The previous methods i have used to set up Bumblebee on 13.10 based distributions is not working under
Ubuntu 14.04 . How can I set up
Bumblebee GUI in
Ubuntu 14.04 ?
To install bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.04, run these commands in terminal
Now you have to install
Install Python App Indicator:
Make a directory for git:
Check out the repository:
Go to Startup Applications and add
I just install the NVIDIA GTX880M from my ASUS ROG G750JZ via this url (french site) Ubuntu FR forum
For unity 8 in Ubuntu
After reboot, you can see the logo from intel or nvidia in your system bar indicator and you can switch between both of them.
You can test your video card speed with glxgears.
If you encounter the problem with prime like an empty popup error in nvidia-settings panel you can see the bug in Launch Pad 1310023. I have encounter a similar problem and I can correct them with that:
then reboot and see if it works
I have been facing the same issue for quite some time. I had to reference many article online however I never got any help. So I wrote a blog post of my own and I got very positive response. Many people haver confirmed that the post was helpful. I have refined the blog post to make it even easier to use. One could easily just copy and paste the commands from the blog and It works fine.
I have a Lennovo Z5070 Laptop with an Nvidia 820M and I have tested the solution many times by Installing various versions of Ubuntu 14.04 14.10 and now 15.04. I just wanted to share how I got the issue fixed.
Basically Installing Bumblebee with Nvidia is the trickiest with Ubuntu because of the way Bumblebee works as a Technology. Ideally Just Installing the Software should have been enough.
It is enough if you are using the Nvidia-CUrrent Drivers which are at version 304 I guess. However if you are installing other version you need help for sure. That is where the below blog post can help.
One of my previous Posts got deleted because the Compete solution was not posted. However I am not a jerk or some spammer. Below is the 100% Technical Details of Implementing the solution.
The official Repository of Ubuntu has only old and dated drivers. I don't use that myself and would suggest you do the same if you want the latest Nvidia Driver without any problems.
1) First step after installing Ubuntu is to install all updates. You may use the software updater or simply run
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
2) Add the Xorg-edgers ppa using
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa and then sudo apt-get update
3) Run sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
This is the most Important step. If you miss this you will see a black screen after reboot. Please do this as we are using the xorg-edgers ppa. We need to ensure all packags required for bumblebee and nvidia are taken from the ppa.
4) Now Install bumblebee and Nvidia drivers using
sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus nvidia-349
5) Add the current user to the bumblebee security group.
sudo gpasswd -a $USER bumblebee
for Ubuntu 15.04 only you need to manually enable to bumblebee daemon using
sudo systemctl enable bumblebeed
6) This will take care of the Installing the required software on your system. We need to configure it.
I can assure you if you followed these steps so far then configuring should be a breeze.
We start by enabling bbswitch and intel i915 Driver.
7) sudo gedit /etc/modules
Ubuntu 15.04 the file is /etc/modules-load.d/modules.conf
add these two lines to it
8) Edit the bumblebee configuration file.
sudo gedit /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf
In addition to this there is another file that needs to edited.
9) sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/bumblebee.conf
Add the below lineto end.
Now you may reboot. After reboot.
sudo apt-get install mesa-utils if mesa-utils is not already installed.
primusrun glxinfo | grep OpenGL
This should tell you that nvidia-349.16 driver in use.
Please note that nvidia-349 is the latest driver at the time of writng this.
I can assure you that this solution works. Regards Rajat Pandita
I will dare to not to answer the question directly but, to provide an alternate way. I made a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 last week, after it was released.
And I just followed the steps described here
For short I just followed these steps:
Even though there is a newer driver available, the last version of nvidia-settings is 319, so I followed the exact steps, but make sure you read the complete article as other steps are suggested in case of errors.
Bumblebee is not working for at least some people on 14.04. If that is your situation you can use the nvidia-prime package as decribed in another answer here: Getting hybrid graphics to work nvidia-prime GT650M