optirun(1) run programs on the discrete video card


optirun [,OPTION/]... ,command /[,command options/...]


Run an application using the discrete video card.
run a program even if the nvidia card is unavailable
do not run a program if the nvidia card is unavailable
do not start secondary X server (implies -b none)
-b, --bridge METHOD
acceleration/displaying bridge to use. Valid values are auto, virtualgl and primus. The --vgl-* options only make sense when using the virtualgl bridge, while the --primus-* options apply only when using the primus bridge. Additionally, value none is recognized, and its effect is to add paths to driver libraries to LD_LIBRARY_PATH (useful for nvidia-settings and CUDA applications)
-c, --vgl-compress METHOD
image compression or transport to use with VirtualGL. Valid values for METHOD are proxy, jpeg, rgb, xv and yuv. Changing this setting may affect performance, CPU usage and image quality
--vgl-options OPTS
a space-separated list of command options to be passed to vglrun. Useful for debugging virtualgl by passing options to it like +tr. These OPTS override the settings from optirun so be careful with setting it
--primus-ldpath PATH
a colon-separated list of paths which are searched for the primus libGL.so.1
-q, --quiet, --silent
suppresses all logging messages
-v, --verbose
increase the verbosity level of log messages. It can be specified up to two times (or five if --quiet is used)
show all logging messages by setting the verbosity level to the maximum
-C, --config FILE
retrieve settings for Bumblebee from FILE
-d, --display VDISPLAY
find the Bumblebee X server on VDISPLAY. Do not confuse this option with the DISPLAY environment variable. By default, PATH is queried from the daemon
-l, --ldpath PATH
libraries like libGL.so are searched in PATH (useful for the nvidia driver). By default, PATH is queried from the
-s, --socket FILENAME
use FILENAME for communication with the daemon
-h, --help
display this help and exit
output version information and exit


optirun glxspheres
Runs the graphics demo supplied with Virtual GL.
optirun -c yuv glxspheres
Runs a program with the yuv transport method for better performance.
optirun firefox http://example.com
Run a program with arguments.


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