Bumblebee

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Bumblebee allows you to run specific programs on the discrete graphic card, inside of an X session using the integrated graphic card. It's written by Martin Juhl and published under GPL v3.

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What it does - and does not

Actually only Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSuSE and Fedora is supported by this script, but Martin is working on to porting on other distros and make his script more distro-independent. For info about state of work in distro porting or to help in porting please see https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee/issues/7

Arch and Gentoo are support by:

Arch Linux - Onny: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=48866

Gentoo - Iegor: https://github.com/iegor/bumblebee-Gentoo-support


Currently this application doesn't shut down the nvidia card when not used, nor balance the load between the two cards (cf README).

Installing it

git clone https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee
cd bumblebee
./install.sh

Testing it

You can compare display performances with and without bumblebee :

glxgears
optirun64 glxgears

Reporting bugs

Use the bumblebee-bugreport script to create a nice bug report that you'll send here.

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