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Old 05-30-12, 12:50 PM   #9
Gusar
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Default Re: Linux GTX 675M support

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Originally Posted by tmack View Post
That post is from two years ago and contains the words "at this time".

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Originally Posted by tmack View Post
Suffice to say, my next purchase will probably be ATI/AMD powered
The situation there isn't any better. They do have a hack in which everything is rendered on their card and copied to the Intel card for display, but this totally drains your battery and introduces lag and a performance penalty.

For Nvidia, there's Bumblebee. Also a hack, also has a performance penalty, but it at least works how Optimus is supposed to work (the nvidia card is activated only for a specific app, and then deactivated when you close the app).


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Originally Posted by geophph View Post
but after shelling out big bucks for nice NVidia hardware only to find out Linux support is non-existent or unclear.
Your fault for not informing yourself before shelling out the big bucks. Optimus isn't new and it's Linux situation is a known thing, so it's not like you can claim you couldn't have known.

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Especially working under the assumption that NVidia has provided excellent Linux support for years.
If you spend big bucks based on assumptions and get burned, you only have yourself to blame.

The above sounds harsh, but it's true. It's not correct to let your anger out at Nvidia.
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