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I have a system with the optimus technology, when I try to install bumblebee-nvidia, I receive a message saying that I am missing nvidia-current (>= 260.19.12~) so, I go on and try to install nvidia-current. Now it is the xorg-video-abi-11 that is missing and that it cannot be installed.

Ok so I do a little search only to find out that xorg-video-abi-11 is part of xserver-xorg-core, obviously, it is already installed but I try to reinstall it and no luck, it only say it is already to the newest version....

Anyone have ideas ?

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Shouldn't the optimus tag really be "fu nvidia"? :) – mlvljr Oct 28 '12 at 18:28

What card are you using? You may need the repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates


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It is a gtx620m, I already have the x-swat ppa but for precise as there is none yet for quantal. – Mobidoy Oct 28 '12 at 19:14
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I have managed to fix it, turned out that for some reason, apt could not resolve dependencies. Nvidia-current depends on xorg-video-abi-11 OR xorg-video-abi-12 OR xorg-video-abi-13 but, is only looking at 11 and does not see it.

I manually downloaded nvidia-current and installed it:

apt-get install dkms

dpkg -i /home/mobidoy/Downloads/nvidia_current_304.51.really.304.43-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

apt-get install nvidia-settings

apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia

reboot and voila !!!

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