Bumblebee is bumbling and broke, can't access GPU

openSUSE Factory x64

Followed wiki SDB instructions, everything checked out until attempting to run anything.

roger@VAIO:~> optirun glxspheres
  761.124733] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver

  761.124807] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled.

This being about Factory, it will be moved to Pre-release/Beta and is CLOSED for the moment.

Moved from Laptop and open again.

Don’t know if beta and bumblebee are copacetic yet. It is beta you understand.

The biggest problem I have seen is that people try to install the normal NVIDA driver then try bumblebee. This will not work you must either not install the normal drivers or be sure to totally remove the normal drivers before you follow the bumblebee instructions. If you mix things nothing will work.

Another option on some machines is to turn the Intel/NVIDIA chip off and only run with one or the other. THis only works on machines with that options in the BIOS

I used the factory-made driver package. Also, I don’t understand how Factory is considered a pre-release or beta when it isn’t the same packages as 13.2 and is being billed as yet another rolling release.

Well it is the place the beta is built sorry even so it is NOT 13.1 which is the latest release

Did you use the bumblebee version of the NVIDIA drivers. It is very important that the normal version is not used since it mods mesa and breaks the Intel driver. Also very important that if the regualre NVIDA was installed all traces are removed before you install bumblebee version

Note factory is the place where new stuff is built and may be in a broken state. It is the factory. As to it being the rolling release I don’t think it is quite there yet but looks to be the direction things are moving.

Yeah, I used the NVidia from Bumblebroke repo.

I don’t know then it may be the packages are just not up to the beta level yet. Some projects lag a bit.

And again Factory is beta. Ok there is now a separate beta and factory is moving on but factory is almost always unstable since things are in constant flux. Factory snapshots are now used to freeze a hopefully stable state.

It’s hard to decide if there is a problem with bumblebee or nvidia-bumblebee, bumblebee doesn’t even work with nouveau, which it should. And all this seems to be caused by the absence of /dev/dri/card1, which should be created on an Optimus system, with or without bumblebee, but isn’t. Anyone got an idea how to fix that?

I have the same problem on a fresh install of OpenSUSE 13.2 done yesterday. All updates are applied.

If I install only nvidia-bumblebee I can successfully run modprobe nvidia.

If I try to do this after installing bumblebee with all dependencies I get this error message:
modprobe: ERROR: could not insert ‘nvidia’: No such device

As the error message you show is NOT mentioned in this old thread, it is NOT the same problem.

Posting this at the end of an old thread will not draw the attention of people looking for new threads where they can help. Thus you will not draw the best attention to your problem.

You use openSUSE 13.2, which is a supported release and this is in the PreRelease/Beta forum.

So better start a new thread for your problem in the best fitting forum (probably Install/Boot/Login), with a title that advertises the highlights of your problem to the public here and of course with a good description.

This thread will be CLOSED.