Mageia Bugzilla – Bug 1748
add support for Optimus nVidia cards
Last modified: 2014-02-16 17:56:33 CET
I dont know if there is a support allready for Mageia, i searched a little arround but i did nt find any informations.
Support won't likely be added to Mageia 1, changing version.
Don't get your hopes up for Mageia 2 either, as integrating support for this would be quite a lot work as the
bumblebee/ironhide projects work on quite a low level and seem to be designed
as hacks on top of distribution proprietary driver packages, which makes proper
integration harder (but not impossible).
In addition, integration would be hard to test without such a laptop.
Note that AFAIK bumblebee/ironhide is not supported properly out-of-the-box on
any distribution (i.e. it always requires manual installation).
May be these 2 guides give some more help:
Anssi, can we use this?
This bug was filed against cauldron, but we do not have cauldron at the moment.
Please report whether this bug is still valid for Mageia 2.
*** Bug 6374 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
(In reply to comment #5)
Of course it is !
the (MGA2) on the whiteboard is to indicate it is confirmed it wasn't fixed for Mageia 2
Basic support for NVIDIA Optimus technology using Bumblebee has been implemented in ROSA Marathon 2012 :
In this video Linus Torvalds "gives the sign" about the support in Linux for the optimus nvidia cards:
After the 0:48:08
bumblebee was imported in mageia3/cauldron today, thanks to simplew and shlomif
Wow, great job, thanks a lot !
Excellent, congratulations !
The wiki page of that features could be updated, I believe.
There is also a mandriva wiki page http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Bumblebee, for our knowledge.
(In reply to comment #14)
> The wiki page of that features could be updated, I believe.
> There is also a mandriva wiki page http://wiki.mandriva.com/en/Bumblebee, for
> our knowledge.
Imported that page into our wiki https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Bumblebee
Feel free to import needed pages if the licence allows it and put:
"imported from <link to original page>"
in the summary at the bottom of the screen, before you save it.
is it possible to have it installed by default in mageia 3 DVDs and CDs? i tried beta 1 Live KDE (1 gb) but bumblebee wasn't installed...
Can we close this bug?
BTW, can someone look over https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Bumblebee and see if it still applies for Mageia (and sometimes change the text to refer to Mageia instead of Mandriva)?
I will mark https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Feature:NvidiaOptimusSupport at 100% complete. Thanks.
news? can we close it?
What is the state in Mageia 3?
You may see https://bugs.mageia.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10218
This is a blocker bug for me, and guess for many other users that have laptops with optimus tech. and need 3d acceleration. Would be great having optimus support in mageia...
Marking this as duplicate of 10218 ... not logically correct,
but 10218 is same subject and more recent so it is better to continue there,
and one less open bug :)
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 10218 ***
this one has been opened against cauldron (hoping to have it fixed in time for mageia 4), that one was against mageia 3. reopening then
(In reply to Rémi Verschelde from comment #24)
> Bumblebee has
I meant to write: Bumblebee has been packaged for cauldron (mga5), and will be backported to mga4, but not to mga3.