bumblebee - Daemon managing Nvidia Optimus hybrid graphics cards

Property Value
Distribution Mageia 6.0
Repository Mageia Nonfree x86_64
Package name bumblebee
Package version 3.2.1
Package release 18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 122.72 KB
Download size 55.20 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


Package Version Architecture Repository
bumblebee-3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree.i586.rpm 3.2.1 i586 Mageia Nonfree
bumblebee - - -


Name Value
bumblebee-bin -
config(bumblebee) == 3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree
kmod(bbswitch.ko) -
libX11.so.6()(64bit) -
libbsd.so.0()(64bit) -
libbsd.so.0(LIBBSD_0.2)(64bit) -
libc.so.6()(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.14)(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.15)(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3)(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.3.4)(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4)(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.7)(64bit) -
libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.9)(64bit) -
libglib-2.0.so.0()(64bit) -
libkmod.so.2()(64bit) -
libkmod.so.2(LIBKMOD_5)(64bit) -
librt.so.1()(64bit) -
librt.so.1(GLIBC_2.2.5)(64bit) -
rpm-helper -
systemd-units -
update-alternatives -


Name Value
bumblebee == 3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree
bumblebee(x86-64) == 3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree
config(bumblebee) == 3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree


Name Value
bumblebee-nvidia < 3.2.1-15


Type URL
Binary Package bumblebee-3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm
Source Package bumblebee-3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree.src.rpm

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




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

See Also

Package Description
bumblebee-nvidia-3.2.1-18.20161107.1.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm Bumblebee configuration files and binaries for nvidia-current driver
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cpp-ethereum-1.3.0-0.20160911.6.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm Ethereum C++ client
crafty-25.0.1-3.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm A free chess program, plays a decent game of chess
critter-1.6a-7.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm A chess engine
cuda-z-0.11.273-1.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm CUDA-Z shows some basic information about CUDA-enabled GPUs and GPGPUs
dkms-broadcom-wl- Kernel module for Broadcom wireless adapters
dkms-nvidia-current-375.66-3.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm NVIDIA kernel module for GeForce 420 and later cards
dkms-nvidia304-304.135-5.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm NVIDIA kernel module for GeForce 6xxx and GeForce 7xxx cards
dkms-nvidia340-340.102-5.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm NVIDIA kernel module for GeForce 8xxx, 9xxx and 100 to 415 cards
drakx-installer-images-nonfree-2.46-7.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm DrakX installer images with nonfree firmware
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dropbox-2015.10.28-1.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm A command line interface to the Dropbox service
dynagen-0.11.0-7.mga6.nonfree.noarch.rpm A configuration tool the dynamips Cisco router simulator
dynamips-0.2.14-1.mga6.nonfree.x86_64.rpm Cisco router emulator