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I have problems with bumblebee installation on Ubuntu 12.04, when I use this code to install it, I got this message in terminal:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package bumblebee is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'bumblebee' has no installation candidate
E: Unable to locate package bumblebee-nvidia

Last 2 lines are problematic.

Thanks in advance,

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Firstly, I would suggest checking your Software Sources. Delete anything related to Bumblebee and follow these steps:

Installing Bumblebee under Ubuntu 12.04

Open up a terminal and enter these commands:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable && sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install bumblebee

See also How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work?

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Thansk it worked and installation went without error. But what now? My Nvidia card will work or I need to do some something more? – tom May 1 '12 at 19:27
Nevermind, found this Thanks for help! :) – tom May 1 '12 at 19:34
@funkeh: I've edited your answer, adding yourself to the bumblebee group manually is not necessary anymore as it's done during installation. All those 32-bit dependencies are also automatically installed (can be overridden though with --no-install-recommends). See wiki as linked by tom. – Lekensteyn May 3 '12 at 8:14
@Lekensteyn: Fair enough. Sounds good. – funkeh May 3 '12 at 14:04

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