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Old 02-24-11, 10:41 AM   #114
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Default Re: Optimus support for Linux

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.

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