Install Bumblebee on Linux Mint 17

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  1. Thibault Truffert says:


    First of all, I’d like to thank you for this really synthetic tutorial. Running vblank_mode=0 glxgears, I get a really high FPS. But I still have an issue here. When I run optirun or primusrun, I get following errors :

    with primus :
    primus: fatal: Bumblebee daemon reported: error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0. Please

    with optirun :

    [ 481.216320] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU – error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0. Please

    [ 481.216394] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled.

    What is surprising is my computer starts to get noisy after I run those commands. Can’t figure out what’s going on.

  2. Thibault Truffert says:

    Thank you for your answer. I think I’ve done the step 4 just fine and so I have done what you suggested.
    Here is the link :

    Oh and… thank you again 🙂

  3. Thibault Truffert says:

    Wow, that is a fast answer… shame on me, here is the working link

  4. Thibault Truffert says:

    Arguing that ubuntu is not mint (they got on my nerves on that one) the askubuntu topic was closed. I openened an other topic here :

    I don’t know if you’re registered there but just in case…

  5. Rob says:

    Thank you so much for this write up!!! I was really struggling to get this working and had spent about 30x what you did — still without success. Again, thanks!

  6. Jorge says:


    Muchas gracias por el tutorial, Funcionó. No sé ingles pero fuiste lo bastante claro para poder hacer paso a paso lo que explicabas. Gracias

  7. Calan says:

    When I open the config file there is absolutely nothing in there, I can’t edit anything because there’s nothing to edit?

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