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. To improve co-operation, some developers decided to fork the project into a team: Bumblebee-Project.
What it does - and does not
Currently, Ubuntu and Arch Linux is supported by the installer. Work is in progress to support Fedora, Debian and OpenSUSE.
Arch Linux and Gentoo are support by:
- Arch Linux - ArchWiki: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee
- Gentoo - Iegor: https://github.com/iegor/bumblebee-Gentoo-support
Power management has temporary been disabled, but will be re-added later.
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee.git cd Bumblebee sudo ./cleanup sudo ./install</pre>
You got to push it-this eessntial info that is!
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're really using an old version (from MrMEEE, versions prior to 2.3):
wget https://raw.github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/master/cleanup chmod +x cleanup sudo ./cleanup
In other cases, you need to run the following to uninstall Bumblebee:
If you're using Ubuntu and have installed Bumblebee through the PPA, you can remove it with:
sudo apt-get remove bumblebee
Run bumblebee-bugreport and follow the instructions, bugs or feature requests can be reported at https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/issues.