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Old 11-01-10, 07:21 PM   #58
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Default Re: Optimus support for Linux

Originally Posted by walp View Post
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?
As far as I know, a Laptop with NVIDIA-GPU and without Optimus has either only one (NVIDIA-)GPU or it has a NVIDIA-GPU and a cheap (Intel-based) on-board card which can normally be deactivated in the BIOS. In both cases you are lucky.

But more and more Laptops are now shipped with Optimus and not all are declared "with Optimus".

Good luck!

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