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The official nvidia drivers are not working properly on my thinkpad T520 So I was going to give bumblebee a shot.

I have an ubuntu 11.04 install and am reciving a package not found error when trying to install bumblebee. I followed the instructions on the bumblebe site. It did work on my 12.10 install but not on my 11.04. the error I am receiving is

sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package bumblebee
E: Unable to locate package bumblebee-nvidia

Thanks

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Can you provide all the commands you issued? I mean, you first added the repository, right? Can you add the commands you used for that? Can you also check your software sources? Can you check whether the repository is online? Can you check whether your sudo apt-get update was successful or showed errors? –  don.joey Feb 26 '13 at 7:28
    
11.04 is End of Life, and as such you should upgrade to 12.04 or another supported release. –  Thomas W. Jul 1 '13 at 1:23

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try

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia linux-headers-generic
Reboot or re-login 
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thanks for the quick response. still no dice, same error as earlier. –  gh123man Dec 31 '12 at 17:17
    
try these sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mj-casalogic/bumblebee sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install bumblebee and reboot –  harish.venkat Dec 31 '12 at 17:21
    
still same error, if it is any help, I am getting a few 404s when i run update. Sorry having a tough time posting the error in the comment. one of the 404s is "ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Sources " could this be causing the issue? –  gh123man Dec 31 '12 at 17:25
    
one solution is open your sources.list using gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list remove the lines containing PPA like deb http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Sources deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net natty/main Sources and then run sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade –  harish.venkat Dec 31 '12 at 17:38
    
gave it a shot, once I removed the ppa items, and ran the update/upgrade a bunch of ppa related things 404'd –  gh123man Dec 31 '12 at 17:42

Before installing Bumblebee you need to add its repository and more one that will enable Ubuntu 11.04 and older versions to install newer drivers. So type the following in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
sudo apt-get update

(Click here for instructions on using PPAs.)

Now you will be able to install Bumblebee:

sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia

If problem persists maybe some ppas that you've added to your system is preventing apt-get to update your system and to get the programs of recently added ppas.

Open your sources.list:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Then delete lines from ppas that return 404 when updating. Some of the ppas may not be listed in sources.list, then open Software Sources, go to Other Programs tab and disable the ppas that are giving errors.

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Thanks for getting back so fast, sadly still receiving the same error. –  gh123man Dec 31 '12 at 17:19
    
Maybe the second repository is broken, try to remove it: sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates, then update sudo apt-get update and try to install Bumblebee sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia –  Rodrigo Martins Dec 31 '12 at 17:26
    
same error, I am getting a bunch of 404s when I run apt-get update. Could that be part of the issue? –  gh123man Dec 31 '12 at 17:30
    
Can you install any other package? Maybe your sources.list is broken. –  Rodrigo Martins Dec 31 '12 at 17:33
    
yes, I have installed many things without problem. bumblebee seems to be the only issue I have run into so far. –  gh123man Dec 31 '12 at 17:35

According to Bumblebee Projects PPA Page, Bumblebee ist only supported for Ubuntu 12.04 and newer. For full dual-gpu-support you should install a newer version of ubuntu than 11.04 or the current version of Ubuntu (13.04).

After running a 12.04 Ubuntu or newer, installing your Nvidia card and Bumblebee works with this manual or the previously mentioned manuals. I hope I could help.

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I know this is old, but here is my (anti climactic) answer.

As earlier stated...

11.04 is End of Life, and as such you should upgrade to 12.04 or another supported release. – Thomas W.

So that is exactly what I did. Bumblebee works fine in 12.04.

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