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I own a Lenovo T430 Notebook. I successfully installed Ubuntu 13.04 and Bumblebee for supporting NVIDIA Optimus. Both the nvidia-304-updates and the nouveau driver work perfectly. However, I cannot make the notebook run via an external monitor connected through HDMI to my docking station. I followed the instructions described below "Desktop on External Monitor at the Bumblebee-Project, and created a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf as follows:

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier "Device1"
    Driver "nvidia"
    VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation"
   BoardName "NVS 5400M"
    Option "NoLogo" "true"
    Option "ConnectedMonitor" "DFP-3"
EndSection

After booting, X does not start, and the follow error message appears in the logfile:

[ 3.223] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[ 3.224] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia
[ 3.224] (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
[ 3.224] (II) Unloading nvidia
[ 3.224] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)

If I change xorg.conf to use the Nouveau driver, the error message is the following:

[ 3.385] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
[ 3.386] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nouveau_drv.so
[ 3.387] (II) Module nouveau: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
[ 3.387] compiled for 1.13.3, module version = 1.0.7
[ 3.387] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 3.387] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 13.1
[ 3.387] (II) NOUVEAU driver Date: Wed Mar 27 09:50:03 2013 +0100
[ 3.387] (II) NOUVEAU driver for NVIDIA chipset families :
[ 3.387] RIVA TNT (NV04)
[ 3.387] RIVA TNT2 (NV05)
[ 3.387] GeForce 256 (NV10)
[ 3.387] GeForce 2 (NV11, NV15)
[ 3.387] GeForce 4MX (NV17, NV18)
[ 3.387] GeForce 3 (NV20)
[ 3.387] GeForce 4Ti (NV25, NV28)
[ 3.387] GeForce FX (NV3x)
[ 3.387] GeForce 6 (NV4x)
[ 3.387] GeForce 7 (G7x)
[ 3.387] GeForce 8 (G8x)
[ 3.388] GeForce GTX 200 (NVA0)
[ 3.388] GeForce GTX 400 (NVC0)
[ 3.388] (++) using VT number 7

[ 3.388] (EE) [drm] KMS not enabled
[ 3.388] (EE) No devices detected.

In both cases, I have no idea how to proceed. Please help, thank you!

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