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Ubuntu Users:

Bumblebee has now been packaged into a PPA @ Launchpad:

This will probably be the most up-to-date version for Ubuntu from now on...

For people currently running the script/git version please do :

sudo bumblebee-uninstall sudo apt-get install ppa-purge sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates sudo ppa-purge ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mj-casalogic/bumblebee sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install bumblebee

openSuSE Users:

Bumblebee has been ported to the openSuSE Build Service repository :

For people currently running the script/git version please do :

sudo bumblebee-uninstall

If you have used the nVidia package option: sudo bash --uninstall

If you have used the nVidia repository (mirror) option: rpm -e x11-video-nvidiaG02 rpm -e nvidia-computeG02 rpm -e nvidia-gfxG02-kmp zypper rr "nVidia Graphics Drivers (local mirror)"

Install the nVidia repository and packages if you do not want to use the nouveau driver: zypper ar -f "nVidia Graphics Drivers" zypper install nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-

uname -r | cut -f3 -d"-"
zypper install x11-video-nvidiaG02

Installing bumblebee:

zypper ar -f "Bumblebee" zypper install bumblebee

or just use Yast to add the repositories and packages.


"Red Bull License"

[email protected] wrote this file and is providing free support

in any spare time. If you need extended support, you can fuel him up by

donating a Red Bull here to get him through the nights..:



"THE BEER-WARE LICENSE" (Revision 42):

[email protected] wrote this file. As long as you retain this notice you

can do whatever you want with this stuff. If we meet some day, and you

think this stuff is worth it, you can buy me a beer in return Martin Juhl


This file is part of bumblebee.

bumblebee is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify

it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by

the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or

(at your option) any later version.

bumblebee is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,

but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of


GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License

along with bumblebee. If not, see

This project is containing bumblebee (formerly known as prime-ng)..

bumblebee is Optimus support for Linux, with real offloading, and not switchable graphics.. More important.. it works on Optimus Laptops without a graphical multiplexer..

Bumblebee Supports: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, OpenSuSE and Fedora. More are coming.

Arch Linux Support:

Debian Linux Support:

Gentoo Linux Support:

openSuSE Linux Support:



Unstable repositories ( build with the latest cvs, svn and git packages ):

The Installation should now be completely automatic...

First of all: If you have any problem... please create a bug report package with the bumblebee-bugreport tool..

Then create an issue on github...

This project have had great succes and I need to have a way to easily manage support problems..

Now 3D is enabled on both the Intel and the nVidia at the same time..

The Intel card is running the Desktop and the nVidia card can be used for the thougher applications with the command "optirun32 " or "optirun64 "...

Support for automatically shutting down and starting up the nVidia card is in developpement.

There are several ways to start using bumblebee :

Download the .zip or .tar.gz by clicking the 'Downloads' button on the 'Source' page to a directory of your liking. Unzip or untar and run the install script with 'sudo ./' (or 'sudo -E ./' on Fedora)

Go to the directory of your liking and: 1. git clone 2. cd bumblebee/ 3. sudo ./ (or 'sudo -E ./' on Fedora)

(The second method makes it easier to regularly update bumblebee if you're willing to invest a little bit of time in working with git.)

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