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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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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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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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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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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How can I use MSI Afterburner with Nvidia Optimus enabled laptop?

I used to run MSI Afterburner with my old laptop. But I can't use with my new one. Google didn't help except I figured a lot of people having issue with MSI Afterburner plus Nvidia Optimus combo. This ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...