View Full Version : [all variants] [TUTORIAL] How to run apps with your optimus video card

May 15th, 2011, 01:05 AM
Now it is possible to use your Nvidia Optimus video card through VirtualGL. This tutorial shows how. Bumblebee was made by MrMEEE, all credits go to him.
Project repo: https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee
You may submit any bug in github's issues.

This project is very active and currently is being developed!! So do it at your own risk!

1) First clone the last version of bumblebee:

git clone https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee.git

2) Cd the directory:

cd bumblebee

3) Make the file executable:

sudo chmod +x install.sh

4) Run the installer:

sudo ./install.sh

5) Follow the installation steps.

6) Reboot.

7) To run apps:

optirun32 [appname]

optirun64 [appname]

To uninstall run install-files/bumblebee-uninstall.

Note: just to test the huge difference you can run glxgears and show your results here.