Bug#723733: Bug #723733 is a primus bug in Debian (not upstream)

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Sat Oct 26 11:02:19 UTC 2013


On 26.10.2013 10:18, Vincent Cheng wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 4:27 PM, Andreas Cadhalpun
> <andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> In my opinion one of the following actions should be take:
>> a) Fix bumblebee/primus/mesa/... so that primus works with nouveau.
> Upstream has no plans to do so, and I myself don't have the
> prerequisite knowledge to fix this. Changing the severity of this bug
> report won't change the above.

Sadly, I also don't have the knowledge to fix this.

>> b) Include the virtualgl package again in Debian, since
>> bumblebee/virtualgl/nouveau seem to work together.
> On my todo list.

I think this bug report can be closed, when virtualgl is back in Debian.

>> c) Remove the nouveau support from the bumblebee package, because it just
>> does not work.
> In the long run, c) (i.e. removal of bbswitch/bumblebee/primus) is
> what will happen anyways; bumblebee is a hack-ish solution in place
> until the kernel + userspace has proper Optimus support.

Until then: Thanks for providing bumblebee, since a hack-ish solution is 
much better then none.

Best regards,

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