Am 04.04.2018 um 21:57 schrieb Carlos E. R.:
On 2018-04-02 15:30, Knurpht @ openSUSE wrote:
Op maandag 2 april 2018 12:44:45 CEST schreef
Carlos E. R.:
> On 2018-04-02 11:06, Daniel Bauer wrote:
Isn't there a wiki page at openSUSE that explains how to use these
There is on Bumblebee, not on Prime. The packages were introduced by Bo
Simonsen, but he seems no longer around, otherwise he would have shown
I'm a bit confused, but as I'm on the search for a small laptop for
travel, I'm interested.
Bumblebee and Prime are different solutions to handle laptops with
hibrid nvidia/intel video hardware, right?
As much as I understand, Prime switches completely to the enhanced
graphics (what I want), while bumblebee adds like a "virtual second X
session running additionally" (excuse the very poor amateur explanation)
for just a single program you start with bumblebee, thus reducing
Furthermore it is quite complicated to start a program using bumblebee
with a click on a desktop symbol or a dolphin entry. You more or less
must start everything bumblebee from console.
But the hardware is the same,
I understand. What is the best current software solution?
From googling I understand that bumblebee (at least) on opensuse 42.3
now also has severe problems. So the best software solution is a windows
or mac computer - I think under opensuse there is simply none. At least now.
Methinks, I will search for a laptop without enhanced
trouble, if I can find such a machine.
Yes, the enhanced graphics is absolutely useless for now. It doesn't
harm your computer, it is just there doing nothing but enhancing the
price of the laptop. You can just ignore it as a feature and look at the
rest of the machine.
But is is a problem for Daniel... he needs good
It is /really/ a problem. It was working before. It does not work
anymore. I bought an expensive computer for nothing. I can use it for
email and internet - all that I can do with my mobile phone, too. The
regression made my laptop worthless for what I actually bought it. It's
like flushing money into the toilet.
(If you think I am frustrated by this: you got it :-) )
Daniel Bauer photographer Basel Barcelona
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