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Old 08-20-10, 01:13 AM   #23
ledoc
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Default Re: Optimus support for Linux

I hate to say it, but this is partially your own fault. At no time there was the slightest indication that any kind of switchable graphics would ever be supported, neither officially nor with nouveau. So you shouldn't have bought that optimus(tm) crap in the first place. Don't get me wrong, I hate nvidia as much as everybody else here and of course it is extremely frustrating to have hardware you can't use. Especially if it's a power sucking nv chip.

On a more helpful/productive note: Is there really no BIOS option (or maybe even BIOS mod) to switch off optimus and go with either integrated or dedicated? That used to work for the "conventional" switchable systems. Or is optimus the big improvement that nv engineers came up with which took that last resort option away? Like hard-wiring the display to only one of them? Way to go, guys.
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