Bug#723733: Bug #723733 is a primus bug in Debian (not upstream)
andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Wed Oct 23 23:27:22 UTC 2013
thanks for looking into this.
It is a great idea to use nouveau with DRI_PRIME. The problem with this
is, that it does not really work, because power management is not (yet)
implemented. So this does not save any power, which was the whole idea
of the Optimus technology.
But I do not understand, why you think that this bug is not release
critical: It makes the package bumblebee completely unusable with
nouveau, although this worked in the past.
In my opinion one of the following actions should be take:
a) Fix bumblebee/primus/mesa/... so that primus works with nouveau.
b) Include the virtualgl package again in Debian, since
bumblebee/virtualgl/nouveau seem to work together.
c) Remove the nouveau support from the bumblebee package, because it
just does not work.
I would prefer option a), but b) is probably easier, since that was how
it worked in the past. If (in the long run) DRI_PRIME is improved, so
that it supports power management, option c) could be considered as well.
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