Alright. Kind of complicated. The first problem is that I have a Mid-2012 9.1 Macbook Pro. Hehe. I will get the heckling later. Here's the problem. I have successfully installed Bumblebee. I do have Hybrid Graphics I believe. Intel 4000 HD and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650m. My issue is that the icon up on the Gnome bar in Ubuntu 12.04 will not let me turn on Bumblebee. I can only think of a few reasons why that might be, but quite Frankly I am flabbergasted at this point. I have done this some many times, I can't tell you. Here I am now for help.
I'm running the 295.40(?) NVIDIA drivers. For whatever reason those are the only drivers that allow me to activate my proprietary NVIDIA driver, and keep my resolution at normal (1440x900). When I try to install the 304 driver, I can't activate the driver, and my resolution goes terrible and everything just goes terrible. So far the 295 driver works great. I have deleted the xorg.conf file, so that is not there. I don't know what else to do. Also a little oddity that probably has nothing to do with this, but when I log in...I have the option to choose Unity, Gnome, Gnome classic, etc. The icon for Gnome classic looks like a foot? The icon for Unity looks like the Ubuntu Icon. When I update my gnome to the latest update, it changed the icon to the Unity icon.
I can't use my NVIDIA driver in either unity or gnome. the nvidia xserver settings say that the card is not in use, bumblebee wont turn on, optirun says something about the bumblebee sockey not being there and the daemon not running. If anyone can help me, I would appreciate it greatly. Thanks so much. If there is any other information you guys need from me, please let me know.
Also one more note: The only way I can successfully boot into Ubuntu is if I edit at the grub menu, and put in "noapic". I did a tiny research on it, and it seemed like maybe it would have something to do with my problems. I don't know though. Just giving information.