nVidia Optimus on GNU/Linux

Now is obsolete! Please use the Bumblebee Project!

Snail - project based on Bumblebee/Ironhide solutions but rewritten from scratch.
  • Full independent 3D on both video chips.
  • Auto power off for second X-server and nVidia chip.
  • Easy installation (look at Wiki).
  • Multiuser access.
  • Multilib support.
  • Run in a way nvrun app.
Tested distros
  • Gentoo amd64
  • Debian Squeeze amd64
  • Debian Wheezy amd64
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86_64
  • Fedora 16 (Verne) x86_64

Supported Models: All that supported by bbswitch, vgaswitcheroo (most of laptops with recent Linux kernel) + several by acpi_call (M11XR2, 1015PN, 1215N, K42Jc, K52Jc, N53Jf, N53Jg, N71Jv, N73Jf, P52Jc, PL80Jt, U30Jc, U33Jc, U35Jc, U36Jc, UL80Jt, N53Sn, U41Sv, N53Sv, N61Jv, N73Sv, P31Jg, U43Jc, UL30Vt, E6420, InspironN5110, XPSL702X, Vostro3300, Vostro3500, XPS15, ThinkPadT410, ThinkPadT420).

Git repo
GitHub repo
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Responsible: Kolan Sh

Initiator: Kolan Sh