Tried the above no luck - here is my post from another attempt to get things fixed. Any help would be much appreciated.
I have been trying to get proprietary graphics working with my brand new HP Envy 17 m7-j078 notebook. I had been trying for 2 1/2 years with my previous HP Laptop with no success and TRIED EVERYTHING - Over and Over. It had ATI Muxless Hybrid Graphics with its' Intel I7. I thought this one with its Optimus NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M dedicated card would solve the problem because of all the blogs saying Bumblebee works like a charm. It has now been 2 weeks and over 20 attempts and 5--10 re-installs of Ubuntu Linux Mint, and still no luck.
Perhaps someone can help me troubleshoot this and stop spinning my wheels and get me out of this rabbit hole, while even learning something, so I can help all the others I have convinced to get into Linux. Thanks in advance, thanks a lot.
Here are some details that may be useful (in no specific order)
• HP Envy Touchsmart m7-j078ca notebook
• Intel® Core™ i7-4700MQ
• NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M (2 GB DDR3 dedicated)
• Linux Mint 16 Petra
• Bumblebee 3.2.1
• ack@Aarawn ~ $ lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030]'
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor
Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0416] (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
01:00.0 3D controller : NVIDIA Corporation GK208M [GeForce GT 740M] [10de:1292] (rev a1)
∘ Note that here it doesn't say 01:00 is a "VGA" Controller but a "3D Controller"
• ack@Aarawn ~ $ sudo modprobe nvidia
[sudo] password for ack:
FATAL: Module nvidia not found.
∘ bumblebee-nvidia primus
∘ nvidia-304 nvidia-current (304) nvidia-prime nvidia settings nvidia settings-304
• Xorg.conf with any mention of Nvidia results in TTY1 X crash and only deleting sometimes returns mdm to functioning order
• $ optirun firefox
∘ [ 1228.929955] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver
∘ [ 1228.929986] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled.
• ack@Aarawn ~ $ sudo gedit /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia
Option "AutoAddDevices" "false"
Option "AutoAddGPU" "false"
VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
Option "ProbeAllGpus" "false"
Option "NoLogo" "true"
Option "UseEDID" "false"
Option "UseDisplayDevice" "none"
• ack@Aarawn ~ $ bumblebeed
∘ [ 3052.038351] [ERROR]Module 'nvidia' is not found.
I am going to try a number of other things, but am getting exhausted and would really appreciate a fresh perspective on this issue.