drivers

I'm trying to get the optirun command to work with the FOSS Nouveau drivers on my computer that has an embeddded graphics unit and a discrete graphics processing unit. Here's my setup provided by the ...
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External Monitor on HDMI with a Hybrid (Nvidia Optimus) laptop

Linux - Debian uname -a >> output Linux HomeLT 4.19.0-6-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.19.67-2+deb10u2 (2019-11-11) x86_64 GNU/Linux I have a ASUS TUF FX504 GM. It has a Intel i7 8750H and a GTX 1060 The ...
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Nvidia Optimus screen tearing despite PRIME Synchronization

I have persistent screen tearing on Nvidia Optimus laptop running Mint (but every other distro I've tried as well) and commonly recommended solutions don't work for me. I have an external monitor that ...
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How to disable GPU without bbswitch

BBswitch is apparently dead with the last commit being 5 years ago and it no longer works with more modern kernels. During shutdown, it just hangs the system. Nouveau doesn't support power management ...
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Disconnected displays after recent update

I've googled for hours, but still can't start gui on displays Xorg.0.log [ 1546.586] (--) Log file renamed from "/var/log/Xorg.pid-1835.log" to "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" [ 1546.586] X.Org X Server 1....
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Nvidia card is not recognized by xorg

I have laptop with both discrete (GTX 1050) and integrated graphic cards. lspci gives this: ▶ lspci | grep -E "VGA|3D" 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation UHD Graphics 630 (Mobile) ...
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Using NVidia GPU on Clevo N871EJ1 laptop

I have a Clevo N871EJ1 (Schenker Media 17) laptop here which gives me quite a headache. I tried to install Ubuntu 18.10, Debian Stretch and Debian Buster (Testing) and all locked up during ...
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Nvidia Optimus laptop: startX and xinit don't work (Arch)

I can't boot my pc because the Xserver doesn't start. What's weird is that when I use SDDM it boots just fine. I also tried to use Lightdm a few months ago but it didn't want to boot, I'm guessing ...
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Docker with Bumblebee on Fedora

I have a Notebook (Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro) with a Nvidia MX150. So it's utilizing the Nvidia's Optimus technology. As a distribution, I use Fedora 28. Bumblebee Therefore I installed Bumblebee to ...
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Problems displaying 3D content with Nvidia graphics card in Ubuntu 18.04

I recently got a new laptop (Thinkpad T480) which has Intel integrated "UHD Graphics 620" and an Nvidia MX150, and I installed Ubuntu 18.04. I installed the nvidia driver alright, and I believe I am ...
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Power saving with Optimus

Some context before I ask this question: I thought I understood how Optimus works, until I encountered this https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-prime/+bug/1765363 issue, with the prime ...
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How to fix refresh rate issue in xrandr

I use a laptop with Nvidia Optimus, and I'm running the newest Void Linux. Following instructions on its wiki and the Arch wiki, I got the desktop able to render via the GPU rather than the iGPU or ...
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primusrun: Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I've just installed antergos with gnome de and bumblebee on asus R542 laptop. When I run primusrun glxspheres64 it fails and logs this: $ primusrun glxspheres64 Polygons in scene: 62464 (61 spheres *...
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Nvidia and Bumblebee

Good morning, I own an Asus ux501jw PC with Optimus technology, and the problem is that I can't get Bumblebees to work. (I followed the Fedora WIki's instructions) and I get this error: [bruno@linux-...
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My screen behaves strangely on Debian

Video https://streamable.com/95f2v Hi. I'm running Debian since last week. I don't know why but my screen behaves strangely and I can't find a reason.. Only reboot helps. Have any ideas? Info: ...
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How to get intel GPU drivers working on Optimus laptop?

I'm at my wit's end with this, I've been grappling with a variant of this problem for about a year now. Essentially I have an NVIDIA Optimus laptop, and when switching to the Intel GPU via NVIDIA ...
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How do the GPU drivers *actually* work on Linux?

Note: I think this should be distro-agnostic, but if it is relevant, I am using Arch Linux with KDE Plasma 5 and SDDM. I'll try to keep this brief and keep only the absolutely relevant details. I ...
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Desktop not being picked up [closed]

I wanted to configure a Cinnamon desktop that used optirun so I created a new .desktop file in /usr/share/xsessions. However, this option is not being shown as a desktop on the login screen. I've ...
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X11 forwarding firefox not working, and no errors

I am trying to run firefox over X11 and can't get it to work. I am running OpenSuse 42.3, and have an optimus graphics card with bumblebeed installed. When I try firefox or firefox --no-remote or ...
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Can I use NVIDIA-PRIME on a non-Ubuntu Debian system? If not, how do I use my NVIDIA card without Bumblebee?

