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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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 descret 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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RandR 1.4 Optimus Dual Monitor

So, I have a dual monitor setup. HDMI comes in through Nvidia, main display is through Intel (I think). I want to use XMonad with the dual setup, and I want to be able to run with or without the ...
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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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Does the Vostro 3460 have Nvidia Optimus technology? [closed]

I am researching this laptop if it has Nvidia Optimus technology. If it does I would not buy it due to problems with it. My research is unclear and comes from a Gentoo Linux install guides. Dell ...
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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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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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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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How do I find out the wiring of display interface ports (VGA, HDMI, DP) of laptops with optimus technology before purchasing? [closed]

Most new laptops come with a hybrid graphics setup and often with NVidia (Optimus). Assuming that a laptop has an integrated Intel graphics card and a discrete Nvidia with Optimus technology and does ...
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Notebook with NVIDIA Optimus not switching video card in games

I have a Samsung RC720 notebook with Intel Integrated Graphics and NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M. As you can see it has two video adapters and Optimus is supposed to switch between them. But when I choose ...
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Gnome 3 fallback mode after bumblebee install

I followed this guide to install bumblebee on Fedora 16, and I did everything in the tutorial. Bumblebee seems to work as optirun glxgears returns non-vsynced frame rates, but Gnome 3 is in fallback ...
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Nvidia control panel alternative

There was a software which allows the user to edit per-executable nvidia settings and allows user to unlocks old applications to use the nvidia graphics instead of intel cpu. Can you give me names of ...
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Downsampling on Nvidia Optimus (with Intel HD Graphics 3000)

What this is about The question behind the question is actually how to place four virtual machines with 800x600 resolution on a screen smaller than 1600x1200. I am trying to enable split screen ...
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Do HP Elitebooks allow to switch off Optimus from BIOS?

I'm checking which HP EliteBook (among 8740w,8760w) gives the possibility to switch off Optimus in the BIOS (need it to simplify CUDA development under Ubuntu). Or even better, is there a list of the ...
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Why is my Windows 8 virtual machine not using my NVIDIA card?

I have a Dell XPS with an NVIDIA GT540 card and it's with Optimus. The main OS is Windows 7. I have installed Windows 8 inside VMware Workstation 8, and it works very slowly. Inside NVIDIA Control ...
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Which Linux is working on ASUS laptop

I have recently got an ASUS N75S (http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/Multimedia_Entertainment/N75SF/) and since then I'm struggling to install a linux distro on it. None of them work with full graphics ...
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Rich 3D screensavers and Nvidia Optimus - the windows process which executes screensavers

I need to use nvidia gpu for running a nice screensaver but it doesnt use my nvidia gpu and the screensaver has very low fps. I need to show nvidia settings a program, to use nvidia gpu with it. Which ...
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What is required to reset graphics card LUTs?

What is required to reset any internal LUT tables on a graphics card? The card in question is an NVIDIA 540M with Optimus. After a very bizarre color mixup on a brand-new Dell XPS 15 L502X (while ...
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Install Nvidia development driver on optimus on Windows 7

I wanted to use OpenCL under Windows 7. I've got everything set up (Cuda Toolkit 4), the nvidia card is compatible (GeForce 310M). I've got a Acer Travelmate 8372 with optimus, and I've got a bios ...
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How to enable Nvidia Optimus in Asus Notebook(Gt520m)?

I have recently purchased Asus K43sj. It has NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M 1GB DDR3.Problem is that it does not have optimus. Battery life is 4+ hours while surfing. But if I could enable Optimus I could ...
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How to disable NVIDIA Optimus on a Dell XPS 15?

I've got a new Dell XPS 15 (L502x) with an NVIDIA GeForce 540M, Intel Core i7Q 2.2 Ghz, and Crucial RealSSD hard drive. As with most laptops with NVIDIA cards these days, it's got the "Optimus" ...
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Installing LG Optimus 2X driver

When I plug in my LG Optimus 2X Speed to my Windows 7 Professional laptop, it charges, but: The device remains unrecognized in the Device Manager No removable storage devices appear in the Explorer ...