bumblebee - Daemon managing Nvidia Optimus hybrid graphics cards

Distribution: Mageia 6.0
Repository: Mageia Nonfree i586
Package name: bumblebee
Package version: 3.2.1
Package release: 18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree
Package architecture: i586
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 123.81 KB
Download size: 56.43 KB
Official Mirror: distrib-coffee.ipsl.jussieu.fr
Bumblebee is an effort to make NVIDIA Optimus enabled laptops work in GNU/Linux systems. These laptops are built in such a way that the NVIDIA graphics card can be used on demand so that battery life is improved and temperature is kept low. It disables the discrete graphics card if no client is detected, and start an X server making use of NVIDIA card if requested then let software GL implementations (such as VirtualGL or primus) copy frames to the visible display that runs on the integrated graphics. This package only provides features for using the proprietary nvidia drivers. Users of the libre nouveau driver should prefer using DRI PRIME over Bumblebee: https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/Optimus



  • bumblebee == 3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree
  • bumblebee(x86-32) == 3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree
  • config(bumblebee) == 3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree


  • bumblebee-nvidia < 3.2.1-15

    Install Howto

    1. Enable Mageia Nonfree repository on "Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install bumblebee rpm package:
      # urpmi bumblebee


    • /etc/bash_completion.d/optirun
    • /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nouveau
    • /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.nvidia
    • /etc/bumblebee/xorg.conf.d/10-dummy.conf
    • /etc/modprobe.d/bumblebee.conf
    • /usr/bin/bumblebee-bugreport
    • /usr/bin/optirun
    • /usr/lib/systemd/system/bumblebeed.service
    • /usr/lib/udev/rules.d/99-bumblebee-nvidia-dev.rules
    • /usr/sbin/bumblebeed
    • /usr/share/doc/bumblebee/README.install.urpmi
    • /usr/share/doc/bumblebee/README.markdown
    • /usr/share/doc/bumblebee/RELEASE_NOTES_3_2_1
    • /usr/share/man/man1/bumblebeed.1.xz
    • /usr/share/man/man1/optirun.1.xz


    2017-01-01 - akien <akien> 3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6 + Revision: 1079227 - New snapshot

    2016-09-21 - akien <akien> 3.2.1-17.20160724.1.mga6.nonfree + Revision: 1054848 - New dev snapshot

    2016-07-16 - akien <akien> 3.2.1-16.20160519.1.mga6.nonfree + Revision: 1042282 - Drop and obsolete the -nouveau flavour o nouveau developers mentioned that using nouveau with Bumblebee was pointless, users would get much better performance using DRI Prime: https://nouveau.freedesktop.org/wiki/Optimus - New develop snapshot, 20160519 - New buildrequires libkmod

    2015-11-28 - akien <akien> 3.2.1-15.20150120.2.mga6 + Revision: 906834 - Drop the hack that automatically adds users with UID>=500 to the bumblebee group o It is replaced by a README.install.urpmi which tells the user to it themselves

    2015-11-24 - akien <akien> 3.2.1-15.20150120.1.mga6 + Revision: 905865 - Increase main release for bogus conflict

    2015-11-24 - akien <akien> 3.2.1-14.20150120.3.mga6 + Revision: 905807 - Disable debuginfo for nonfree package - Move optirun and bumblebeed binaries to main package (same size, not 100% identical according to diff but core binaries seem to work fine for nvidia driver) - Improve modprobe config file to properly unload the nvidia module (patch by luke_nukem, mga#16094) - Simplify the spec file a bit regarding core/nonfree builds to prepare for nvidia340 package addition

    2015-02-24 - akien <akien> 3.2.1-14.20150120.2.mga5 + Revision: 816834 - Fix name of blacklisted nvidia-current module

    2015-02-18 - akien <akien> 3.2.1-14.20150120.1.mga5 + Revision: 815645 - Blacklist nvidia and nouveau to let bumblebee handle them - New snapshot 20150120

    2015-01-10 - akien <akien> 3.2.1-13.20150101.1.mga5 + Revision: 809724 - 20150101 snapshot from develop branch

    2014-10-15 - umeabot <umeabot> 3.2.1-12.mga5 + Revision: 744598 - Second Mageia 5 Mass Rebuild