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>
I'm so glad that the interent allows free info like this!
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.
Is that rlaley all there is to it because that'd be flabbergasting.
Run bumblebee-bugreport and follow the instructions, bugs or feature requests can be reported at https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/issues.