Bumblebee allows you to run specific programs on the discrete graphic card, inside of an X session using the integrated graphic card. Martin Juhl started with the project and published under GPL v3 and now continues with [Ironhide] (deprecated). To improve co-operation, developers decided to fork the project into a team: Bumblebee-Project.
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You can compare display performances with and without bumblebee :
glxgears optirun glxgears
Note: when running just glxgears, if you see this message:
Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
The FPS value will always be close to 60. Instead you should do:
On versions prior to 2.3, you had to run bumblebee-configuration to configure Bumblebee. Newer versions automatically detect the right version for you.
If you've installed Bumblebee through your package manager, remove it using your package manager.
If you're really using an old version (from MrMEEE, versions prior to 2.3), you are screwed. If you have installed Bumblebee 2.4 from git, run `bumblebee-uninstall`. Version 3.0 and later can be uninstalled from the source directory by running `make uninstall`.
First, tahkns for all the amazing work and good support,I'd like to suggest enabling some means of us knowing about known bugs, so we don't notify you 1000 times about the same issue For my projects I use bugzilla, but there are other solutions as well. Just anything so we are not blind and can limit flood to you guys.