Questions with this tag should refer specifically to driver, software, configuration, and hardware compatibility in connection with computers that have NVidia® Optimus™ Technology.

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Extended desktop with Optimus in Linux

The issue I'm experiencing is extending my desktop, it also pans 1 monitor to the entire viewport of all screens. This is what I'm dealing with: Dell XPS L702X sudo lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA ...
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Use both GFX cards (but one only for CUDA) simultaneously with Nvidia Optimus on KVM?

I am investigating on the possibility to run a Guest OS in KVM on an Nvidia Optimus equipped notebook. I havent really found conclusive information on the question if it is possible to use the ...
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NVIDIA Optimus: Find out what is using my laptop's discrete GPU

My laptop has NVIDIA Optimus technology, which seamlessly switches between the integrated graphics and NVIDIA discrete GPU to provide an optimal balance between battery life and performance. There is ...
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Assassin's Creed III crashes when run on the NVIDIA GPU

I have a Lenovo Z470 notebook with these specs: Windows 10 64-bit Version 1511 (OS Build 10586.164) Intel Core i5-2450M @ 2.50GHz (Sandy Bridge) 2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M with Optimus Technology ...
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Force using Internal graphic card with DisplayPort instead of external nVidia (Optimus)

I have a Lenovo T420 laptop (Windows 10) with: integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000, latest drivers (9.17.10.4229) nVidia NVS 4200M, latest nVidia drivers from Lenovo website (10.18.13.5445) I also ...
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Connect LG 25UB55-B to Dell XPS L502x

I'm going to buy LG 25UB55-B monitor, which will be connected to my Dell XPS L502x notebook. But after some investigation I'm a little bit confused and unsure if it will work. There are several ...
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Configuing Nvidia Optumus in Debian

I work with Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 'Betsy.' My graphics card is GeForce GT 640M, an optimus video card. I followed the wiki tutorial. Upon running sudo aptitude -r install linux-headers-$(uname ...
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NVIDIA Optimus limitations

Based on a question on gamedev.stackexchange, I was wondering, if there were any limitations to the NVIDIA Optimus Technology, regarding the supported versions of DirectX. More specifically, if the ...
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Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition [game] is set to use my NVIDIA GT 630M but uses the integrated graphics processor

I have this set up: Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 CPU: Intel Core i5 2450M @ 2.50GHz Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology RAM: 8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24) Graphics: ...
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vga-passthrough with kvm/qemu on optimus-capable laptop

i have an asus n550jv laptop with the following output from lspci -nn | grep "VGA|3D": 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics ...
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Intel HD Graphics 3000: Screen resolution greater than panel's? [duplicate]

From time to time, I need to create screenshots at a resolution higher than the display of my laptop. It has two graphics cards, an Intel HD Graphics 3000, and an NVIDIA NVS 4200M. In the BIOS I can ...
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Linux Mint 17.1 Lenovo y50-70, installing/getting GTX860M to work with nvidia drivers

So I have been trying to get my Lenovo y50-70 laptop, which has both the intel integrated GPU and a GTX860M, to run Linux Mint Rebecca 17.1. I have installed the ppa repository sudo ...
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How to prevent automactically jumping from dedicated card (Nvidia) to integrated card

I have a laptop with the graphic card GTX760m and the integrated card HD4600. The things is that when I play games, it always selects the integrated card instead of the nvidia card. I change the ...
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How can I get my Linux laptop to detect its Intel GPU?

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 on an HP Elitebook 8440p with NVIDIA NVS 3100m graphics. Currently, Linux only detects the NVIDIA GPU: user@host:~$ sudo lspci | grep -E "VGA|3D" 01:00.0 VGA compatible ...
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backtrack 5r3 pyrit does not detect nvidia card

I tried to use pyrit on live dvd backtrack 5r3 with my Nvidia GT540M gt of my laptop Dell XPS 15 L502x. Pyrit couldn't detect the nvidia card, it only detected the 4 CPU cores. Is this due to ...
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Debian + Bumblebee doesn't run CUDA

I have laptop with descrete NVIDIA card and Debian Wheezy. I need use NVIDIA Optimus and CUDA. When I install Bumbleebee NVIDIA Optimus work correctly, but I can't run CUDA programs. This falls on ...
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Using the NVIDIA OPTIMUS at Ubuntu 14.04/Mint 17 KDE With Wine

I have tried to use the NVIDIA OPTIMUS in Mint 17 KDE using Wine to run the game Counter Strike 1.6 (hl.exe). The card installs and works correctly (since I use Wine 1.7). But when I try to start ...
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All full screen software go to desktop at launch

All the applications that run at full screen launch, show a black screen and then return to the desktop. I've already cecked and nothing is popping up and showing notifications or other windows. I've ...
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Does NVIDIA Optimus technology switches back to the integrated graphics when I ALT+TAB from my game into windows?

