Originally Posted by dk75
OK, there is some people at hybrid-graphics-linux mailings that own T410 NVS3100M and they report that they can't load nVidia chip in INEGRATED or AUTOMATIC BIOS settings and that there is DISCRETE setting too.
So maybe, just maybe, go to BIOS and switch your GFX to DISCRETE mode.
But IIRC it won't remain. GFX BIOS settings will switch to AUTOMATIC mode after power down.
Happy BIOS switching every time you power up your laptop...
I'm most likely going to purchase a Lenovo Thinkpad T510 this weekend. I can choose between just the NVIDIA card, and the NVIDIA card with Optimus. Based on this and other threads, it looks like I can go with the Optimus version and still use the NVIDIA card in Linux, as long as I choose the "DISCRETE" setting in the BIOS. However, this comment about having to switch a setting in the BIOS every time I power up my laptop has me worried. Can anyone else confirm the presence or lack of this behavior?