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Questions tagged [optimus]

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

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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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Xorg Session NVidia Optimus

I was hoping someone could let me know how to setup Xorg for my NVidia Optimus laptop. Here is my current Xorg.conf file: Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout" Screen 0 "intel" ...
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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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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 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 ...
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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 ...