Bug#765658: [bbswitch-dkms] Missing dependency to bbswitch-source

Vincent Cheng vcheng at debian.org
Sat Oct 18 05:55:19 UTC 2014

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Hi Jean-Yves,

On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:05 PM, Bzzzz <lazyvirus at gmx.com> wrote:
> Package: bbswitch-dkms
> Version: 0.8-1
> Severity: normal
> --- Please enter the report below this line. ---
> Hi folks,
> I was wondering why my MSI power switch was always orange
> when it used to flip between orange & blue.
> Hell for systemd that shows nothing in its pathetic binary
> "journal" log:(((
> Finally, the bumblebee status command show this:
> [ERROR]Module bbswitch could not be loaded (timeout?)
> [WARN]No switching method available. The dedicated card will always be on.
> [INFO]/usr/sbin/bumblebeed 3.2.1 started
> AFAI understand it, bbswitch-dkms miss this dependency as
> it was install and didn't complain about the missing source.

No, bbswitch-dkms does not and should not depend on bbswitch-source;
the latter is just for module-assistant users. If you rely on dkms to
track and build out-of-tree kernel modules, bbswitch-dkms is
sufficient. My advice would be to ensure that you have the
corresponding kernel headers for your kernel installed, and to file a
bug against dkms if for some reason it's not pulling in the right
header packages.

If this bug is about something else (e.g. the bbswitch module not
compiling against a debian kernel), please attach your dkms build


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