I’ve been hesitating to upgrade my work laptop with Nvidia dGPU from LEAP 15.1 to LEAP 15.2 because of my “dreaded” change to suse-prime from bumblebee.
I remember from the last development discussion that Bumblebee will no longer be supported and that no one is assigned to it and suse-prime will be practically replacing bumblebee from LEAP 15.2 and on. Is this true? I will test it out on my external SSD at some point but I’m very curious.
It is in the Leap 15.2 Release, so I don’t see why you can’t use it, if it breaks going forward, then getting it fixed may be an issue. Why not do a test install to see how prime goes? If you have issues, help improve and create a bug report?
I have seen reports and heard that the entire bumblebee module is missing entirely in Kernel 5.+ for LEAP 15.1 and 15.2 but I will find out sooner or later. I will also check out prime eventually but what I’m most worried is the display forwarding through i/d GPU.
In my older Lenovo laptops (T420, T430, W530) VGA port passes through iGPU and Display port through dGPU and the only way to be able to both work is by using Bumblebee. If I used Intel driver only, only VGA port worked, if I used Nvidia only, only DP worked.
I am not sure what the configuration is for my current Lenovo T480 but I have a funny feeling that I’ll run into similar/same issue when I start using prime.
For the time being, is there no one working on bumblebee at all? I guess eventually it won’t work on Tumbleweed either.