Reverting rmmod->modprobe change in bumblebee/3.2.1-8 (was: Re: Bumblebee functionality broken by the last update made by Vincent Cheng on 26-July-2015 - please react as fast as possible)

Luca Boccassi luca.boccassi at
Fri Aug 7 11:22:20 UTC 2015

On Fri, 2015-08-07 at 11:20 +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> On 2015-08-07 11:08, Luca Boccassi wrote:
> > In general, since the packaged drivers differ quite a bit between Ubuntu
> > and Debian, do you think it would be worth having separate branches for
> > bumblebee, to avoid issues due to the difference like this?
> it's possible to detect the vendor at build time and do things
> differently (dpkg-vendor --derives-from ubuntu)

Thanks for the tip, that would actually be nicer.

Vincent, what about having the series file as a template, and omit that
patch if building on Ubuntu when generating it? This would avoid the
need for branching, but require more time to implement. I can have a
look tonight to do this, but if you prefer to revert immediately to fix
the problem sooner on Ubuntu that's fine by me.

Longer term, I'll try and have a solution that solves the problem on
both distributions. I believe the nvidia-uvm problem affects Ubuntu too,
but I didn't have time to test it myself yet.

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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