Fedora 31, Optimus, Bumblebee and Steam

My laptop(XPS 15) has Nvidia 1050 Ti but I never used it to play games, because I replaced Windows 10 with Fedora Linux on the first day, not even a dual boot. I’ve tried Bumblebee to run Linux native games on Nvidia a few years ago but it wasn’t stable enough.

After I upgraded the laptop to Fedora 31, I decided to give Bumblebee another try. Luckily I got it working just by following instructions here. With very little efforts, I got Nvidia Settings and GLXSpheres working.

And it’s almost a no-brainer to launch Steam Linux native games with an extra launch option optirun -b primus %command%

That’s it, now I can play my Steam games on my Linux laptop 🙂


3 responses to “Fedora 31, Optimus, Bumblebee and Steam”

    • @leee

      It basically depends on how you’re going to use the laptop. Usually the Amd/Amd, Intel/Amd, Intel/Intel CPU/GPU combination is more friendly than the Intel/nvidia or Amd/Nvidia on laptops[Ubuntu works perfect with Nvidia]. Exists manufacturers like Asus, Lenovo, HP that work very well with Linux… If you want native support for Linux the best choice is System76 or Slimbook.