If I ALT+TAB from my game into windows, does NVidia Optimus switches to the Intel GPU? How can I know which GPU is being used?
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How to prevent GPU from reducing performance on battery power?

The Optimus technology by NVIDIA is said to automatically control performance of graphics card, like increasing performance when the laptop is on AC power, and reduce performance on battery battery. ...
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Use NVidia GPU from VirtualBox?

How do I make the VirtualBox guest use the NVidia graphics? Host setup: Windows 7 x64 NVidia Optimus In NVIDIA Control Panel, I explicitly selected High-performance NVIDIA processor for: ...
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DVI Thinkpad monitors through Intel on Dock

Hardware is an Thinkpad T520 with Optimus technology. Video Cards: Nvidia NVS 4200M Intel 3000 HD Dock: Mini dock 433810U With this dock + laptop combination, the external displays are not ...
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Running vlc qt4 interface with Bumblebee on Debian

I am running Debian Jessie on a laptop with 2 video cards. I use Bumblebee to switch between cards. The optirun command initializes a new x server, that runs on the faster but more power consuming ...
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Need help multi-monitor setup with a laptop

I am planning to buy a new notebook for myself and to setup a good working environment at home with 3 external FHD (1920x1080) displays (4 displays in total with the laptop display itself). However I ...
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GT 720M (Optimus) display driver setup - Crunchbang Waldorf/Debian Wheezy

After installing Crunchbang 11 (based on Debian Wheezy) and booting up for the first time, I am forced into a shell as Xorg fails to start with Fatal server error: no screens found. My laptop has an ...
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Find which processes are using the dedicated video card

I'm working on a simple Bumblebee GUI tool. One of its features is to show a list of processes which are currently using the dedicated video card. For now I list all of the running processes and check ...
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Does Optimus work with Quadro cards?

I am soon to be purchasing my next mobile computer, which will be a powerful desktop replacement that can do anything I throw at it; which will be quite a lot. Mobility, power, extensibility, and ...
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Is Intel/Nvidia Optimus technology supposed to switch instantly between GPUs?

I have a brand new Sony Vaio Flip 15, and it takes at least 1 second to switch between GPUs, during which time my screen goes off. Is this expected? Or should the switch be instant and happen between ...
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How can I use Optimus to render Youtube only when plugged in?

I have a laptop with an Nvidia Optimus card. I'd like to use the discrete graphics to render Youtube videos when I'm plugged in, but I want to switch back to integrated graphics on battery power. So ...
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How to run Google Chrome with NVIDIA card (Optimus)?

How can I tell NVIDIA Optimus to always run Google Chrome on my NVIDIA (rather than Intel) card? The "Run with graphics processor: NVIDIA" option doesn't seem to have any effect, and NVIDIA for some ...
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Is it possible to use IGP and Dedicated graphics like nvidia's optimus? [duplicate]

Pretty much like the title says. I'm curious if it would be possible to use my dedicated graphics card for gaming and other intensive tasks, while using my IGP for general usage to get power usage ...
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How do I list which applications are currently using the discrete GPU?

I'm (as far as I know) not currently using any graphically intensive applications that needs the discrete GPU, but the keyboard icon that signifies that the discrete GPU is being used is flashing on ...
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Failing to load libGL.so.1 after installing bumblebee

I am running Linux Mint 15 64bit. My laptop has a Geforce 640M Optimus card, so I installed bumblebee according to the installation instructions (Basic Setup). Using optirun to run programs (e.g. ...
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Is it possible to connect 2 dvi monitors to 1 display port [duplicate]

I have a lenovo t530 laptop with nvidia optimus card and a single display port on it. I want to connect 2 dvi monitors to it, the documenation says this is possible with the docking station which ...
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Can the NVidia card on the Dell XPS 17 (L702x) overheat and crash applications?

