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#1 2013-11-04 22:15:28

Kaonashi
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Registered: 2012-12-11
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Bumblebee with offical NVIDIA drivers, on alienware m14x

I'm having some trouble getting bumblebee to work with the offical NVIDIA drivers on my alienware m14x. When ever i try to optirun something, i get the error message

Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0.

and my laptop reboots. I had no luck getting the nouveau drivers working either.

bumblebee.conf:

# 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/primus:/usr/lib32/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
PMMethod=auto
# colon-separated path to the nvidia libraries
LibraryPath=/usr/lib/nvidia:/usr/lib32/nvidia
# comma-separated path of the directory containing nvidia_drv.so and the
# default Xorg modules path
XorgModulePath=/usr/lib/nvidia/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

xorg.conf.nvidia:

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

I also wouldn't mind running the NVIDIA GPU 24/7, however i could never get that to work either. Help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 2013-11-05 15:18:26

Dheart
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From: Sofia, Bulgaria
Registered: 2006-10-26
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Re: Bumblebee with offical NVIDIA drivers, on alienware m14x

I'm running Alienware m14 (2013) and I don't have any problems. Could you post the output of
optirun -vv glxgears

If your laptop reboots save the output somewhere:

optirun -vv glxgears &> temp


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#3 2013-11-06 18:36:50

Kaonashi
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Registered: 2012-12-11
Posts: 26

Re: Bumblebee with offical NVIDIA drivers, on alienware m14x

here is the output of optirun -vv glxgears & > temp

[ 1779.743030] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf
[ 1779.743388] [INFO]Configured driver: nvidia
[ 1779.743701] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.2.1 starting...
[ 1779.743736] [DEBUG]Active configuration:
[ 1779.743748] [DEBUG] bumblebeed config file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf
[ 1779.743757] [DEBUG] X display: :8
[ 1779.743765] [DEBUG] LD_LIBRARY_PATH: /usr/lib/nvidia:/usr/lib32/nvidia
[ 1779.743774] [DEBUG] Socket path: /var/run/bumblebee.socket
[ 1779.743782] [DEBUG] Accel/display bridge: auto
[ 1779.743790] [DEBUG] VGL Compression: proxy
[ 1779.743798] [DEBUG] VGLrun extra options: 
[ 1779.743806] [DEBUG] Primus LD Path: /usr/lib/primus:/usr/lib32/primus
[ 1779.743871] [DEBUG]Using auto-detected bridge virtualgl

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#4 2013-11-08 14:15:39

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From: Sofia, Bulgaria
Registered: 2006-10-26
Posts: 943

Re: Bumblebee with offical NVIDIA drivers, on alienware m14x

Ehm, sorry I've told you to use wrong piping...

Do a
optirun -vv glxgears > temp

What worked for me was to rebuild all nvidia packages manually (nvidia, nvidia-utils, etc)

Last edited by Dheart (2013-11-08 14:16:39)


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