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#1 2019-05-25 16:57:57

Spaceman Spiff
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Registered: 2019-03-03
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Nvidia proprietary

Is bumblebee-nvidia the package I need to install to to get drivers for my nvidia card and provide a garphical interace?

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#2 2019-05-26 14:58:22

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
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Re: Nvidia proprietary

You don't say what card you have. It looks like that package is for optimus. For other nvidia cards, you would install nvidia-drive. Both of those are metapackages which should pull in any dependencies.

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#3 2019-05-27 06:56:39

ToxicExMachina
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Registered: 2019-03-11
Posts: 156  

Re: Nvidia proprietary

Bumblebee is optimus support via VirtualGL (run additional copy of X server, render an image, copy this image to initial X server output). You need unofficial nouveau for correct OpenGL implementation or official nvidia proprietary driver for OpenGL-like NvGL API (it's partially compatible with OpenGL) and CUDA support. In Devuan you can install proprietary driver from non-free repository section (nvidia-driver metapackage) or by using nvidia installer (it will ruin OS when you will decide to update graphical subsystem related packages).

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