bumblebee - NVIDIA Optimus support for Linux

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Backports Main amd64
Package filename bumblebee_3.2.1-4~bpo70+1_amd64.deb
Package name bumblebee
Package version 3.2.1
Package release 4~bpo70+1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 60.90 KB
Installed size 142 B
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) copy frames to the visible display that
runs on the intergrated graphics. The ability to use discrete graphics
depends on the driver: open source nouveau and proprietary nvidia.


Package Version Architecture Repository
bumblebee_3.2.1-4~bpo70+1_i386.deb 3.2.1 i386 Debian Backports Main
bumblebee - - -


Name Value
bbswitch-dkms -
bbswitch-source -
libbsd0 >= 0.2.0
libc6 >= 2.9
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.12.0
libx11-6 -


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package bumblebee_3.2.1-4~bpo70+1_amd64.deb
Source Package bumblebee

Install Howto

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




2013-10-23 - Vincent Cheng <Vincentc1208@gmail.com>
bumblebee (3.2.1-4~bpo70+1) wheezy-backports; urgency=low
* Rebuild for wheezy-backports.
- Drop build-depends on dh-systemd.
2013-08-20 - Vincent Cheng <Vincentc1208@gmail.com>
bumblebee (3.2.1-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Use dh-systemd (for systemd-specific additions to maintscripts).
(Closes: #715270)
* Add bumblebee group as system group (gid in between 100-999) instead
of a regular group in postinst. (Closes: #718772)
2013-07-11 - Vincent Cheng <Vincentc1208@gmail.com>
bumblebee (3.2.1-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Append /usr/lib/primus to CONF_PRIMUS_LD_PATH in d/rules to ease
pre-multiarch backports. (Closes: #712665)
* Have bumblebee depend on bbswitch-dkms | bbswitch-source, and
bumblebee-nvidia depend on all possible m-a built nvidia modules.
* Add support for nvidia-325 packaged in Ubuntu (not relevant for Debian).
2013-05-29 - Vincent Cheng <Vincentc1208@gmail.com>
bumblebee (3.2.1-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Allow more nvidia flavours to satisfy bumblebee-nvidia's dependencies
(relevant for Ubuntu).
2013-05-27 - Aron Xu <aron@debian.org>
bumblebee (3.2.1-1~bpo70+1) wheezy-backports; urgency=low
* Rebuild for squeeze-backports.
2013-05-03 - Vincent Cheng <Vincentc1208@gmail.com>
bumblebee (3.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Aron Xu ]
* Initial release (Closes: #659440).
* Thanks to Peter Lekensteyn and Bruno Pagani, most stuff taken from the
packaging for Ubuntu PPA.
[ Vincent Cheng ]
* Thanks to Igor Urazov for lots of the Debian-specific portions of the

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