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)

Vincent Cheng vcheng at
Wed Aug 12 08:28:15 UTC 2015

Hi Luca,

On Sat, Aug 8, 2015 at 10:36 AM, Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at> wrote:

> Hello Vincent,
> I have pushed a new branch for review on Alioth [1], please have a look
> when you have time.
> The idea is, if building on Ubuntu, to add an alias and a remove rule
> for each driver supported by Bumblebee.
> The alias is necessary because it seems that, due to how the
> update-alternatives is handled on Ubuntu, a modprobe rule for the driver
> is not installed if the main provider of libgl is not the Nvidia driver
> itself.
> Please let me know what you think!

I've just added a few comments directly on your bumblebee-ppa pull
request. For those following along on the list, please see [1]; I
think the conversation has more or less moved over to github anyways,
so let's continue there. (I guess that's what happens when I deal with
my email backlog as LIFO.)



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