Does Ubuntu 16.04 support hybrid graphics cards? I ask because of the support of ubuntu snappy core in Ubuntu 16.04.
I use bumblebee to start, for example a game, in better graphics quality. (optirun ./start.sh)
Does that work with Ubuntu 16.04?
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I got it working after some trying (nvidia-364, from ubuntu graphics ppa).
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-364 sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus linux-headers-generic sudo systemctl enable bumblebeed
sudo gedit /etc/modules
and add 2 lines:
sudo prime-select intel sudo gedit /etc/bumblebee/bumblebee.conf
in line 22:
Make sure to change lines change every
nvidia-364 (or whatever version you have).
After that, you can safely reboot your computer.
Bumblebee had no development since 2013 and is deprecated in 16.04, installation of
nvidia-prime should take care of the bumblebee functionality. pilot6 gave the usage details here.
Don't let the "it's broken" comment influence you. There were lots of improvements in the meantime.
Still nothing on the vsync problem. We'll need kernel 4.5, xorg patch (1.19) and nvidia patch.
You can follow up the thread here.
The bumblebee version in the repos and the default nvidia-361 driver do not work. You either have to install an older nvidia driver and manually edit multiple config files or install bumblebee and nvidia drivers from ppa's and also manually edit files. The alternative is to use nvidia-prime to switch graphics drivers but this requires that you log out each time. Bumblebee works out of the box in several other distros so its disappointing to have to jump through so many hoops to get it working in a major distro like ubuntu.
Yes, it’s supported. As Huba Buba pointed out, they are some issues that should be solved in the coming 4.0 version of Bumblebee. A pre-version is available through our testing PPA, if you test it please take a look at https://github.com/Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee/issues/749, 759 and 761. Report your results here to tell us whether you still need editing of the bumblebee.conf file.
Also, note that the prime-select command (and thus installation of nvidia-prime) are not needed at all. And while you can install both, making both work together is a bit more complicated.
There are various ways to enable the Optimus technique. Bumblebee is just one of the solution for some supported computers. See this question with a link to the official Ubuntu wiki page. If you prefer to use Bumblebee, I suggest to wait for the Version 4.0 to come (soon) to avoid NVidia driver compatibility problems. Hope this helps.