I got Bumblebee working. I am using Mint 13 64bit Mate Maya which is pretty close to
Ubuntu 12.04, on Samsung Series 7 Chronos NP700z5c Optimus laptop using Intel
Ivy Bridge hd4000 Intel GPU, and Geforce gt 630m GPU and using i7-3615QM CPU.
This site helped a lot: http://www.noobslab.com/2012/06/nvidia-drivers-collection-for.html
Do all the step there except step #7 and then you will have to do the following in a terminal:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Now add following lines to the end of the file and save:
You will need to do the following in a terminal:
sudo gedit /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf
Change these in the file and save:
Driver="empty or whatever" to Driver=nvidia
kernelDriver=nvidia-current to KernelDriver=nvidia
sudo update-initramfs -u
Booted up might be kind of buggy had to Ctrl+Alt+F6 and then Ctrl+Alt+F8 to get out of black screen of panic for Mint 13.
Ubuntu uses different keys Ctrl+Alt+F1 and then Ctrl+Alt+F7.
Then run your update manager. My bumblebee did not work until OS go the new stuff.
optirun glxgears in a terminal.
These are the sites that help me a lot for my Samsung:
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=106262 and http://openideals.org/2012/04/15/tuning-ubuntu-on-samsung-series-7-laptop/
I have run:
optirun firefox and played www.quakelive.com
optirun glxgears, and optirun glxspheres.
pluma is an text editor on mint 13 mate maya.
Here is what this file look like:
sudo pluma /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
# This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by
# alias expansion, usually so some other driver will be loaded for the
# device instead.
# evbug is a debug tool that should be loaded explicitly
# these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred
# replaced by e100
# replaced by tulip
# causes no end of confusion by creating unexpected network interfaces
# snd_intel8x0m can interfere with snd_intel8x0, doesn't seem to support much
# hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug #2011, #6810)
# Conflicts with dvb driver (which is better for handling this device)
# causes failure to suspend on HP compaq nc6000 (Ubuntu: #10306)
# replaced by p54pci
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
# most apps now use garmin usb driver directly (Ubuntu: #114565)
# replaced by asus-laptop (Ubuntu: #184721)
# low-quality, just noise when being used for sound playback, causes
# hangs at desktop session start (Ubuntu: #246969)
# ugly and loud noise, getting on everyone's nerves; this should be done by a
# nice pulseaudio bing (Ubuntu: #77010)
# EDAC driver for amd76x clashes with the agp driver preventing the aperture
# from being initialised (Ubuntu: #297750). Blacklist so that the driver
# continues to build and is installable for the few cases where its
# really needed.
Here is what this file look like,
sudo pluma /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf
# Configuration file for Bumblebee. Values should **not** be put between quotes
## Server options. Any change made in this section will need a server restart
# to take effect.
# The secondary Xorg server DISPLAY number
# Should the unused Xorg server be kept running? Set this to true if waiting
# for X to be ready is too long and don't need power management at all.
# The name of the Bumbleblee server group name (GID name)
# Card power state at exit. Set to false if the card shoud be ON when Bumblebee
# server exits.
# The default behavior of '-f' option on optirun. If set to "true", '-f' will
# be ignored.
# The Driver used by Bumblebee server. If this value is not set (or empty),
# auto-detection is performed. The available drivers are nvidia and nouveau
# (See also the driver-specific sections below)
## Client options. Will take effect on the next optirun executed.
# The method used for VirtualGL to transport frames between X servers.
# Possible values are proxy, jpeg, rgb, xv and yuv.
# Should the program run under optirun even if Bumblebee server or nvidia card
# is not available?
# Driver-specific settings are grouped under [driver-NAME]. The sections are
# parsed if the Driver setting in [bumblebeed] is set to NAME (or if auto-
# detection resolves to NAME).
# PMMethod: method to use for saving power by disabling the nvidia card, valid
# values are: auto - automatically detect which PM method to use
# bbswitch - new in BB 3, recommended if available
# switcheroo - vga_switcheroo method, use at your own risk
# none - disable PM completely
## Section with nvidia driver specific options, only parsed if Driver=nvidia
# Module name to load, defaults to Driver if empty or unset
# colon-separated path to the nvidia libraries
# comma-separated path of the directory containing nvidia_drv.so and the
# default Xorg modules path
## Section with nouveau driver specific options, only parsed if Driver=nouveau