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For driver, software, configuration, and hardware compatibility questions related to NVIDIA Optimus GPU switching technology.

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Fans going full speed after returning from suspend on Optimus laptop running Linux

I have* a problem with CPU fans on my Optimus laptop: after waking up from suspend fans starts going at full speed. Reboot doesn't help, only full turn off and on. It happens only with Nvidia GPU ...
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Why some programs run slower/laggier with the dedicated graphics card (nvidia optimus) than with the iGPU

My question is simple: On Windows 10, some programs like Spotify or Microsoft Office apps seem to be working worse when I force them on the nvidia graphics card, rather than with the intregrated gpu. ...
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How to get rid of the lag/stutter while playing videos with the dGPU (Nvidia Optimus)?

I recently got a laptop that uses Nvidia Optimus, and one of the things I have noticed is that when I set the browser (any browser: Chrome, Edge...) to be executed via dGPU (in Windows preferences), ...
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In Task Manager “System” is using GPU for “GPU 1 - Copy”

I have a laptop (integrated intel and discrete nvidia). Ideally the discrete gpu should not be used since it uses twice as much power as anything else combined for light workloads. However I can see ...
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Nvidia Optimus dedicated GPU usage via PRIME results in FPS drops and a hotter laptop

Got a rather odd one - wonder if anyone can help. I've got a Dell laptop with integrated Iris Plus graphics on the Intel chip, but also a dedicated GeForce MX330 NVIDIA graphics card. I'm running ...
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Nvidia Prime Hardware LED

I run Vanilla Elementary OS 5.1 on an ASUS N53SV. It has an Nvidia GeForce GT 540m as well as Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics with Nvidia Optimus. If I switch the Prime profile to the intel chip the ...
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On W10, how shall I turn off my dGPU?

I have a laptop with a dual GPU setup (iGPU : Intel, dGPU : Nvidia), a common setup for gaming laptops. In normal circumstances, the dGPU is powered off when not in use. However, one month ago, my ...
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Is it possible to offload from iGPU to dGPU?

I have a GS66 laptop which has a dedicated Nvidia GPU and an integrated Intel GPU. My understanding is that DP and HDMI ports are connected to the Nvidia GPU, hence if I am using the GPU on-demand, i....
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KVM GPU Passthrough Nvidia Error 43

I have a Dell Latitude E6530 laptop with Optimus graphics (Intel/Nvidia) and I am attempting a dGPU passthrough that I have read countless articles and forum threads about trying to overcome this ...
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nVidia Optimus lookup

How to know on which GPU a process run ? And how choose on which GPU a process will launch ? Because sometimes a process tells that my renderer is my APU but I want it to run on my GPU OS: Linux ...
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How to adjust overscan with new Intel Graphics Command Center?

I was able to adjust the overscan with the old Intel Control Panel, but now I can't since there is no option for this in the new Intel Graphics Command Center.
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Fedora 31 uses llvmpipe as default OpenGL renderer instead of Nvidia (nvidia-settings also don't work)

I want to use only my Nvidia card on laptop MSI GL63 8RD (Optimus Bumblebee works horrible for me) with Fedora 31 (freshly installed). This is my cards: lspci | egrep 'VGA|3D' 00:02.0 VGA compatible ...
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Vulkan is failing on linux with BadLength (poly request too large or internal Xlib length error)

Anything based on Vulkan fails on start. The system is Arch Linux, with X11 and KDE. Bumblebee (optirun) works as expected with OpenGL, and does not fail. Without optirun, Vulkan fails, as integrated ...
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Is it possible to check if the dedicated gpu is active or not + being monitored? (Nvidia Optimus)

I have a laptop (Msi GV62) with GTX 1050 graphics card and optimus system with it. And my question is, how can I check if optimus is active or not? If my dedicated graphics card is active in any way ...
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Cannot get external HDMI working on Optimus laptop with OpenSuse Tumbleweed

A few days ago I have updated my distribution(OpenSuse Tumbleweed with Gnome) to the latest version and I am no longer able to get my external HDMI monitor working. The error I get when I run intel-...
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Nvidia Optimus on Linux (not bumblebee)

Edit: The chosen answer did not solve it for me but was the closest and maybe it could be of help to others. I am using Ubuntu 18/Mint 19 and I have been looking around for weeks for a solution to ...
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primusrun: Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I'm new to linux and 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 ...
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Is my laptop with Optimus really using Nvidia GPU for WebgGL?

I have a Lenovo Ideapad Z500 with an Intel HD 4000 and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M. I have set in Nvidia Control Panel that Chrome uses ...
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Kali Linux - PPS State Mismatch

long time! Recently, I updated my Kali rolling system and had my own working NVidia Optimus setup, and I was able to use my GeForce card on my HashCat. Now, I lost my GUI. I went through several ...
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Preventing shutdown/startup freezes on Linux Mint/Ubuntu with NVIDIA Optimus system?

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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Mouse not responsive using Nvidia Optimus

Good day, I have a problem since I use bumblebee on my laptop on games the mouse is weird. Moves slowly like 100ms after I do the movement. Is there a way to fix this things? Thanks
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Disable nouveau before installation

I'm trying to install Antergos in a laptop with an optimus card. However, it freezes when I have to choose a desktop flavor. Searching on the net I found here that the problem lies in the gpu. There's ...
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NVIDIA 960m: Game Not playing on discrete card

I am currently trying to play Final Fantasy 11 on my I7 /16GB RAM / 2GB NVIDIA 960m laptop. This game is quite old and it's Recommended settings are a pentium 2 and 128MB PCI graphics card. I think ...
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Screen Flicker on Windows 10 with Multiple Monitors

On a Latitude E6530, I get a flickering screen issue only after both upgrading to windows 10 and while using a monitor. The problem doesn't appear otherwise. Both monitors seem to be set to 60 Hz. I ...
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Update GeForce driver on top of Lenovo's Nvidia Optimus driver package?

Lenovo offers Optimus graphic driver updates that always seem to reference old/outdated versions of the official Nvidia GeForce driver. I realize that the GeForce driver does not include the Optimus ...
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lm-sensors does not detect intel gpu

I want to monitor the temperature and fan speed of my intel gpu. However, sensors does not seem to detect it: niko@dell-xps15: ~ $ sudo sensors-detect Password: # sensors-detect revision 6284 (2015-...
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Why is Windows 10 occasionally rendering some screens as black panels?

Sometimes, when summoning a window, it looks like this: It isn't supposed to look like that - that is actually visual studio. A couple of notes: My computer is a thinkpad W540 with Optimus ...
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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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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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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 add-apt-...
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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: C:\...
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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 ...