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    Nvidia BumbleBee Nvidia Driver Problem Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

    Hi,
    I have a Dell laptop with Nvidia and Intel graphics cards. I have followed the instructions below to install BumbleBee on a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 32Bit

    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

    After I reboot I go to terminal and type 'optirun firefox'

    Firefox launches but I get this error in the terminal.

    (process:2370): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion `sys_page_size == 0' failed

    Would anyone be able to help please?

    Many thanks

    Peter Jones

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    Re: Nvidia BumbleBee Nvidia Driver Problem Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

    I assume you have nvidia optimus... If you have older PC you don't need bumblebee...

    Try uninstalling your drivers and install version 319

    Code:
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
    
    sudo apt-get update
    
    
    sudo apt-get remove bumblebee-nvidia nvidia-current nvidia-settings
    
    
    sudo apt-get install bumblebee-nvidia nvidia-319 nvidia-settings-319
    then edit bumblebee.conf

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf
    and change the values so they look like this:

    Code:
    Driver=nvidia
    KernelDriver=nvidia-319
    LibraryPath=/usr/lib/nvidia-319:/usr/lib32/nvidia-319
    XorgModulePath=/usr/lib/nvidia-319/xorg,/usr/lib/xorg/modules
    reboot and run nvidia control panel
    Code:
    optirun nvidia-settings -c :8
    hope it helps... if not post your nvidia card version...
    Last edited by dankojoffrey; September 17th, 2013 at 11:13 PM.

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    Re: Nvidia BumbleBee Nvidia Driver Problem Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

    Hi,

    Many thanks for the quick reply. The card is an 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 650M on a recent Dell 17R. I will give your guidance a go and let you know how I get on.

    Are they reasons why the standard install did not work?

    Best wishes

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    Re: Nvidia BumbleBee Nvidia Driver Problem Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

    Hi Again,

    Thanks for your help. I changed the code to:

    Code:
    ## Section with nouveau driver specific options, only parsed if Driver=nvidia
    [driver-nouveau]
    KernelDriver=nvidia-319
    PMMethod=auto
    XorgModulePath=/usr/lib/nvidia-319/xorg,/usr/lib/xorg/modules

    Can I safely delete the 'CODE][driver-nouveau][/CODE] section from the above code?

    Just one other question. When I go Nvidia Settings with:

    Code:
    optirun nvidia-settings -c :8
    The screen shows the display is only 640 x 480 which it most certainly is not. If I go to settings and displays it correct shows the display at 1920 x 1080 (16:9)

    If I do a 'optirun firefox'

    I get this error in the terminal still:
    Code:
    (process:3028): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion `sys_page_size == 0' failed
    I have tried this browser test and I get the same score with and without the optirun command:

    http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/Pe...g/Default.html


    I enclose screen shots of both

    Thanks again for your help.

    Peter Jones

    Screenshot from 2013-09-17 21:07:53.pngScreenshot from 2013-09-17 21:12:00.png
    Last edited by jonesyp; September 17th, 2013 at 09:25 PM.

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    Re: Nvidia BumbleBee Nvidia Driver Problem Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

    sorry, I wasn't specific... you edited the section ​about nouveau driver options... that's not right...

    so first you edit the section about what driver to choose and change value Driver=nvidia exactly like here:
    HTML Code:
    # 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
    Make sure the driver used by bumblebee is nvidia!!!
    Lines with # doesn't matter... they are just comments... important are lines without #...

    then at the end of the file there are two sections - section about nvidia driver and section about nouveau driver...

    nvidia section looks like this:
    HTML Code:
    ## 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-319
    PMMethod=auto
    # colon-separated path to the nvidia libraries
    LibraryPath=/usr/lib/nvidia-319:/usr/lib32/nvidia-319
    # comma-separated path of the directory containing nvidia_drv.so and the
    # default Xorg modules path
    XorgModulePath=/usr/lib/nvidia-319/xorg,/usr/lib/xorg/modules
    XorgConfFile=/etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia
    then there is a section about nouveau driver... Please correct it and make it look like this:
    HTML Code:
    ## Section with nouveau driver specific options, only parsed if Driver=nouveau
    [driver-nouveau]
    KernelDriver=nouveau
    PMMethod=auto
    XorgConfFile=/etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nouveau
    Make sure this sections of the are correct, then reboot the PC and try running optirun command...
    Last edited by dankojoffrey; September 17th, 2013 at 11:14 PM.

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    Re: Nvidia BumbleBee Nvidia Driver Problem Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

    Thanks for the detailed reply. I have run glxgears and can see the difference when I use optirun

    The only remaining issue is that Nvidia settings still says 640 x 480. Please see the image on the earlier post.

    I have shared the bumblebee.conf file via UbuntuOne

    http://ubuntuone.com/0MKvULuLHt8z4fUdxokOnR

    I have to apologise as one of the issues I mentioned

    (process:2370): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion `sys_page_size == 0' failed'

    Seems to actually be a Firefox issue and nothing to do with this issue:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...x/+bug/1160569

    Kind regards

    Peter
    Last edited by jonesyp; September 18th, 2013 at 06:09 PM.

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    Re: Nvidia BumbleBee Nvidia Driver Problem Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

    I looked at your file, the sections about the drivers seems to be fine, but you still haven't changed first section about which driver to select
    HTML Code:
    Driver=
    
    change to
    
    Drive=nvidia
    see attached screenshot... this will make sure that when you use optirun it's gonna use nvidia driver...

    The resolution in your nvidia control center screenshot is not an issue... that's not a resolution of your laptop screen... that setting is only important if you use external monitor...
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    Re: Nvidia BumbleBee Nvidia Driver Problem Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

    Very many thanks,

    Peter

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    Re: Nvidia BumbleBee Nvidia Driver Problem Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop

    You're welcome... Glad to help...

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