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Bumblebee is refusing to work due to unable to finding the nvidia kernel module (I think) but I do have others.

junke@1215N:~$ modprobe nv # tab tab :)
nvidia-current  nvidiafb        nvram           nv_tco

Should I just create a symlink to nvidia-current (and where?) or will this make matters worse?

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It looks like you've installed the PPA version from ppa:mj-casalogic/Bumblebee. You're possibly seeing something like:

FATAL: Error inserting nvidia_current (.../nvidia-current.ko): No such device

This is caused by executing ACPI methods in the wrong order which messes up the PCI configuration space and thereby confusing the machine. Therefore, acpi_call has been removed from Bumblebee 3.0 since there is a better alternative for nvidia Optimus laptops.

For installation instructions of Bumblebee, see How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work?

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nope the nvidia-current is there and your link is 404 I did use the repos stable and bumblebee is installed –  PvdL Aug 18 '11 at 20:37
    
"the repos stable", did you mean ppa:mj-casalogic/bumblebee or ppa:bumblebee/stable? Could you add the output of lspci -vvnn -d10de: to your question (no need to run it with sudo)? –  Lekensteyn Aug 18 '11 at 20:43
    
Had some mix up, the nvidia-current is there and I did use the caselogic repro for bumblebee, the libjpeg-turbo and virtualgl are now from stable there were not before but still the same err. lspci -> 04:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation Device [10de:0a76] (rev ff) (prog-if ff) !!! Unknown header type 7f –  PvdL Aug 18 '11 at 20:57
    
So your card is disabled. As you can read here, you're recommended to remove Bumblebee from the mj-casalogic and wait until the stable version is released. You can follow us on twitter.com/Team_Bumblebee for news. –  Lekensteyn Aug 18 '11 at 21:05
    
with the one from mj-caselogic it would just enabled give a dot and disable again. I've added the project on twitter :) Thanks for your support. –  PvdL Aug 18 '11 at 21:07
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