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Old 12-09-10, 02:01 PM   #13
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Default Re: Is every laptop with optimus unusable?

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Has anyone been able to get the ION2 video card working on the 1215N with Ubuntu? I can only get Intel working, which is fine, but I would really like to use the HDMI out to connect to an external display.

Also, do you have a reference for the ACPI calls to make to disable ION2 if there's no way to get it working? Do I need to install a driver to do that?

Thanks.
I found the reference to turn it off with ACPI calls:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...ighlight=1215n
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Old 07-08-11, 02:10 AM   #14
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Default Re: Is every laptop with optimus unusable?

Hi.

I also own an asus eeePC 1015pn laptop.
It works great under mageia 1 and latest nividia drivers in the repos, but i can't control fan speed.
I tried coolbit "5" Option in xorg.conf but there is no manual fan speed control.

@mtron
What kind of customized fancontrol script do you use?

Thanks
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Old 07-23-11, 04:30 AM   #15
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Default Re: Is every laptop with optimus unusable?

Try bumblebee: https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee

It allows you to selectively run 3d applications using the nvidia card (ie dynamically switching video cards), and turns the nvidia card off while not in use.
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