Use Nvidia Graphics Drivers In Ubuntu/Linux Mint For Best Performance

NVIDIA is well-known company all over the world regarding gaming cards. Sometimes it is really difficult to configure manufacturer drivers for NVIDIA cards in Linux, there could be many reasons for this such as kernel upgrade, and so. By default Ubuntu use the open source video driver Nouveau for NVIDIA graphics card. This driver lacks […]

Prime Indicator Lets You Quickly Switch Between Nvidia And Intel Graphics [Ubuntu 14.04]

Prime Indicator is a small, helpful Ubuntu AppIndicator for Nvidia Optimus users running Ubuntu 14.04 which allows users to quickly switch between Intel and Nvidia graphics cards.As we pointed out a while back, it’s possible to switch between Nvidia and Intel graphics in Ubuntu 14.04 and to do this, you must open Nvidia Settings, change […]

More Work To Support Nvidia Optimus Lands In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

More work to properly support Nvidia Optimus landed in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. 1. nvidia-prime 0.5 has been released today with a new feature that allows users to switch between the integrated and discrete GPU (“prime-select” command line tool). Other changes include:improved hardware detection – make sure the the laptop uses Nvidia Optimus and Nvidia […]

Mozilla, OTOY and Autodesk Work to Deliver High Performance Games and Applications on the Web

At Mozilla, we work to move the Web forward as the platform for creating and consuming great experiences. Recently, we’ve focused on making the Web capable to deliver the most powerful desktop applications possible and awesome gaming experiences to as many … Continue reading

Latest Nvidia/Nvidia Optimus Drivers for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives

Install Latest Nvidia/Nvidia Optimus Drivers in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy/Ubuntu 13.04 Raring/Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal/Ubuntu 12.04 Precise/Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric/Linux Mint 15/14/13/12/other Ubuntu derivativesNvidia is well-known company all over the world regarding gaming cards. Sometimes nvidia cards have trouble in linux. So x-swat team is managing and make available Nvidia drivers for Ubuntu users. Whenever Nvidia release new […]

Using Nvidia Graphics Drivers With Initial Optimus Support In Ubuntu 13.10 Got Easier With Nvidia-Prime

As you probably know, the Nvidia graphics drivers have received initial Optimus support a while back. Currently, the Nvidia GPU can be used to render the desktop, but there’s no power saving yet. That means you can for instance play games or watch videos using hardware acceleration.But to be able to take advantage of this […]

Bumblebee 3.2.1 Released With Ubuntu 13.04 Fixes, New Options

Bumblebee 3.2 has been released a few days ago but there was an issue and it didn’t work on a lot of setups o version 3.2.1 has been released to fix this. The new version also fixes the Primus backend for Ubuntu 13.04 and adds some new options.Bumblebee is an unofficial tool that brings Nvidia […]

Set Up Bumblebee With Bumblebee Configurator GUI [Nvidia Optimus]

The latest proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers, released a few days ago, include initial Optimus support for Linux, but there’s still a long way to go until Linux will get full Optimus support. Until then, Linux users have Bumblebee, which is still required for proper gaming on Nvidia Optimus-based laptops.Bumblebee Configurator GUI is a new tool […]

Fix Skype Not Working In Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail [For Users With Proprietary Nvidia Drivers]

Some Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail users are having issues with Skype not starting when using the proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers (it crashes / segfaults). So here’s a work-around you can use to get it to work until this is fixed in Ubuntu / Skype.Get Skype to work In Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail (with proprietary Nvidia […]

Nvidia Releases Linux Graphics Drivers 319.12 Beta With Initial Optimus Support

Nvidia has released a new beta version of their Linux graphics today: 319.12, which includes quite a few changes, including initial Optimus support.Nvidia Optimus is a technology used to increase battery life by switching the dedicated GPU (Nvidia) off when it’s not needed; when the dedicated GPU is off, the integrated graphics chip (Intel) is […]

Bumblebee 3.1 Released With Primus Support [Nvidia Optimus GPU Switching]

Bumblebee 3.1 has been released today with support for Primus as an alternative to the VirtualGL optirun backend, along with other enhancements and fixes.Bumblebee is a (unofficial) tool that brings Nvidia Optimus GPU switching to Linux. Nvidia Optimus is a technology used to increase battery life by switching the dedicated GPU (Nvidia) off when it’s […]

Use Nvidia Experimental Drivers 310 With Bumblebee

The Bumblebee PPA has been updated today, and the packages now allow the latest “nvidia-experimental-310″ drivers to be used with Bumblebee.Nvidia GeForce driver 310.14 is said to “double the performance and dramatically reduce game loading times for those gaming” and it can be installed from the “updates” Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 repository. Below you’ll find […]

Get HDMI Working With Nvidia Optimus On Ubuntu By Using Bumblebee And Synergy

HDMI doesn’t work with Optimus hybrid graphics chipsets under Linux for most laptops, even if you use Bumblebee, but there is a way to get HDMI to work: by using a separate session.Using the instructions below, you’ll get an LXDE session (you can use XFCE or others, but the instructions below are for LXDE) to […]

NVIDIA 195.36.24 Linux Driver Released

While NVIDIA’s official 195.36.18 driver has been around for about one month, the Santa Clara engineers are getting ready to pump out a new official update. In fact, before the week ended, NVIDIA put out the 195.36.24 pre-release, which may be marked as their official stable release this week. Read more at Phoronix