5 years ago
My first tutorial - hope it helps somebody. Please let me know if I need to correct the post.
PROBLEM: Hybrid card not recognized (which resulted in loud fan, insufficient drivers for software).
In LM 15 & 16 it was necessary to install x-swat and bumblebee respositories - this is not needed anymore, and it actually broke the system in my case.
As of LM 17 (June 2014) the solution is much simpler. Start with a fresh installation, update the system.
Follow the steps below - it appears that the order is important.
From Package Manager:
install bumblebee with bbswitch-dkms
install bumblebee-nvidia (the Manager will add a few dependecies - accept these as well)
From Driver Manager (accessible through Control Centre)
install recommended Nvidia 331 driver
To run software use i.e.:
work fine for me, thx for this procedure
I found that I had to install bumblebee as the installation's commands explained on the Bumblebee-project's home page...
Then with Mint 17, I had to install as you have written the driver nvidia 331 (in my case nvidia 331 updates works better).
Seems Bumblebee are becoming strange? or Mint 17 changed too much? with Mint Maya I got no problem for installing bumblebee, but I wasn't able to use it with Quiana...
This tuto worked for me! But I had installed bumblebee first in a terminal
sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus linux-headers-generic
chemicalfan - Did you edit that after installing all of the above?
I did hear that sometimes editing bumblebee.conf was necessary, it wasn't needed in my current configuration.
On my Sandy Bridge laptop with a Nvidia GT630M, in order to use nvidia-331 drivers, I had to edit /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf and replace paths that had "nvidia-current" with "nvidia-331", and set the Driver to "nvidia-331". But that was the only required change to get it working