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  1. #1
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    Default [HOW TO] Install Bumblebee Optimus Technology on NVIDIA

    After 2 weeks I was able to install Bumblebee on Backtrack 5.
    I advice to install it on a clean installation of Backtrack.

    1. Re-install & reconfigure Python
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall python-software-properties && sudo dpkg-reconfigure python-software-properties
    2. Update and upgrade all
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get upgrade
    3. Install ubuntu-x-swat ppa and update again
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates
    sudo apt-get update
    4. Install nvidia-current
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    5. Install virtualgl
    apt-get install virtualgl
    6. Download latest version of Bumblebee here:

    7. Install
    tar -xzf bumblebee-2.4.1.tar.gz
    cd bumblebee-2.4.1
    sudo ./install
    8. Add your username to Bumblebee
    sudo usermod -a -G bumblebee YOURUSERNAME
    9. Reboot

    10. Fps test
    root@bt:~# optirun glxgears
    5170 frames in 5.0 seconds
    5120 frames in 5.0 seconds
    5090 frames in 5.0 seconds
    5280 frames in 5.0 seconds


  2. #2
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    Default Re: [HOW TO] Install Bumblebee Optimus Technology on NVIDIA

    i have a problem in 5 and 7:

    number 5 :

    root@bt:~# apt-get install virtualgl
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package virtualgl

    number 7:

    root@bt:~/Desktop/bumblebee-3.0# ./configure
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
    checking for gawk... gawk
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking how to create a pax tar archive... gnutar
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking for suffix of executables...
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
    checking for style of include used by make... GNU
    checking dependency style of gcc... gcc3
    checking whether gcc and cc understand -c and -o together... yes
    checking for help2man... /usr/bin/help2man
    checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
    checking pkg-config is at least version 0.9.0... yes
    checking for x11... yes
    checking for glib... no
    configure: error: Package requirements (glib-2.0) were not met:

    No package 'glib-2.0' found

    Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
    installed software in a non-standard prefix.

    Alternatively, you may set the environment variables glib_CFLAGS
    and glib_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
    See the pkg-config man page for more details.

  3. #3
    Just burned his ISO
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    Default Re: [HOW TO] Install Bumblebee Optimus Technology on NVIDIA

    im ready done install bumblebee and test optirun glxgears run without error
    but i don't know why my visual effect can be enable..any idea guys?

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