Questions tagged [optimus]

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

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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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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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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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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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Mint battery hogger

Here's my friend's laptop configuration: Linux Mint & Windows 8.1 Intel Core i7-3537U NVIDIA Kepler GeForce GT 740M & Intel HD 4000 4Go RAM All the drivers are up to date Here's the issues: ...
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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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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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2560x1440 resolution over HDMI with a laptop with NVIDIA Optimus and Ubuntu 15.10

I attached a new 2560x1440 display (Dell P2416D) with HDMI to my dual-booting laptop (Asus N56VJ) that has NVIDIA's dual-GPU technology. In Windows 8.1 I got the display to run with its native ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 jessie, primus and 32-bit applications

Whenever i start a 32-bit program aka. 386 with primusrun on debian jessie (be it steam or any of it's 32-bit games), i get a following error: wv@localhost:~$ primusrun steam Running Steam on debian ...
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Optirun command stops working on Optimus system after some time

I need to run CUDA enabled applications, but (because of other things) I'd rather use Optimus technology rather than running on Nvidia card only. Note that for CUDA I need to use proprietary binary ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make Nvidia Optimus work on Kubuntu 15.10?

I thought the Nvidia driver would install itself properly since it offered me Nvidia drivers installation after fresh system installation. It did not go well. So, how to make Nvidia Optimus work on ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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?