I have a Dell XPS 17 (L702x). I've noticed repeatedly and constantly that when I run GPU intensive apps, they will crash to the desktop after 30-60 minutes. If the app uses the NVidia GPU, and does ...
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Updating video drivers for Dell XPS 17 (L702x)

For my other laptops (Dell or otherwise), I'd regularly check NVidia's site for updates on the video card drivers and download and install them when needed. I'm confused about how I should update my ...
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Why is google talk plugin video accelerator crashing on startup?

I believe this problem could happen to any linux installation with the google-talkplugin and NVidia optimus, but I'll post my system specs just in case anyone is wondering: Fedora 18, 64 bits, Dell ...
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Three monitors with Ubuntu - Cannot define max resolution on all screens

I've a ZenBook UX32VD laptop with a Intel i7-3537U CPU. I'm on ubuntu 12.10 (kernel 3.5.0-23-generic, xorg 1:7.7, nvidia-current 304.64 and gnome-shell 3.6.1). This laptop has a nVidia card with the ...
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The behavior of a PC setup with OpenGL, Directx, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator and Nvidia Optimus

How many of the instructions are processed by the external gpu when you have a pc which has 1.Intel GMA 2.Nvidia Optimus (selected) Does intel cpu try to send some instructions to intel gma and try ...
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Linux and GT640M (w. Optimus)

Has anyone tried getting the GT640M (Optimus) to run on any linux distro? The last time I tried, bumblebee did not work and was stuck on my HD4000 and my laptop's fan revved up to its max with ...
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How can I disable the NVIDIA Optimus chip?

To this question, it may sound like there are a lot of confliction with this question already, well... let me explain first: Ubuntu 11.04 - disable NVIDIA graphics card -- To this, I am using Arch ...
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Can Intel HD Graphics and Nvidia GPU be both active at once, when using Nvidia Optimus Technology?

I have a laptop with the Intel HD3000 and a discrete Nvidia GPU. It is mentioned that the HDMI is linked to the HD3000. So, when I connect my laptop to an external display via HDMI-out, the HD3000 ...
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Intel HD 4000 and Nvidia GT 650 working together on laptop

My new win7 Acer notebook has i5 CPU with Intel HD 4000 and Nvida GT650 GPU. Obviously monitor is plugged to Intel HD. In Nvidia control panel I can configure PhysX but that doesn't help. Windows ...
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How to force my laptop to use the discrete GPU?

My laptop (Asus X7BSV) is stuck using only the integrated GPU. It has a nVidia GT540M as well, but I cannot get it to work. I am using a Windows 7 x64 with latest drivers. This occurred after I ...
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Use Nvidia optimus card for HDMI output

I have an ASUS laptop which has a 17" 1600x900 and Intel HD 3000 / Nvidia gt540M card Whenever i connect to my 24" 1080p samsung TV, no app uses the nvidia card and what i'm forced to play games with ...
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Low resolution after installing CUDA drivers

I'm trying to setup a working CUDA SDK on my Linux Mint. I'm new to Linux and everything connected with it. So, I tried following some steps on how to install CUDA. Firstly, I downloaded a Linux ...
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Photoshop CS6 Nvidia Optimus issue

I am currently running Windows 8 on my computer. When I open Photoshop using the integrated graphics card it works fine however when I use my Nvidia graphics card I am unable to view the tabbed ...
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Does nvidia optimus work well with windows 8?

I have a laptop that is using the Nvidia ptimus graphics card switching technology. I am wondering if this will continue to work when I upgrade to Windows 8?
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Trouble compiling OpenCV for Linux on an Optimus laptop using bumblebee

OK, I have a pretty specific Optimus/CUDA/drivers question: I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an Acer Aspire 5750G. This laptop has a CUDA-capable GT540M GPU, but it also has Optimus, so in order to make ...
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Laptop + 2 Displays Issue

I'd like to extend the display of my ASUS N53SV-SZ038V to two external monitors. The laptop has one HDMI output and one VGA output. I have each connected to an external monitor. The problem is that ...