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Old 09-12-10, 12:48 PM   #25
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Default Re: Optimus support for Linux

I don't know about most Optimus laptops out there, but mine does not have an option in the bios to manually switch, but based on my understanding of how Optimus operates it's impossible to manually switch anyway. The NVIDIA chip writes to the frame buffer of the intel chip.

Also, I'm sure NVIDIA has plans to implement Optimus in Linux, but like most things, companies always have that standard response of "No comment" or "We aren't working on it" but I'm sure they are. They would be stupid not to, especially considering that they have a monopoly on the linux marketshare. They will want to keep that.
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