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Old 09-09-08, 04:21 AM   #1
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Default how to shutdown a gtx280 in linux ?

my computer have a nvidia geforce 8400 for my linux desktop, and a nvidia geforce gtx280 for playing windows videogames in windows vista
both video cards are connectet via dvi to my desktop tft and to my lcdtv
i am playing only 3..4 hours every 3rd day, the most time i am at linux and use the 8400
than i do not need the gtx280, how can i shutdown the gtx280 ?
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Old 09-10-08, 09:59 AM   #2
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Old 09-11-08, 03:29 AM   #3
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Old 09-11-08, 10:54 AM   #4
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Old 09-11-08, 01:44 PM   #5
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You can't turn off a video card once you turn your computer on.
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Old 09-11-08, 02:07 PM   #6
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but why ?
i will power off the gtx280, and power back on wen i am in windows and need the gtx280
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Old 09-11-08, 03:02 PM   #7
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because no plug-in cards are designed like that presently!
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Old 09-11-08, 04:02 PM   #8
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the gtx280 does not have a power safe mode ? than it is time that nvidia make a power safe mode !
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Old 09-11-08, 04:48 PM   #9
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powersave means using less power, not no power.

You CAN power down some cards. lspci can tell you if a card can be powered down. How? Ask google. But even powered down it needs some energy.

What you need is a second box.
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Old 09-11-08, 05:02 PM   #10
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Haha what?

If the card is not in 3D mode, it will be in "power saving" mode, i.e. downclocked.
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Old 09-11-08, 09:18 PM   #11
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it is possible, but you need the right configuration. not sure if linux has support for it yet

http://www.nvidia.com/object/hybrid_sli_desktop.html
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Old 09-15-08, 04:51 PM   #12
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thanks for the info !

anyone here with linux and know how to do it ?
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