[NVidia 331] Linux Mint 16 64-bit, unable to get any NVidia drivers to run

As stated I am running Linux Mint 16 64-bit with 3.13.0-031300-generic kernel installed and I am unable to get nvidia drivers to work. I have an Asus Laptop X750JB which runs i7-4700HQ and a 740M (Optimus configuration). I installed nvidia-331 from the Xorg-egders repository. I installed Bumblebee using the instructions from the Ubuntu wiki and that part seems to work because

dmesg | grep -i bbswitch

reports that the discrete GPU has been successfully turned off. However trying to run something with Optirun gives me the following error:

optirun -vv glxgears
[ 1498.615783] [DEBUG]Reading file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf
[ 1498.616066] [INFO]Configured driver: nvidia
[ 1498.616151] [DEBUG]optirun version 3.2.1 starting...
[ 1498.616159] [DEBUG]Active configuration:
[ 1498.616161] [DEBUG] bumblebeed config file: /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf
[ 1498.616164] [DEBUG] X display: :8
[ 1498.616167] [DEBUG] LD_LIBRARY_PATH: /usr/lib/nvidia-331:/usr/lib32/nvidia-331
[ 1498.616170] [DEBUG] Socket path: /var/run/bumblebee.socket
[ 1498.616173] [DEBUG] Accel/display bridge: auto
[ 1498.616175] [DEBUG] VGL Compression: proxy
[ 1498.616178] [DEBUG] VGLrun extra options: 
[ 1498.616181] [DEBUG] Primus LD Path: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/primus:/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/primus
[ 1498.616204] [DEBUG]Using auto-detected bridge virtualgl
[ 1498.640709] [INFO]Response: No - error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0.  Please

[ 1498.640720] [ERROR]Cannot access secondary GPU - error: [XORG] (EE) NVIDIA(GPU-0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA GPU at PCI:1:0:0.  Please

[ 1498.640724] [DEBUG]Socket closed.
[ 1498.640736] [ERROR]Aborting because fallback start is disabled.
[ 1498.640740] [DEBUG]Killing all remaining processes.

I have checked that the bumblebee.conf is properly configured to use the nvidia-331.
I can’t seem to find any way to get this to work despite my best efforts. Also if you think nvidia-prime would work better I an willing to give it a shot, however I have heard users saying it crashes their X on Mint 16 and that is the reason I haven’t tried it yet.

All help is appreciated.

Link to the bug report: http://s000.tinyupload.com/?file_id=03992119756704533204
Additional info:

lspci | grep -i nvidia
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208M [GeForce GT 740M] (rev a1)
inxi -Gx
Graphics:  Card: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0 
           X.Org: 1.14.5 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1600x900@60.0hz 
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.2.0-devel Direct Rendering: Yes