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Apache14 Feb 10, 2013 @ 8:23am
If you are having issues with bumblebee and 313 beta drivers
I have been having huge issues with the nvidia 313 beta drivers working along side bumblebee. I kept getting the error "[ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) [drm] Could not set DRM device bus ID". I finally got it working so ill post here just in case its relevant to anyone else.

Requirements :- Ubuntu 12.10 and have a pre installed + working bumblebee setup with nvidia -current (this normal setup if you follow the ubuntu wiki)

1) add the xorg-edgers ppa (this contains the 313 beta drivers)
"sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa"

2) update source list
"sudo apt-get update"

3) install the 313 beta drivers
"sudo apt-get install nvidia-313"

4) add "blacklist nvidia-313" to /etc/modprobe.d/bumblebee.conf

5) edit /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf
5a) change "Driver=" to "Driver=nvidia"
5b) replace all instances of "nvidia-current" with "nvidia-313"

6) reboot and test with "optirun -vv glxgears"

This information has only been tested with Ubuntu 12.10 64bit but it is probably relevant to similer ditros as well

Hope this helps someone :D
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Apache14 Feb 10, 2013 @ 8:57am 
Also to fix primus for this

replace all instances of "nvidia-current" with "nvidia-313" in /usr/bin/primusrun
febLey Mar 2, 2013 @ 6:39am 
Alternatively you can symlink the Driver:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/nvidia-313/ /usr/lib/nvidia-current
sudo ln -s /usr/lib32/nvidia-313/ /usr/lib32/nvidia-current
Last edited by febLey; Mar 2, 2013 @ 6:39am
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