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I have Linux Mint 13 64 bit version with cinnamon, NVdia Geforce 320m, proprietary driver 304.54 if I'm not mistaken. I installed bumblebee following this guide:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia linux-headers-generic

Rebooted, and now I have 640x480 resolution, half-broken gnome 3 was loaded (there are no buttons to log out or reboot, no animations of course). When I try to run nvidia-settings I get:

You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver.  
Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root),
and restart the X server.

What shall I do to fix this? I want my discrete graphics card and cinnamon back.

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sudo apt-get --purge remove bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia might be a first step in trying to get things back to how they were. Other than that, the Bumblebee Wiki, particularly the Reporting Issues, FAQ, and Troubleshooting pages are your best bet.

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Only removing this packages didn't help - I reinstalled video drivers and now everything works as it worked before bumblebee installation. –  user983302 Nov 26 '12 at 19:58
    
But did you use --purge when removing it? Removing the package without purging the configuration is likely the reason it was still broken. –  Jim Paris Nov 26 '12 at 19:59
    
As I think I purged everything related to bumblebee - I typed sudo apt-get install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:bumblebee/stable –  user983302 Nov 26 '12 at 20:04
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ppa-purge, despite its name, does not actually remove packages. It only removes the named PPA from your apt configuration, then reinstalls any packages that have a version present in your remaining repositories. If there's a package that was provided by the PPA and not part of your standard repository, like bumblebee and bumblebee-nvidia, ppa-purge won't remove them. See Bug 945967 for confirmation. Run dpkg -l | grep bumblebee to see what bits of Bumblebee are still installed. If it shows no output, it's fully gone. –  Jim Paris Nov 26 '12 at 20:34
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