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bumblebee failing after update

asked 2013-07-22 19:29:25 -0500

eduardomezencio gravatar image

I'm using bumblebee with nvidia drivers in Fedora 19. Everything was working just fine, (well, amost... and there's a reason why I'm not using nouveau but my karma is insufficient to post links [and I think requiring karma for this is stupid], so, please, just believe me). After an update today, these packages were updated:

primus-0.6.07202013-1.fc19.x86_64             Mon 22 Jul 2013 05:50:57 BRT
primus-0.6.07202013-1.fc19.i686               Mon 22 Jul 2013 05:51:33 BRT
bumblebee-nvidia-310.51-2.fc19.x86_64         Mon 22 Jul 2013 05:51:18 BRT

Now bubmblebee stopped working. It gives this message:

optirun glxspheres 
[ 4082.170537] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

[ 4082.170569] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled.

Is there a way to solve this without downgrading (I don't even know how to downgrade, but I don't think that's the solution)? Maybe the update messed with some configuration file, but I don't know if I'm right about this and I don't know what or where to look for. I appreciate any help.

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answered 2013-07-23 05:35:14 -0500

Hi, I have the same issue as you, however following your steps (reinstall everything that has to do with bumblebee) did not help, still the same error message. Is this all you did, or did you try something else?

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HI, this isn't an answer. Please try a comment under the question; I'm going to come back and delete this soon.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2013-07-23 12:09:44 -0500 )edit

answered 2013-07-23 01:16:41 -0500

eduardomezencio gravatar image

Answering myself because maybe this can help someone. I don't know what was the problem exactly, but it was solved by reinstalling everything related to bumblebee. I did:

(as root)
yum reinstall bbswitch bumblebee
yum reinstall bumblebee-nvidia
yum reinstall primus

Note that, at first, I tried to reinstall only bumblebee and the nvidia driver, but after that gnome would not launch at boot. I had to use the terminal to reinstall primus so everything would work as it did before.

Well, nothing I did make much sense to me, but if someone do have the same problem when applying those updates I hope this can be of any help.

I really love Fedora, but my experience with it is not being that one everybody talk about in terms of stability. Every now and then I have this kind of problem, but maybe this is all about the nvidia drivers. I hope I can get a computer with AMD graphics in the near future...

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