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Old 06-04-12, 03:15 PM   #24
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Default Re: Linux GTX 675M support

Originally Posted by Gusar View Post
There is nothing special about IVB, that was the point of my previous post. So *all* IVB+nvidia will work with Bumblebee. That the 675M currently doesn't is a separate issue from IVB or Optimus, it doesn't work because it's too new, but like I said, for sure the next driver will add support.

Though, can anyone actually confirm it doesn't work? I assumed it doesn't because it's not on the list of either the stable or beta drivers. But the 650M at that link you gave isn't on those lists either. So maybe the 675M already works, the lists are just incomplete currently.
I thought there is something different going on with IVB+nvidia. Perhaps not, maybe all it comes down to is the current NVidia drivers do not support the later 6xxMs yet. I was told by Power Notebooks that there is something different with the architecture and basically you need to have Optimus working in order utilize the NVidia GPU. I would be happy if things would function like my GTX 420M laptop.
Section "Device"
   Identifier     "Device0"
   Driver         "nvidia"
Just use the NVidia GPU all the time and ignore Optimus.

If it's just a matter of waiting for NVidia to update their drivers then that's one thing. The concern is if this requires proper kernel support as well.
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