I've been pulling my hair out for the past few hours trying to configure my graphics drivers on my laptop. I would like to use the proprietary bumblebee drivers on my laptop, however despite installing them and having them show up on
mhwd -li and the Manjaro Systems Setting window, optirun just does not seem to work. Calling optirun gives me this error:
$ optirun glxgears -info
[ 279.649738] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: Could not load GPU driver
[ 279.649777] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled.
At first this seemed like a pretty common error, while other people have reported this same error I was unable to fix mine using the same steps in their help posts.
I have removed and reinstalled bumblebee multiple times to no avail. I suspect a number of causes:
I added my user to "a" bumblebee group. I vaguely recall that I may have created an arbitrary group called bumblebee, but I can't remember so I may not have the correct permissions. Is there some way to verify this?
bumblebeed statusreturns the following:
$ bumblebeed status
[ 1088.955296] [WARN]No switching method available. The dedicated card will always be on.
[ 1088.955478] [ERROR]Could not set the GID of bumblebee: Operation not permitted
Perhaps this could mean something too?
I can provide more information however I'm not sure which bits are relevant, any guidance is appreciated. Thanks