bbswitch-dkms - Interface for toggling the power on NVIDIA Optimus video cards

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Backports Main amd64
Package filename bbswitch-dkms_0.8-1~bpo70+1_amd64.deb
Package name bbswitch-dkms
Package version 0.8
Package release 1~bpo70+1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 12.60 KB
Installed size 24 B
bbswitch is a kernel module which automatically detects the required ACPI
calls for two kinds of Optimus laptops. It has been verified to work with
"real" Optimus and "legacy" Optimus laptops (at least, that is what the
author Lekensteyn calls those).
This package uses DKMS to automatically build the bbswitch kernel module.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bbswitch-dkms_0.8-1~bpo70+1_i386.deb 0.8 i386 Debian Backports Main
bbswitch-dkms - - -


Name Value
dkms >=


Type URL
Binary Package bbswitch-dkms_0.8-1~bpo70+1_amd64.deb
Source Package bbswitch

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb wheezy-backports main
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install bbswitch-dkms deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install bbswitch-dkms




2014-03-12 - Vincent Cheng <>
bbswitch (0.8-1~bpo70+1) wheezy-backports; urgency=medium
* Rebuild for wheezy-backports.
2014-01-15 - Vincent Cheng <>
bbswitch (0.8-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
- Fix FTBFS with linux 3.13.
* Mark bbswitch-dkms as Multi-Arch: foreign. (Closes: #728739)
* Update debian/copyright to reflect bbswitch license change to GPL-2+.
* Update Standards version to 3.9.5, no changes required.
2013-07-11 - Vincent Cheng <>
bbswitch (0.7-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Add bbswitch-source package to support module-assistant. (Closes: #715398)
2013-07-16 - Vincent Cheng <>
bbswitch (0.7-1~bpo70+1) wheezy-backports; urgency=low
* Rebuild for wheezy-backports.
2013-05-29 - Vincent Cheng <>
bbswitch (0.7-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2013-05-03 - Vincent Cheng <>
bbswitch (0.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Upload to unstable.
2013-03-19 - Vincent Cheng <>
bbswitch (0.6-1) experimental; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* debian/control:
- Add Vincent and Yunqiang as Uploaders.
- Move to linux-any, since it does not support other platforms.
2012-10-10 - Aron Xu <>
bbswitch (0.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release (Closes: #673424)

See Also

Package Description
bbswitch-source_0.8-1~bpo70+1_amd64.deb Interface for toggling the power on NVIDIA Optimus video cards
bdii_5.2.22-1~bpo70+1_all.deb Berkeley Database Information Index (BDII)
bilibop-common_0.4.21~bpo70+1_amd64.deb shell functions for bilibop scripts
bilibop-lockfs_0.4.21~bpo70+1_amd64.deb lock filesystems and write changes into RAM
bilibop-rules_0.4.21~bpo70+1_amd64.deb device management rules for OS running from external media
bilibop-udev_0.4.21~bpo70+1_amd64.deb minimal udev rule for Debian GNU/Linux running from external media
bilibop_0.4.21~bpo70+1_amd64.deb run Debian GNU/Linux from external media - metapackage
bind9-doc_9.9.5.dfsg-4~bpo70+1_all.deb Documentation for BIND
bind9-host_9.9.5.dfsg-4~bpo70+1_amd64.deb Version of 'host' bundled with BIND 9.X
bind9_9.9.5.dfsg-4~bpo70+1_amd64.deb Internet Domain Name Server
bind9utils_9.9.5.dfsg-4~bpo70+1_amd64.deb Utilities for BIND
bindechexascii_0.0+20140524.git7dcd86-1~bpo70+1_amd64.deb simple ASCII,binary,decimal and hex converter
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bird-bgp_1.4.5-1~bpo70+1_amd64.deb Internet Routing Daemon [BGP-only version]
bird-doc_1.4.5-1~bpo70+1_all.deb Internet Routing Daemon - documentatio