I trying to set up bumblebee on ubuntu 12.04. I also using last nvidia driver because 319 isn't available any more.
This is my configuration files:
# Configuration file for Bumblebee. Values should **not** be put between quotes ## Server options. Any change made in this section will need a server restart # to take effect. [bumblebeed] # The secondary Xorg server DISPLAY number VirtualDisplay=:8 # Should the unused Xorg server be kept running? Set this to true if waiting # for X to be ready is too long and don't need power management at all. KeepUnusedXServer=false # The name of the Bumbleblee server group name (GID name) ServerGroup=bumblebee # Card power state at exit. Set to false if the card shoud be ON when Bumblebee # server exits. TurnCardOffAtExit=false # The default behavior of '-f' option on optirun. If set to "true", '-f' will # be ignored. NoEcoModeOverride=false # The Driver used by Bumblebee server. If this value is not set (or empty), # auto-detection is performed. The available drivers are nvidia and nouveau # (See also the driver-specific sections below) Driver=nvidia # Directory with a dummy config file to pass as a -configdir to secondary X XorgConfDir=/etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.d ## Client options. Will take effect on the next optirun executed. [optirun] # Acceleration/ rendering bridge, possible values are auto, virtualgl and # primus. Bridge=auto # The method used for VirtualGL to transport frames between X servers. # Possible values are proxy, jpeg, rgb, xv and yuv. VGLTransport=proxy # List of paths which are searched for the primus libGL.so.1 when using # the primus bridge PrimusLibraryPath=/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/primus:/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/primus # Should the program run under optirun even if Bumblebee server or nvidia card # is not available? AllowFallbackToIGC=false # Driver-specific settings are grouped under [driver-NAME]. The sections are # parsed if the Driver setting in [bumblebeed] is set to NAME (or if auto- # detection resolves to NAME). # PMMethod: method to use for saving power by disabling the nvidia card, valid # values are: auto - automatically detect which PM method to use # bbswitch - new in BB 3, recommended if available # switcheroo - vga_switcheroo method, use at your own risk # none - disable PM completely # https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/wiki/Comparison-of-PM-methods ## Section with nvidia driver specific options, only parsed if Driver=nvidia [driver-nvidia] # Module name to load, defaults to Driver if empty or unset KernelDriver=nvidia-331-updates PMMethod=auto # colon-separated path to the nvidia libraries LibraryPath=/usr/lib/nvidia-331-updates:/usr/lib32/nvidia-331-updates # comma-separated path of the directory containing nvidia_drv.so and the # default Xorg modules path XorgModulePath=/usr/lib/nvidia-331-updates/xorg,/usr/lib/xorg/modules XorgConfFile=/etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia ## Section with nouveau driver specific options, only parsed if Driver=nouveau [driver-nouveau] KernelDriver=nouveau PMMethod=auto XorgConfFile=/etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nouveau
Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "Layout0" Option "AutoAddDevices" "false" Option "AutoAddGPU" "false" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "DiscreteNvidia" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" # If the X server does not automatically detect your VGA device, # you can manually set it here. # To get the BusID prop, run `lspci | egrep 'VGA|3D'` and input the data # as you see in the commented example. # This Setting may be needed in some platforms with more than one # nvidia card, which may confuse the proprietary driver (e.g., # trying to take ownership of the wrong device). Also needed on Ubuntu 13.04. # BusID "PCI:01:00:0" # Setting ProbeAllGpus to false prevents the new proprietary driver # instance spawned to try to control the integrated graphics card, # which is already being managed outside bumblebee. # This option doesn't hurt and it is required on platforms running # more than one nvidia graphics card with the proprietary driver. # (E.g. Macbook Pro pre-2010 with nVidia 9400M + 9600M GT). # If this option is not set, the new Xorg may blacken the screen and # render it unusable (unless you have some way to run killall Xorg). Option "ProbeAllGpus" "false" Option "NoLogo" "true" Option "UseEDID" "false" Option "UseDisplayDevice" "none" EndSection
