Linux and NVIDIA

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by okieiam, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. okieiam macrumors newbie


    Dec 17, 2016
    I am going to buy a second hand MacBook Pro of my friend which have NVIDIA card.
    I want to have Linux on it.
    But I've heard that Apple NVIDIA is neither dedicated nor optimums so does bumblebee or NVidia prime work?
  2. jblagden, Mar 1, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2017

    jblagden macrumors 65816


    Aug 16, 2013
    I've heard Bumblebee works, though I don't know if it works on the MacBook Pro specifically. But I expect it would work fine. Also, bumblebee is in the repositories for Debian, Ubuntu, Arch, and Mandriva. Personally, I'm a big fan of using Terminal to install software - partially just because it looks cooler. But Synaptic and the Software Center also work.

    How do you prefer to install software? Terminal? Synaptic? Software Center?

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