Bumblebee installed ?

Asked by Rich.b on 2013-01-21

Please help with this program. How do I know if it is installed?

How do I control or use it?

thanks

Rich.b

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15
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2013-01-23
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2013-01-21
David Pires (slickymaster) said : #1

To run your application with the discrete NVIDIA card run in the terminal:
$ optirun [options] <application> [application-parameters]

Example:
$ optirun firefox

For a list of options for optirun run:
$ optirun --help

Normally you do not use optirun for your window manager, installations or other non graphic heavy demanding programs. The optirun command is mainly used for graphic demanding programs or for games.

dpkg -l | grep -I bumble

Will show the package names if it is installed

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

Here is a guide .. please read.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

Thanks

Rich.b (aybi30) said : #4

richard@richard-desktop:~$ dpkg -l | grep -I bumble
ii bumblebee 3.0.1-3~preciseppa2 nVidia Optimus support
ii bumblebee-nvidia 3.0.1-3~preciseppa2 nVidia Optimus support using the proprietary NVIDIA driver
richard@richard-desktop:~$

Thanks Nick I will look at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #5

Bumblebee is installed as you can see.

ii means installed.

Thanks

Rich.b (aybi30) said : #6

Thanks NikTh, that solved my question.