I have Bumblebee installed but it has a number of problems, not the least of which is being unable to use Vulkan. I tried following the instructions here, in addition to running # apt remove bumblebee*...
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How to force the vmware workstation 12.5.5 to use the nvidia graphics card with optirun / primusrun? No GPU passthrough involved

I am happy owner of hybrid-graphics system (sarcasm). At my disposal I have a Nvidia GeForce GTX 960m graphics card with Intel integrated graphics card. The lspci names this Intel card as Intel ...
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Full screen applications on dual monitor setup

Optimus on Linux is far from perfect however using the native nVidia drivers most issues I had in the past are mainly resolved except one. Whenever I run a full screen application, like Kodi or some ...
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Nvidia GTX 960M with Bumblebee on debian testing

I have the ASUS N552VW-FY136T with the NVIDIA GTX 960M (Optimus technology). Without installing bamblebee or any other particular driver I can login (I am using cinnamon) and normally use the computer ...
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Can anyone post a working config for hdmi out Dell XPs 15 L502x with Fedora 25

I have a Dell XPS 15 [L502x]. it comes with an Nvidia GeForce GT525 GPU card. It's an Optimus laptop so an Intel card powers the main display but the hdmi out port connects to the Nvidia card. I ...
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Bumblebee dual monitor mirror Fedora 25

I'm having troubles with configuring dual monitor with bumblebee. Bumblebee and nvidia drivers were probably installed successfully - running glxgears and optirun glxgears give me totally different ...
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OpenSuse switches GPUs mid-setup

While installing OpenSuse Tumbleweed on an Optimus-equipped laptop, I have the problem that mid-setup (without a fixed time) the setup switches from the external GPU (which is used while booting) to ...
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Do not manage to activate HDMI on a laptop (that has optimus / bumblebee)

I am trying to use the HDMI output on a PC (HP ZBook) with Debian (stretch). I have configured Bumblebee, it works well (glxinfo and optirun glxinfo report the expected information, and I tested ...
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Optimus, random freeze without nomodeset, no backlight support with nomodeset

I recently had at work an HP zbook 15 G3 (dual graphic cards: Intel integrated and Nvidia Quadro) I had first Ubuntu with Plasma desktop installed by the lab (worked OK except with second screen and ...
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How to run a steam for windows game on bumblebee?

What I'm talking about here is the horrid combination Optirun/Primusrun + PlayonLinux + Steam that makes for wrappers over wrappers over wrappers (primus/optirun calls playonlinux, which calls wine ...
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Black screen after booting in UEFI installation of Arch Linux

My laptop is Asus K53SV, you can find its specification here. I tried to install Arch Linux with UEFI boot method, and I stuck at a black screen after press Arch Linux archiso x86_64 UEFI CD. Firstly, ...
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Fedora, Kernel 4.6.7 and nVidia Optimus or Prime

What I try to achieve Using both my Intel chipset and my GeForce 940M. My configuration Laptop model : Asus Zenbook UX303UB $ lspci | grep -E "VGA|3D" 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel ...
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Bumblebee: How to fix the “Screen 1 deleted”-Error

I've installed on my notebook with a primary Intel and a secondary Nvidia-GPU bumblebee and the nvidia-driver. I've installed the proprietary bumblebee (bumblebee-nvidia and primus) as well as the ...
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Can't start X on fresh install

I started X successfully just once. After reboot, I'm stuck on this screen lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Sky Lake Host Bridge/DRAM Registers (rev 07) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel ...
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X server fails after installing Nvidia in Mint 18

I'm having a looping issue with Linux Mint 18 where it cannot get out of the same repeated cycle of "Failed to launch desktop manager" with that blue graphic screen asking me if I want to look at the ...
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Missing active graphics card indicator

Situation: I have upgraded two Nvidia Optimus laptops from Linux Mint 17.3 to version 18. Problem: After upgrade, and a fix for Nvidia drivers, I miss the applet in system tray indicating, which ...
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Active graphics card Unknown after upgrade to Linux Mint 18

Situation: I have upgraded two Nvidia Optimus laptops from Linux Mint 17.3 to version 18. Problem: After upgrade, Nvidia Optimus does not work, both laptops booted into Cinnamon fallback mode. ...
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Flashing cursor artifact in CentOS 7

I'm using CentOS 7 with GDM/GNOME 3 on a Dell laptop. I'm using the kmod-nvidia drivers with Bumblebee to support the laptop's Optimus capabilities. In the graphical environment starting from the ...
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How can I get my Optimus-addled NVIDIA card to offer output via xrandr?

I have a laptop that is crippled with NVIDIA Optimus. I'm not greatly interested in saving power so I'd be willing to turn on the NVIDIA chip permanently, but my BIOS does not offer that option. ...