So I've installed 14.04 and after hours of working on it I finally got grub to work. I noticed during the live cds that my main monitor (powered by my nvidia card) wasn't working, and I figured that a proprietary driver install would fix it. It didn't. I also tried the nouveau driver, but to no avail. I understand I need to go to the nvidia-settings to enable the monitor, but I cannot get it to load anything but the options page and some other useless tab.
I remembered this issue back when I used to use my old laptop (I ran 12.04, and I would've had that on this PC sooner but I was waiting for 14.04), and I knew that running something like optirun -b primus glxgears would fix it, but it didn't. I get this message whenever I try to run something with optirun.
$ optirun -b primus glxgears [ 1041.451645] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the socket path /var/run/bumblebee.socket was incorrect. [ 1041.451662] [ERROR]Could not connect to bumblebee daemon - is it running?
I tried the steps listed here, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1960883 but I can't get the very first command to work, and the other solutions did not help either.
Does anyone know of a solution? Thanks.
Edit: I have also tried purging and reinstalling it, no difference.
Edit #2: I know this is a bit off topic, but if anyone knows of a way to make it to where you don't have to be root to access other drives, it would help tremendously.
Edit #3: I've tried doing as the first response has suggested, but it hasn't helped. You can view what we have tried in the comment section of that answer. I still don't have a solution, but the best thing I have to go on now would be to install a version of bumblebee 3.0 and behind. Anyone know how to do this?
Intel i7 4770k
MSI 780 Ti Gaming
16 Gigs Ram
256 Gig Samsung 840 Pro SSD and 1TB HDD for storage
Dual booting Windows 7 (or Winderp$ as I like to call it) and Ubuntu