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himhim2001
 Posted: Sep 3 2017, 09:39 AM
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I have a ASUS TP500L notebook with a nivdiaGeforce 840M graphic card. I've installed SL7.3 on it and installed the nvidia driver as mentioned in https://elrepo.org/tiki/bumblebee. But I got the following error in /var/log/message. Can anyone help. Thank you

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Aug 28 12:30:38 hugosl systemd: Started Bumblebee C Daemon.
Aug 28 12:30:38 hugosl systemd: Starting Bumblebee C Daemon...
Aug 28 12:30:38 hugosl bumblebeed: modprobe: FATAL: Module bbswitch not found.
Aug 28 12:30:38 hugosl bumblebeed: [10327.818211] [ERROR]Module bbswitch could not be loaded (timeout?)
Aug 28 12:30:38 hugosl bumblebeed: [10327.818235] [WARN]No switching method available. The dedicated card will always be on.
Aug 28 12:30:38 hugosl bumblebeed: [10327.820367] [ERROR]Module 'nvidia' is not found.
Aug 28 12:30:38 hugosl systemd: bumblebeed.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Aug 28 12:30:38 hugosl systemd: Unit bumblebeed.service entered failed state.
Aug 28 12:30:38 hugosl systemd: bumblebeed.service failed.
Aug 28 12:31:38 hugosl systemd: bumblebeed.service holdoff time over, scheduling restart.
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inittux
 Posted: Sep 3 2017, 11:29 AM
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Did you install the nvidia driver? If not use nvidia-detect to see which nvidia driver you need to install from elrepo. Don't have any experience with bumbelbee but seems from the installation instructions that bumbelbee needs the nvidia driver in order to work.

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himhim2001
 Posted: Sep 3 2017, 11:54 AM
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I did install kmod-nvidia with the help of nvidia-detect
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 Posted: Sep 3 2017, 12:00 PM
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QUOTE (himhim2001 @ Sep 3 2017, 12:54 PM)
I did install kmod-nvidia with the help of nvidia-detect


From the log messages it seems like the nvidia module isn't loading. Did you reboot the system after installing kmod-nvidia? If you followed all the instructions on the elrepo site then I would try mailing the user elrepo mailinglist. Someone in that list should know more about what goes wrong since someone there packaged it.

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 Posted: Sep 3 2017, 12:42 PM
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Inspire by your reply from my other post, I went and check when the error starts occurring. It seems that bumblebee stops working properly since my last update. It seems that some packages have been updated to *.el7_4.

Since sl7.4 is coming out soon, I think I'll wait and see whether sl7.4 will fix my problem.
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 Posted: Sep 3 2017, 12:47 PM
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QUOTE (himhim2001 @ Sep 3 2017, 01:42 PM)
Inspire by your reply from my other post, I went and check when the error starts occurring. It seems that bumblebee stops working properly since my last update. It seems that some packages have been updated to *.el7_4.


Try to booting into a previous kernel, and if it works there try asking in the elrepo mailinglist what the problem could be. Since it was working before, and 7.3 has been out for a while someone there should know.

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 Posted: Sep 3 2017, 04:11 PM
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With the 7.4 kernel, you need the latest version of the kmod-bbswitch package. Earlier versions are not compatible.

[EDIT] kmod-bbswitch-0.8-5.el7_4.elrepo.x86_64.rpm to be more specific.

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