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Old 12-02-10, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default Asus 1215n GPU switching on ubuntu HELP

Hello everyone, new to the fourms here and a total linux noob
I installed Ubuntu on my Asus 1215n netbook and i noticed that i am unable to switch between discrete and intel graphics. So i was doing some research of my own and i found this site here : https://github.com/peberlein/acpi_call and it says you can use ACPI calls to enable or disable your gpu. But all that stuff on the website there is mumbo jumbo to me hence the noob comment earlier. If anyone could provide me on information of how to execute or set up those config files so they will execute properly i would be extremely happy :P

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Old 12-02-10, 04:37 PM   #2
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Default Re: Asus 1215n GPU switching on ubuntu HELP

Hi,
the acpi_call is not for switching the GPU, but for shutdown the nvidia card.
To do that clone the repository and simply execute in terminal :
$ git clone https://github.com/peberlein/acpi_call.git
$ cd acpi_call
$ make
$ sudo insmod acpi_call.ko
$ sudo ./asus1215n.sh off

this shutdown save the power of the battery. To shutdown the nvidia card at every time :
$ cd ..
$ sudo cp -rf ./acpi_call /opt/
$ sudo echo "insmod /opt/acpi_call/acpi_call.ko
> /opt/asus1215n.sh off" >> /etc/rc.local

Now a day, you can't use the nvidia card on linux because the driver don't exist... Why? I don't know.... but I hope nVidia work on it...
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Old 12-03-10, 11:19 AM   #3
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Default Re: Asus 1215n GPU switching on ubuntu HELP

thanks alot for the tip now i know how to use that git command. I wish i could find away on how to force the nvidia GPU on or at least tell if its on or off through linux.
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Old 12-10-10, 03:36 AM   #4
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thanks alot for the tip now i know how to use that git command. I wish i could find away on how to force the nvidia GPU on or at least tell if its on or off through linux.
Running the ACPI call below seems to freeze my 1215n.
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