Bug#717687: bumblebee: cannot activate the discrete nvidia card

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 12 18:41:46 UTC 2013


On 2013-08-19 12:06, Vincent Cheng wrote:
 > 3) nvidia module in Debian renamed as of 319.32-2 to "nvidia-current"
 > (to support co-installation of several different versions of the
 > proprietary driver) - workaround is to edit
 > /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf and change "KernelDriver=nvidia" to
 > "KernelDriver=nvidia-current", and then restarting bumblebeed
 > ("service bumblebeed restart"). This is not a change that I'd consider
 > making as default because it breaks bumblebee for Debian users not on
 > the latest nvidia driver series (e.g. I'd assume that once the legacy
 > nvidia 304 series is branched off, that it'll be given a different
 > module name), and also it'd break bumblebee for Ubuntu users. The most
 > I can do right now is probably just add an entry about this in
 > README.Debian.

Is it not possible for bumblebee to simply try to load nvidia-current if 
loading nvidia fails? This would break nothing and would not require the 
user to change the config file.

Best regards,

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