Bumblebee will suddenly not start

Screen resolution, 3D Acceleration, nVidia, ATI
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

Bumblebee will suddenly not start

Postby Sesetamhet on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:09 pm

Hello, I am having problems with bumblebee, on my installation of Mint 14. Previously, everything worked exactly as it should. I had bumblebee, as well as primus, and they worked well. (I do some GPU programming) However, bumblebee wouldn't start on boot, so I had to start it with
Code: Select all
$ sudo service bumblebeed start

In my attempt to fix this (I'm not sure of everything I did), I seem to have broken bumblebee beyond repair. If I run the above command, I get a report saying bumblebee has started:
Code: Select all
bumblebeed start/running, process 20882
, however, if I then try to use it:
Code: Select all
$ optirun glxgears
[ 4494.795263] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the socket path /var/run/bumblebee.socket was incorrect.
[ 4494.795330] [ERROR]Could not connect to bumblebee daemon - is it running?

And if I try to run just
Code: Select all
$ bumblebeed
[ 4558.829788] [ERROR]No discrete video card found, quitting

It claims no video card exists. I have however, not changed my drivers at all from when it worked. I have tried multiple reinstalls of bumblebee, bumblebee-nvidia, my linux headers, but nothing seems to have any impact. Any ideas?

Thank you!
Sesetamhet
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Tue May 26, 2009 2:20 am

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: Bumblebee will suddenly not start

Postby barcinka on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:14 pm

Same problem, started only a week ago, before that everything was alright.
Linux Mint 15 Cinnamon 64 bit.
barcinka
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 6
Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2013 11:02 am
Location: Slovakia

Re: Bumblebee will suddenly not start

Postby chico3001 on Sat Mar 16, 2013 1:46 pm

Same problem, Yesterday i purge and reinstalled bumblebee everithing was working fine, but now that i turn on my computer it's broken again...

I think its searching for /var/cat/bumblebee.socket but is nowhere to be found on my computer...
chico3001
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:48 pm
Location: Mexico DF

Re: Bumblebee will suddenly not start

Postby DrHu on Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:32 pm

For later nvidia cards (optimus ), the development version which you would have to compile from source may work..
http://bumblebee-project.org/install.html
https://launchpad.net/~hybrid-graphics-linux
--you may have to include your login name in the bumblebee group, useradd or GUI version of account control for your desktop..
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/495
--mint forum responses, nvidia optimus card

But I would check an install guide to see what you may have to do.
User avatar
DrHu
Level 16
Level 16
 
Posts: 6794
Joined: Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:20 pm

Re: Bumblebee will suddenly not start

Postby bimsebasse on Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:24 pm

So I'm not alone - this happens to me as well.

Try:
sudo bumblebeed --daemon

(the "d" in "bumblebeed" is not a typo)

This gets things going it seems, though it's not working quite as well as it did before. If anyone finds a proper solution, please report back in here :)
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
User avatar
bimsebasse
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1709
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:21 am
Location: Scandinavia

Re: Bumblebee will suddenly not start

Postby bimsebasse on Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:57 am

Well, it actually works sort of OK for me (starting the daemon). It has to be done at each system startup (adding the command to Startup Applications didn't help, can't be arsed to make a bash script), and my laptop is never completely silent as it was before, but I'm able to reach the same low CPU temperature (ca. 47 degrees with the daemon activated, ca. 58 degrees without). The temperature drop must indicate that starting the daemon means you switch to integrated graphics.
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
User avatar
bimsebasse
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1709
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:21 am
Location: Scandinavia

Re: Bumblebee will suddenly not start

Postby chico3001 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:31 am

Seems its affecting after upgrading to 3.1 and only on MIN 13/14:

https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bu ... issues/337

Seems that the workaround is edit /etc/init/bumblebeed.conf

Find:
Code: Select all
start on    (login-session-start or desktop-session-start)
stop on     (desktop-shutdown)


Replace with:
Code: Select all
start on    (runlevel [2345])
stop on     (runlevel [016])


It worked for me... :D
chico3001
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:48 pm
Location: Mexico DF

Re: Bumblebee will suddenly not start

Postby bimsebasse on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:57 pm

Worked here too, nice!

... though I now miss hearing my laptop calm down after manually starting the daemon :)
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
User avatar
bimsebasse
Level 7
Level 7
 
Posts: 1709
Joined: Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:21 am
Location: Scandinavia

Re: Bumblebee will suddenly not start

Postby GSimpson on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:46 am

I had the problem too with the upgrade to 3.1
[ 408.406586] [ERROR]The Bumblebee daemon has not been started yet or the socket path /var/run/bumblebee.socket was incorrect.
[ 408.406665] [ERROR]Could not connect to bumblebee daemon - is it running?
I found this solution that has got the optirun glxspheres running fine again.
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1178 ... er-upgrade

sudo apt-get build-dep bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia
sudo apt-get build-dep nvidia-current
sudo apt-get install bumblebee --reinstall

Now test with.....
optirun glxspheres
Ran fine for me.

EDIT: Well up until I rebooted machine and back to problem. So not a permenant solution.


EDIT: edit /etc/init/bumblebeed.conf worked for me too.
ACER Aspire 5750G laptop
Intel i7 - 2630QM 2GHz
Linux Mint 16 64 bit Cinnamon
8GB ram

Graphics NVidia Optimus
NVidia GeForce GT 540M (1760MB)
Runs using Bumblebee
GSimpson
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Wed May 18, 2011 6:36 pm

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Graphic Cards & Monitors

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests