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Bumblebee doesn't work for me with the experimental NVidia driver. If I use NVidia current, everything is ok.

uname -a
Linux adrian-K55VM 3.8.2-030802-generic #201303031906 SMP Mon Mar 4 00:07:09 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

optirun glxspheres
[ 4799.789206] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the socket path /var/run/bumblebee.socket was incorrect.
[ 4799.789252] [ERROR]Could not connect to bumblebee daemon - is it running?

more /var/log/syslog | grep bumblebeed gives this output

my Bubmblebee config

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Edit /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf and set Driver=nvidia and KernelDriver=nvidia-experimental-310 (instead of KernelDriver=nvidia). This is due to the ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates PPA changing the driver name.

Then sudo service bumblebeed restart.

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