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I installed Bumblebee today on my Dell laptop (i3 2370 + GF630M) to play Doom, using Doomsday. I tested the "optirun" command with firefox, then with doomsday and all was working fine. Now however, when I type "optirun doomsday" or "optirun firefox" in the terminal, literally nothing happens. No error message, the process just hangs for eternity, unless I terminate it. Any ideas?

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I had a similar issue, due to Linux headers not working properly. A previous answer on askubuntu suggested (also the info on the bumblebee homepage) to install:

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo apt-get purge bbswitch-dkms bumblebee-nvidia

That installs the PPA-Purge utility and removes BBSwitch and Bumblebee. Then

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic

installs the proper Linux headers. In my case, however, I had to use:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) && sudo dkms autoinstall && sudo restart bumblebeed

Since it seems the "generic headers" weren't enough in my case. Finally

sudo apt-get install bbswitch-dkms bumblebee-nvidia

But, if you are using Ubuntu 13.10 there might be a further issue, as explained by this post:

In Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), it seems that the libturbojpeg .so filename has changed from libturbojpeg.so to libturbojpeg.so.0 and this breaks Bumblebee.

The way to fix it (for 32bit) is to run the following:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libturbojpeg.so.0 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libturbojpeg.so

See the post itself for the 64 bit version

I hope this solves your issue, let me know how you get on.

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Thanks for the input, I will try this tomorrow. –  hsnz Jan 1 at 20:41
    
No luck. After following the steps you suggested, bumblebee doesn't work at all anymore. I get this error everytime I try to optirun something: –  hsnz Jan 2 at 22:19
    
Application terminated due to exception: (GLTarget::validate) Unsupported ResourceSystem: All GL textures for RawTextures deleted. Texture-based framebuffer failed: [ConfigError] (GLTarget::validate) Unsupported Trying fallback without depth/stencil texture (GLTarget::validate) Unsupported primus: warning: glXSwapBuffers: no current context primus: warning: glXSwapBuffers: no current context primus: warning: glXSwapBuffers: no current context GLState: Current target destroyed, clearing pointer Restoring original display mode due to shutdown. Canvas: Lost focus. Shutting down the console... –  hsnz Jan 2 at 22:23
    
Also, even before I tried fixing bumblebee, I started getting "System problem detected" messages at startup and during using Ubuntu. Sorry for the doublepost, but there's a character limit. :| –  hsnz Jan 2 at 22:24
    
Hmmm, I don't know what it could be. Perhaps someone else will be able to provide an answer, sorry I couldn't help. –  dwcoder Jan 3 at 18:06

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