I installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my new laptop and while everything works great (save for the wifi card but that's a completely different matter) I'm having some trouble getting Bumblebee to run.
I followed the guide on this thread to install it and everything seemed to be well but when I try to test it out running
optirun glxsheres I get the following error message:
[ 1465.129240] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver
[ 1465.129265] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled.
I know there are an awful lot of threads about this error and I went through several (specially this one and 3 others but I lack the reputation to post the links xD) trying out the solutions posted there to no luck.
Some hardware info:
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 1102 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 46 Memory at f6400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M] Memory at d0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] I/O ports at f000 [size=64] Expansion ROM at [disabled] Capabilities:  MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit- Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2 Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features Kernel driver in use: i915
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 13d9 (rev a1) Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 1102 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16 Memory at f5000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M] Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M] I/O ports at e000 [size=128] Expansion ROM at f6000000 [disabled] [size=512K] Capabilities:  Power Management version 3 Capabilities:  MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+ Capabilities:  Express Endpoint, MSI 00 Capabilities:  Virtual Channel Capabilities:  Latency Tolerance Reporting Capabilities:  L1 PM Substates Capabilities:  Power Budgeting Capabilities:  Advanced Error Reporting Capabilities:  Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 Capabilities:  #19
Not sure if it's okay or not but shouldn't the exact nvidia model be displayed there? GTX 965.
Any idea/input/whatever that I could try? Thanks. Dunno what info might be needed so just ask.
Edit: Updating some info after my latest attempt to make everything run.
lspci -v | less:
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 13d9 (rev ff) (prog-if ff) !!! Unknown header type 7f
I'm pretty sure that's not good but I installed Witched 2 through steam, set it to run using
primusrun and I see the LED indicator on the laptop switch to indicate the dedicated VGA being in use and the game seems to run as smoothly as I can expect such a heavy game to run with everything set to ultra.