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Old 02-24-11, 11:41 AM   #114
mlord
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Default Re: Optimus support for Linux

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Originally Posted by Gusar View Post
The pretty much only possible way would be for the nvidia driver to also include an intel driver.
No, they just need to provide a multiplexing driver, which implements the X protocols at both top and bottom, acting as a simple selector between the two lower level drivers (Intel and NVidia). Plus a bit of extra plumbing to manage the location of the frame buffer.

-ml
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