I have a Dell Inspiron N7110 running Ubuntu 12.10. I followed the instructions to install ubuntu & bumblebee on my computer in this thread from the user mikrus: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11647449

Now I have vmware workstation installed and I'd like to enable 3d acceleration on my virtual machines. In order to do so though I have to install primus but I know that I need bumblebee fully working first since primus works with that. Unfortunately though when I run in a terminal: optirun glxspheres

I get: [ 210.844645] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0. Please

[ 210.844683] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled.

Does this mean bumblebee is installed incorrectly? And if so (or if something else is installed incorrectly), how do I fix it?


Fixed it!

Originally I had this in my boot parameters which isn't compatible with Bumblebee: pci=noacpi

So to fix this I just replaced it with: acpi_backlight=vendor

For those that forgot how to update their grub boot parameters permanently do: sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

Then add the parameter so it's: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor"

Lastly do: sudo update-grub sudo reboot

Also if you get a different error saying something along the lines of the nvidia module not being installed do: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current

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