How / When to make suggestions to contribute to Xubuntu 14.04

Sérgio Benjamim sergio_br2 at
Sat Dec 28 14:39:39 UTC 2013

On 24/12/2013 12:11, Michael Lueck wrote:
> Greetings All,
> Merry Christmas Eve as well!
> I am building a new notebook system (Lenovo ThinkPad T540p with Intel 
> i5 CPU and Nvidia GeForce GT 730M) for a client requesting Linux as 
> the main OS, and "legacy" operating systems via VirtualBox.
> [...]
> BTW: I have not seen the binary graphics driver icon show up as 
> indicating there are drivers for this Nvidia GeForce GT 730M chip. Do 
> such get installed by default and there is no option not to... or is 
> this chip too new for Xubuntu 13.10 to have support for the chip?
> Blessings,

I have Nvidia GeForce GT 740M here, and it works. The problem is that my 
laptop uses Nvidia Optimus Technology, so there are 2 graphic cards, one 
of which is an Intel onboard, and Ubuntu does not recognize this 
technology out-of-box. So, it does not appear in additional drivers tab.

There is a bug report about this:

But you can install the nvidia driver, nvidia-319-updates works well 
with this GT 730M card (or nvidia-331-updates in Trusty). You have to 
install bumblebee too, this is the thing that switch between Intel and 
Nvidia graphics. Here, i use Intel as default, and when i want to run 
some game or video with nvidia card, i use primusrun or optirun in the 
terminal. Take a look at this:

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