I have a nvidia geforche 825M graphics card (Optimus) and an Intel integrated graphics card. So I purged every installed nvidia driver (I tried to get a driver directly from nvidia to work, but didn't worked out) and installed nvidia-343, bumblebee and bumblebee-nvidia. I changed the bumblebee.conf to this:
# 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-343 PMMethod=auto # colon-separated path to the nvidia libraries LibraryPath=/usr/lib/nvidia-343:/usr/lib32/nvidia-343 # comma-separated path of the directory containing nvidia_drv.so and the # default Xorg modules path XorgModulePath=/usr/lib/nvidia-343/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
The xorg.conf.nvidia file looks like this
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
So if I run
than I get this error:
primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0. Please
Next I checked xorg.0.log
grep -e '(EE)' /var/log/Xorg.0.log (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown. [ 6.175] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0) [ 6.178] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0) [ 6.180] (EE) [drm] KMS not enabled
I googled a lot and tried nearly everything, like deleting .conf and reinstalling but nothing seems to help. Any ideas? Bumblebee FAQ and other sites did not help me.
Thanks in advance.
EDIT: nouveau is blacklisted.
EDIT2: I think I nailed down the problem...
if I check
NO NVIDIA driver shows up! I tried to reinstall the driver but it did not changed anything. :( why is there no NVIDIA driver? and how to fix this?
EDIT3: copying the nvidia_drv.so from the nvidia-343 folder also doesn't solve it. Running this
sudo update-alternatives --config x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf Selection Path Priority Status ------------------------------------------------------------ 0 /usr/lib/nvidia-343/ld.so.conf 8604 auto mode 1 /usr/lib/nvidia-343-prime/ld.so.conf 8603 manual mode 2 /usr/lib/nvidia-343/ld.so.conf 8604 manual mode * 3 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/mesa/ld.so.conf 500 manual mode
and changing to "0" doesn't work either. After reboot back to "3".
EDIT4: Really looks like that ONLY the nvidia-331.49 driver is supporting my graphics card. I'll try again with this one. If I'm wrong please correct me.