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23/04/2016 UPDATE PLEASE REFER TO MY OTHER ANSWER 11/09/15 UPDATE DON'T FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS. THEY ARE NOT NEEDED ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THE RECENT UPDATE OF THE GRAPHICAL STACK THAT OCURRED ON ELEMENTARY FREYA This is how I managed to install bumblebee and the nvidia driver in elementary OS. Unfortunately, I am unable to install any version higher than ...


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THIS IS AN UPDATE FROM MY PREVIOUS ANSWER, SINCE A LOT HAVE CHANGED IN ELEMENTARY FREYA Note that this answer uses ppas, which isn't advisable in a elementaryOS set up. However, to my knowledge, there is not an alternative way to do this. Thus, the instructions. This is how I managed to install bumblebee and the nvidia driver in elementary OS. ...


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In my experience bumblebee is a fine balance between performance and battery life. It has been reported, however, that installing nvidia-prime will cause better performance on gaming, for example. Nvidia-prime cannot be activated in a per-app basis, so if that is what you need from it you should go with bemblebee. You can arguably install the latest ...


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After some extened research and trials I managed to find a almost perfect fix. Edit: /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add: Option "TearFree" "true" It will looks like something like this: Section "Device" Identifier "Intel Graphics" Driver "intel" Option "AccelMethod" "sna" Option "TearFree" "true" EndSection


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The problem is secure boot, it didn't allow bumblebee to install nvidia. Try to uninstall bumblebee sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:bumblebee/stable sudo apt-get purge bumblebee Turn of secure boot from your bios setting Install bumblebee agian and it will work properly


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