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I have a mx14r1 alienware and I am using Ubuntu 13.04 raring with unity 7.0. I try to install bumblebee to use optimus technology with my nvidia card but didnt work.

I am trying to run compiz-fusion or/and unity 3d but both crash when i try to view. What is the right way to install all the drivers/bumblebee and how can I setup the xorg.conf to run nvidia card instead the intel hd graphics?

I am not worry with power saving and other kind of stuff. (I need to clean up my older instalation files of bumblebee?)

Thanks all!!

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First you need to unninstall your current bumblebee setup:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:bumblebee/stable

If you want to keep some programs from the bumblebee repository, you can also suffice by removing Bumblebee only (including its dependencies):

sudo apt-get purge bumblebee

sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

Now to install it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bumblebee virtualgl linux-headers-generic

Optional packages you can install: Just type sudo apt-get install "package'

bumblebee-nvidia: proprietary nvidia driver support (if installed, become default over nouveau)
virtualgl: VirtualGL as backend
virtualgl-libs-ia32: 32bit support for VirtualGL on 64bit system, necessary to run 32bit app through optirun
primus: primus/primusrun as backend (virtualgl Stays default, you need to run optirun -b primus )
primus-libs-ia32: 32bit support for primus/primurun on 64bit system, necessary to run 32bit app through optirun

Btw: I am on an M11xr2 :)

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Tks, I will try these ^^ –  Ânderson Ignácio da Silva Sep 13 '13 at 11:15
    
@ÂndersonIgnáciodaSilva did it work? I'm a bit afraid of installing linux-headers-generic, 'cause Ubuntu 12.04 actualy depends on another but similar package. –  Almaron Dec 14 '13 at 13:16
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