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Linux Mint – Installing Bumblebee for NVIDIA Optimus on Lenovo Y580

LM_beeFrom what I had previously read, it took a lot of special hacks and workarounds to get NVIDIA’s Optimus running correctly on the Lenovo Y580 (and other similar laptops) using the Bumblebee project. This was applicable only to the Linux 3.2 kernel. However, I just upgraded my kernel to 3.11, which is supposed to work with Bumblebee using just the standard installation. It does, but there are still a few quirks that needed to be addressed. Here are the instructions for installing and using Bumblebee for the Lenovo laptops. Continue reading Linux Mint – Installing Bumblebee for NVIDIA Optimus on Lenovo Y580