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Nvidia graphics and bumblebee installation

Postby kingnick42 on Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:44 pm

I have a Nvidia 610M card, which needs optimus graphics.

How can I get nvidia and bumblebee set up?

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Re: Nvidia graphics and bumblebee installation

Postby mint-me on Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:50 am


The installation is done using Root Terminal (recommended):
Menu > Accessories > Root Terminal
If you use a normal Terminal, substitute sudo where you see the #
When asked [y/N] hit y and enter.

1. Open Root Terminal and keep it open.

2. Add archive key to apt keyring, enter:

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# wget -O - http://suwako.nomanga.net/suwako.asc | apt-key add -

3. Create sources list for Bumblebee Debian repository, by adding the following to /etc/apt/sources.list or to new file at /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ directory:
deb http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main contrib
deb-src http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main

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# echo "deb http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bumblebee-debian.list
# echo "deb-src http://suwako.nomanga.net/debian sid main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bumblebee-debian.list

4. Update sources list

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# apt-get update

5. Install Bumblebee

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# apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia

6. Users who are allowed to use Bumblebee must be added (replace $USER with your username)

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# adduser $USER bumblebee

7. Reboot

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