I have an Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro laptop. I bought it to eventually do some work with CUDA on its Gforce 860M.
Anyway, I installed Opensuse 13.2 64 bits and that almost worked.
See the random problems I’m having on this other thread :
It looks like it might be a driver problem with the Optimus cards and that might be resolved by installing Bumblebee.
So, I decided to give it a go. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to let me know.
Keep in mind that I’m not very good at this stuff. Try to be clear in your instructions. Saying “remove driver XYZZ”
won’t be helpful if you don’t tell me how to do it.
I had a look at these two guides for Bublebee:
I started by looking at some suggested zypper commands which i assume is some sort of package installer.
The first command I tried didn’t go very well :
zypper se nvidia Empty destination in URI: hd:///?device=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-1USB_DISK_2.0-part2 sudo zypper up -- Empty destination in URI: hd:///?device=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-1USB_DISK_2.0-part2 sudo zypper refresh Repository 'Update Repository (Non-Oss)' is up to date. Repository 'Main Repository (NON-OSS)' is up to date. Repository 'Main Repository (OSS)' is up to date. Repository 'Main Update Repository' is up to date. Empty destination in URI: hd:///?device=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-1USB_DISK_2.0-part2
There is clearly something wrong here : I don’t understand the reference to the USB disk. Something to do
with installing from USB stick?
Some commands required sudo but the guides never mention it, increasing the confusion.
One of the guides said to add the Bumblebee repository
zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/Bumblebee/openSUSE_13.2 Root privileges are required for modifying system repositories. sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/Bumblebee/openSUSE_13.2 root's password: If only one argument is used, it must be a URI pointing to a .repo file. addrepo (ar) [options] <URI> <alias> addrepo (ar) [options] <file.repo> Add a repository to the system. The repository can be specified by its URI or can be read from specified .repo file (even remote).
I looked at the path and changed it to the .repo file there
sudo zypper ar -f http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/Bumblebee/openSUSE_13.2/X11:Bumblebee.repo PackageKit is blocking zypper. This happens if you have an updater applet or other software management application using PackageKit running. Tell PackageKit to quit? [yes/no] (no): yes PackageKit is still running (probably busy). Try again? [yes/no] (no): yes Adding repository 'Bumblebee project (openSUSE_13.2)' .......................................................[done] Repository 'Bumblebee project (openSUSE_13.2)' successfully added Enabled : Yes Autorefresh : Yes GPG check : Yes URI : http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:/Bumblebee/openSUSE_13.2/ sudo zypper up -- Retrieving repository 'Bumblebee project (openSUSE_13.2)' metadata ---------------------------------------------\] New repository or package signing key received: Repository: Bumblebee project (openSUSE_13.2) Key Name: X11:Bumblebee OBS Project <X11:Bumblebee@build.opensuse.org> Key Fingerprint: 1B36859F EC802523 D1C7C7B3 67486E4C DD15AF4A Key Created: Sat 31 May 2014 10:03:30 PM AEST Key Expires: Mon 08 Aug 2016 10:03:30 PM AEST Rpm Name: gpg-pubkey-dd15af4a-5389c512 Do you want to reject the key, trust temporarily, or trust always? [r/t/a/? shows all options] (r): a Retrieving repository 'Bumblebee project (openSUSE_13.2)' metadata ..........................................[done] Building repository 'Bumblebee project (openSUSE_13.2)' cache ...............................................[done] Empty destination in URI: hd:///?device=/dev/disk/by-id/scsi-1USB_DISK_2.0-part2 Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i/? shows all options] (a):
All this left me very confused. Thanks in advance for any help.