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Window contents black, when running optirun #545

Linoprit opened this Issue Feb 23, 2014 · 4 comments

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on Ubuntu 14.04 window contents are black when starting application with optirun, i.e. "optirun glxgears". This means an empty window is shown, although the application seens running.
I did the installation, as described here:
Also I altered the bumblebee conf for usage with nvidia-331-update packages.

Distro: Ubuntu 14.04
Kernel: 3.13.0-11-generic #31-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 19 19:57:21 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Manufacturer and model:
baseboard-manufacturer: Acer
baseboard-product-name: VA70_HW
baseboard-version : Type2 - Board Version
system-manufacturer : Acer
system-product-name : Aspire V3-772
system-version : V1.13
bios-vendor : Insyde Corp.
bios-version : V1.13
bios-release-date : 10/11/2013

Bumblebee version: optirun (Bumblebee) 3.2.1


I have the same issue!
Running linux 3.13, bumblebee 3.2.1 and nvidia 334.21 on Arch Linux.


Here's the fix.

Put PRIMUS_UPLOAD=1 in front of the primusrun command. It's a current issue with Mesa.


Thanks for the workaround, I'll include it in my Mageia package. I started having trouble when Mageia updated to Mesa 10.1.0.

Is there a Mesa bug report about this?

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