Ubuntu – How to install Nvidia Optimus in 14.04


I've read dozens of news headlines last week, indicating that 14.04 has build-in Nvidia optimus support. How do I enable/install it?

Best Answer

I just installed nvidia-prime via terminal:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-prime

A reboot and everything worked fine. I recommend to install Prime Indicator for a fast switch:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install prime-indicator

Log out and log in and voila.