Questions tagged [optimus]

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

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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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NVIDIA GLX is not working under a Optimus Laptop

First I would emphasize that I am using a Linux From Scratch 7.7 Systemd (Now running kernel 3.14.39) I built these two days, so I don't want to touch anything about glibc/gcc and there is no package ...
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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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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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Huge battery drain during suspend to ram - 12%/hour - nvidia card doesn't turn off

UPDATE: So I tracked down the issue. It seems the nvidia card powers up right before suspend. This is expected bbswitch behaviour: [ 4195.214014] bbswitch: enabling discrete graphics But for some ...
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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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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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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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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 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. ...
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Debian intel + nvidia optimus hdmi output not recognized

I have an Asus N56VM laptop, with optimus graphics (Intel + Nvidia). It's got an HDMI connection, and I do have a monitor connected to it. In Windows, I can have dual monitor, and so can I in Ubuntu, ...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 disable the intergrated gpu in my optimus laptop to use only the Nvidia GPU?

My BIOS does not include an option to disable my intergrated GPU, bumblebee/primusrun provide terrible performance, nouveau doesn't support 900 series GPUs (and has subpar performance too anyways) and ...
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How do I stop my ATI graphics chip from overheating?

My laptop comes with Intel HD Graphics 4000 & AMD Radeon HD 7670M; of which the ATI card is getting really hot. System information: [root@MISTRI ashesh] $ cat /proc/version Linux version 4.1.6-...
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Nvidia card performing.. strangely

I own a Nvidia Optimus laptop, with a Nvidia 740M and an Intel HD 4600. I have installed Gentoo Linux, and I am using native support according to those two wiki pages. https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/...
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How is primusrun different from optirun

Primusrun and optirun are two ways of launching an application on the nVidia GPU of an optimus computer. What's the difference between them?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Nvidia optimus HDMI output not working in Kali Linux

So the problem is that I simply cannot get HDMI to run on my optimus laptop! I got my nvidia card to work using this guide. I successfully did what that guide said and hashcat -I lists my graphics ...