Bumblebee Debian repository
Last updated: 2012-09-21 18:45+0200
This repository contains Bumblebee and bbswitch packages for the i386 and amd64 architectures along with source packages. Also here you can find VirtualGL packages, which are Bumblebee dependency.
All packages are built with multiarch support and require multiarch enabled distribution: Wheezy or Sid.
A few other notes
- debumblebee users should uninstall it first. Also bumblebee package installation aborts, if it finds existing debumblebee install.
- To install bumblebee-nvidia package you need Debian non-free repository enabled, as it depends on nvidia packages.
- If you are on amd64 architecture and want to run 32 bit applications (e.g. Wine), you need to install virtualgl-libs:i386 package. Blob users should install libgl1-nvidia-glx:i386 package also. But due to bug #640499 it's not possible now. You can use packages from here as a workaround.
- It's better to use Wine from Liquorix repository. More details are at relevant forum thread.
- Add archive key to apt keyring. Run as root:
wget -O - http://suwako.nomanga.net/suwako.asc | apt-key add -
- Update your sources.list configuration. Either add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list or to new file at /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory:
deb http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main contrib
deb-src http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main
apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia
- Add yourself to bumblebee group. Run as root, replace $USER with your username:
adduser $USER bumblebee
If you did all right and your hardware is supported by nvidia/nouveau and bbswitch you should be able to run programs with optirun. For example:
optirun glxgears -info
If you have questions about packaging ask me (z0rc) on #bumblebee IRC channel or mail to email@example.com. All other questions, like optirun isn't working should be reported to Bumblebee.