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optirun crashes xorg-x11-server

asked 2013-07-11 20:10:35 -0500

eduardomezencio gravatar image

updated 2014-09-29 00:03:57 -0500

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I'm trying to install bumblebee in Fedora 19 64-bit for some time now, and I'm having some problems. When I'm using proprietary drivers, every time I run something with optirun it runs alright but I get an error message when closing the application (actually, when I'm running a full screen game and Alt+Tab, it crashes and give the same error message):

xorg-x11-server crashed

Process /usr/bin/Xorg was killed by signal 6 (SIGABRT)

Your problem seems to be caused by NVIDIA driver

The NVIDIA graphics drivers are proprietary, and many kernel developers consider this driver to violate the GPL license of the kernel. Fedora does not include proprietary software.

Fedora Suggests: Consider using the free and Nouveau driver instead or use a graphics adapter from Intel or AMD or any other manufacturer that provides full specifications and/or source code.

When I try to use optirun with the Nouveau driver instead, the problem is worse, because it does not even start. It gives me this strange message:

[ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) Failed to load module "mouse" (module does not exist, 0)

I have tried a lot of solutions that I found in forums, but none seems to work. Actually I haven't found anyone with this exact problem.. hope someone here can help

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answered 2013-07-11 21:06:02 -0500

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The functioning of bumblebee with nouveau depends on the hardware you're using. Nouveau is still under heavy development, and it doesn't provide all features for all hardware yet. I couldn't get bumblebee to work with my nvidia hardware at all. I got the same error and didn't bother to run it down. As far as I remember bumblebee suggests using the proprietary driver. However, as a result, it's difficult to debug since this driver is closed source. Try checking the xorg logs at /var/log/Xorg.0.log etc., for any hints on what's breaking. If there's nothing there, your best bet is bumblebee's issue tracker on their github page.

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Thanks for the info! I will try to check bumblebee's issue tracker, then

eduardomezencio gravatar imageeduardomezencio ( 2013-07-12 12:31:57 -0500 )edit

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