[SOLVED] NVIDIA Optimus + The Bumblebee Project

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Re: [SOLVED] NVIDIA Optimus + The Bumblebee Project

Post by ahmedsaleh » 2015/01/13 21:13:48

Many thanks for your post, I made it finally using you instructions :D . I've Lenovo ThinkPad W530 with Nvidia Optimus. I tried to install the driver on OpenSuse 13.2 but NVIDIA X Server Setting window never show up correctly. I installed CUDA 6.5 development kit and I'm able to run CUDA samples.

I'll receive my new MSI GT60 with Nvidia GeForce gtx970m next week, will test those instructions on it and let you know guys how it went. Hopefully it will work.

Again, thanks for this useful post.

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Re: [SOLVED] NVIDIA Optimus + The Bumblebee Project

Post by 4hr1m4n » 2015/01/22 04:28:33

Well, here I am more than 2 years after my initial post. Thanks for all the nice messages!

I've decided to post again because I've updated my system (now with CentOS 7) so I had to redo all these steps, however things have changed since 2012.

ELRepo people did a really good job putting together a working bumblebee package that requires minimal tuning after being installed - congrats to them!
You can check the new steps in their page: http://elrepo.org/tiki/bumblebee

However, even after following all the instructions on that page, you might notice that one step is missing (try to run the nvidia-settings utility). What is missing is exactly the step #6 above. So just do what the step #6 says and you will be fine.
(yes, I tried to notify ELRepo people about this but my email was rejected by their moderator - I'm not a member of elrepo@lists.elrepo.org :| )

Oh, just to remember that you will still need to use "optirun" if you want something to run on the discrete NVIDIA GPU.

Cheers.
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Re: [SOLVED] NVIDIA Optimus + The Bumblebee Project

Post by toracat » 2015/01/22 17:23:27

4hr1m4n wrote: However, even after following all the instructions on that page, you might notice that one step is missing (try to run the nvidia-settings utility). What is missing is exactly the step #6 above. So just do what the step #6 says and you will be fine.
(yes, I tried to notify ELRepo people about this but my email was rejected by their moderator - I'm not a member of elrepo@lists.elrepo.org :| )
Thanks for your note. I believe I got your "bounced" mail and made the addition to the wiki page as per your note. Please check to see if the instructions are fine now.
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Re: [SOLVED] NVIDIA Optimus + The Bumblebee Project

Post by 4hr1m4n » 2015/01/25 14:12:57

It's ok. Thanks toracat!

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Re: [SOLVED] NVIDIA Optimus + The Bumblebee Project

Post by 4hr1m4n » 2015/01/25 15:20:53

Hey toracat,

Is there any primus rpm available for centos? I've found a few but for other distros on http://rpm.pbone.net.

I want to give it a try as people are saying it's faster than virtualgl because it doesn't do all the magic for communicating over a network (virtualgl was designed to work over a network, but we clearly don't need that while using bumblebee), so before downloading/compiling/installing it myself and I just want to make sure there is no rpm already out there. ;)

Cheers.

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Re: [SOLVED] NVIDIA Optimus + The Bumblebee Project

Post by toracat » 2015/01/25 18:16:00

I don't see primus for RHEL/Fedora. Good luck with compiling!
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Re: [SOLVED] NVIDIA Optimus + The Bumblebee Project

Post by zydoon » 2016/04/29 10:10:00

bumblebee + nvidia are working for me on RHEL7 installed in a Thinkpad T440p, NVIDIA GK208M [GeForce GT 730M]

thank you for this post

FYi:

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$ optirun glxspheres64 
gives around: 222.005578 frames/sec - 202.274167 Mpixels/sec
and

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$ glxspheres64
gives up to 62.974626 frames/sec - 57.377568 Mpixels/sec

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Re: [SOLVED] NVIDIA Optimus + The Bumblebee Project

Post by cwh888 » 2017/03/10 20:20:42

Only this works on my W540 with K1100M nvidia graphic with CentOS 7 3.10.0-514.6.2.el7.x86_64. Thanks so much

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