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Old 11-01-10, 06:11 PM   #57
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Default Re: Optimus support for Linux

Originally Posted by DBO72 View Post
If the Laptop comes with the Optimus Power Saving Feature you can NOT use the NVIDIA card with Linux. You are sticked with the GMA HD GPU with is inside the new I3/5/7 CPUs. You also can not switch the NVIDIA card off to save power. And of course there is no way of using CUDA.

If you have (or still find) a Laptop without Optimus everything should work normally.

Oh crap, it wasn't enough to avoid ATi cards because of crappy drivers, now I have to avoid laptops with Optimus too? :\

But if the laptop doesn't come with Optimus, is it possible do switch manually between cards?
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