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Bumblebee stopped working on my system after upgrading to stable version of Ubuntu 14.04.

DUring installation I get this error rmmod: ERROR: Module nouveau is in use

Setting up bumblebee (3.2.1-90~trustyppa1) ...
Selecting 01:00:0 as discrete nvidia card. If this is incorrect,
edit the BusID line in /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nouveau .
bumblebeed start/running, process 11133
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu4.1) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-3.14.1-031401-generic
Setting up bumblebee-nvidia (3.2.1-90~trustyppa1) ...
Selecting 01:00:0 as discrete nvidia card. If this is incorrect,
edit the BusID line in /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia
rmmod: ERROR: Module nouveau is in use
bumblebeed start/running, process 18284

It says nouveau is in use. I checked the loaded modules

 lsmod | grep nouveau
nouveau              1097199  1 
mxm_wmi                13021  1 nouveau
ttm                    85115  1 nouveau
i2c_algo_bit           13413  2 i915,nouveau
drm_kms_helper         52758  2 i915,nouveau
drm                   302817  7 ttm,i915,drm_kms_helper,nouveau
wmi                    19177  3 dell_wmi,mxm_wmi,nouveau
video                  19476  2 i915,nouveau

However, I have nouveau in my blacklist

cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf | grep nouveau
blacklist nouveau
blacklist lbm-nouveau
alias nouveau off
alias lbm-nouveau off

My grub is also set to nomodeset

cat /etc/default/grub  | grep nomodeset
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="nomodeset quiet splash"

My graphics card is nvidia optimus

lspci | grep -i vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 18)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218M [GeForce 310M] (rev ff)

I've raised a bug in launchpad: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1327598

Note: Nvidia-prime is working for me (partially). Frequent mouse locks. Interestingly, bumblebee works perfectly fine on my fedora 20 partition on this same laptop.

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Ubuntu has support for Nvidia Optimus out of the box via a solution that works a lot faster than Bumblebee. It is done using the "nvidia-prime" package which is a native solution to switch between Nvidia or Intel graphics.

To use it however, you need the Nvidia Proprietary drivers. (just look for them in the additional drivers tab in Ubuntu). Once installed, look for "Nvidia PRIME" in the Nvidia Settings manager.

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That is absolutely wrong. Ubuntu does not support optimus "out of the box". Nvidia-prime is not installed by default. Plus unlike bumblebee, you have to logout and log back in. –  Ubuntuser Jun 5 at 14:52
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