I have a Notebook (Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro) with a Nvidia MX150. So it's utilizing the Nvidia's Optimus technology. As a distribution, I use Fedora 28.


Therefore I installed Bumblebee to take advantage of this technology.

It should be installed correctly since I can start glmark2 via optirun or primusrun. Also running cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch outputs ON. So the Nvidia GPU should indeed be running.


To install docker, I followed the instructions on https://docs.docker.com/install/linux/docker-ce/fedora/#install-docker-ce

Running docker run hello-world outputs what it should, so docker does also work.


I got nvidia-docker2 installed on Fedora with this commands:

curl -s -L https://nvidia.github.io/nvidia-docker/centos7/nvidia-docker.repo | \
  sudo tee /etc/yum.repos.d/nvidia-docker.repo
sudo dnf install nvidia-docker2
sudo pkill -SIGHUP dockerd

Installed nvidia packages

To check which nvidia packages are installed, I run this command:

rpm -qa '*nvidia*'

  • Output:akmod-nvidia-396.51-1.fc28.x86_64
  • nvidia-container-runtime-2.0.0-1.docker18.06.1.x86_64
  • nvidia-driver-396.51-1.fc28.x86_64
  • kmod-nvidia-4.17.9-200.fc28.x86_64-396.45-1.fc28.x86_64
  • kmod-nvidia-4.17.14-202.fc28.x86_64-396.51-1.fc28.x86_64
  • nvidia-docker2-2.0.3-1.docker18.06.1.ce.noarch
  • nvidia-driver-libs-396.51-1.fc28.x86_64
  • nvidia-container-runtime-hook-1.4.0-1.x86_64
  • libnvidia-container1-1.0.0-0.1.rc.2.x86_64
  • kmod-nvidia-4.17.12-200.fc28.x86_64-396.45-1.fc28.x86_64
  • libnvidia-container-tools-1.0.0-0.1.rc.2.x86_64

Test docker is running with Nvidia GPU

Unfortunately, docker doesn't currently run with the Nvidia GPU:

optirun docker run --runtime=nvidia --rm nvidia/cuda nvidia-smi

I get this error:

docker: Error response from daemon: OCI runtime create failed: container_linux.go:348: starting container process caused "process_linux.go:402: container init caused \"process_linux.go:385: running prestart hook 1 caused \\\"error running hook: exit status 1, stdout: , stderr: exec command: [/usr/bin/nvidia-container-cli --load-kmods configure --ldconfig=@/sbin/ldconfig --device=all --compute --utility --require=cuda>=9.0 --pid=26115 /var/lib/docker/overlay2/c00aa7855e42deee545cb07531a571538e0d051d38f45e36584a1c850dd47680/merged]\\\\nnvidia-container-cli: initialization error: driver error: failed to process request\\\\n\\\"\"": unknown.

What am I missing?

For now, I am clueless where's the error. I guess it could be a problem with the CUDA version.


The only "fix" I've found (more of a work-around) is to ensure the nvidia card is is first loaded / selected via prime-select:

sudo prime-select nvidia

Feels like it's defeating the purpose of using bumblebee

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