Hi all,After spending the last couple of weeks trying to make my NVIDIA GPU work with CentOS 6.3 64-bit on my laptop (Alienware M14x) I finally succeeded. Now I can run OpenGL applicati... [by 4hr1m4n]
on 10/31/2012 – Made popular on 10/31/2012
Bumblebee is a package for Optimus laptops (and some other nvidia hybrids like MacBook Pro 2009, AMD support is being developed).If you are going to install Bumblebee with the proprietary driver, keep in mind that it is not compatible with the stock nvidia-utils package, you need nvidia-utils-bumblebee for it to work.
I was referring to nvidia-xconfig above, not nvidia-settings (I fixed it now). Anw, it should be safe to remove, I don't have that file here at all. But better make a backup of it first before rebooting.
I have Intel/Nvidia optimus and use Bumblebee with fairly good success, thanks to the hard work of the BB devs. But I noticed that today's update to 12.10 offers to install new OpenGL (Mesa) drivers. Are these new drivers better able to deal with Optimus chipsets? Is it wise to skip installing them if one has Optimus?