Then I show you couple mystical things:
$ sudo /usr/sbin/bumblebeed -vv [ 4828.053052] [DEBUG]Found card: 01:00.0 (discrete) [ 4828.053093] [DEBUG]Found card: 00:02.0 (integrated) [ 4828.053103] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 4828.053656] [INFO]Configured driver: nvidia [ 4828.053678] [DEBUG]Skipping auto-detection, using configured driver 'nvidia ' [ 4828.053743] [DEBUG]bbswitch has been detected. [ 4828.053753] [INFO]Switching method 'bbswitch' is available and will be used. [ 4828.053762] [DEBUG]Active configuration: [ 4828.053770] [DEBUG] bumblebeed config file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 4828.053778] [DEBUG] X display: :8 [ 4828.053786] [DEBUG] LD_LIBRARY_PATH: [ 4828.053794] [DEBUG] Socket path: /var/run/bumblebee.socket [ 4828.053802] [DEBUG] pidfile: /var/run/bumblebeed.pid [ 4828.053810] [DEBUG] xorg.conf file: /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.DRIVER [ 4828.053818] [DEBUG] xorg.conf.d dir: /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.d [ 4828.053826] [DEBUG] ModulePath: [ 4828.053833] [DEBUG] GID name: bumblebee [ 4828.053841] [DEBUG] Power method: auto [ 4828.053849] [DEBUG] Stop X on exit: 1 [ 4828.053857] [DEBUG] Driver: nvidia [ 4828.053865] [DEBUG] Driver module: nvidia [ 4828.053872] [DEBUG] Card shutdown state: 1 [ 4828.054045] [DEBUG]Process /sbin/modprobe started, PID 3031. [ 4828.054143] [DEBUG]Hiding stderr for execution of /sbin/modprobe [ 4828.056711] [DEBUG]SIGCHILD received, but wait failed with No child processes [ 4828.056777] [ERROR]Module 'nvidia ' is not found.
$ sudo /usr/sbin/bumblebeed -vv --driver nvidia [ 4742.214895] [DEBUG]Found card: 01:00.0 (discrete) [ 4742.214970] [DEBUG]Found card: 00:02.0 (integrated) [ 4742.215000] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 4742.215609] [INFO]Configured driver: nvidia [ 4742.215660] [DEBUG]Skipping auto-detection, using configured driver 'nvidia' [ 4742.215885] [DEBUG]Process /sbin/modprobe started, PID 3023. [ 4742.215981] [DEBUG]Hiding stderr for execution of /sbin/modprobe [ 4742.218520] [DEBUG]SIGCHILD received, but wait failed with No child processes [ 4742.218667] [DEBUG]bbswitch has been detected. [ 4742.218730] [INFO]Switching method 'bbswitch' is available and will be used. [ 4742.218769] [DEBUG]Active configuration: [ 4742.218805] [DEBUG] bumblebeed config file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf [ 4742.218834] [DEBUG] X display: :8 [ 4742.218871] [DEBUG] LD_LIBRARY_PATH: /usr/lib/nvidia-331-updates:/usr/lib32/nvidia-331-updates [ 4742.218908] [DEBUG] Socket path: /var/run/bumblebee.socket [ 4742.218949] [DEBUG] pidfile: /var/run/bumblebeed.pid [ 4742.218981] [DEBUG] xorg.conf file: /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia [ 4742.219010] [DEBUG] xorg.conf.d dir: /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.d [ 4742.219040] [DEBUG] ModulePath: /usr/lib/nvidia-331-updates/xorg,/usr/lib/xorg/modules [ 4742.219074] [DEBUG] GID name: bumblebee [ 4742.219102] [DEBUG] Power method: auto [ 4742.219136] [DEBUG] Stop X on exit: 1 [ 4742.219172] [DEBUG] Driver: nvidia [ 4742.219202] [DEBUG] Driver module: nvidia-331-updates [ 4742.219238] [DEBUG] Card shutdown state: 1 [ 4742.219431] [DEBUG]Process /sbin/modprobe started, PID 3024. [ 4742.219517] [DEBUG]Hiding stderr for execution of /sbin/modprobe [ 4742.221990] [DEBUG]SIGCHILD received, but wait failed with No child processes [ 4742.222054] [DEBUG]Configuration test passed. [ 4742.222937] [INFO]/usr/sbin/bumblebeed 3.2.1 started [ 4742.223214] [INFO]Switching dedicated card OFF [bbswitch] [ 4742.404703] [INFO]Initialization completed - now handling client requests
And it's work!
I can't understand why first command isn't workable. In bumblebee.conf "driver" value is "nvidia". Why in first command it trying load driver module "nvidia" instead "nvidia-331-updates"? Both command must be workable or not. Together. How to solve this issue?