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Old 04-11-11, 03:15 PM   #1
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Default Support for NVS 4200m?

Forgive me if this is in the wrong place. I just got a Dell Latitude E6520, and I'm trying to install linux on it. Problem is, the default graphics drivers are shoddy at best and I can't seem to find the official ones. Is the NVS 4200m officially supported? If not, are there plans for it to be? I know it's a pretty new card. Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-11-11, 04:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Support for NVS 4200m?

Nope.

You have Optimus and Nvidia does not even have an Nvidia-only driver for such machines on Linux.

I believe you're stuck Intel-only graphics until David Airlie adds the necessary code to the Nouveau driver.
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Old 04-11-11, 06:02 PM   #3
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Default Re: Support for NVS 4200m?

Well, the release notes for the 270.41.03 beta driver explicitly mention, among numerous new cards, support for NVS 4200M as well (dunno whether the capital M matters?). I don't have an Optimus card, so I cannot try. Could it be that NVIDIA did something on that issue?
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Old 04-14-11, 07:46 AM   #4
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Default Re: Support for NVS 4200m?

Figured it out! The Latitude E6520 (and I assume the rest of the new latitudes) has a bios option to disable Optimus. I did that, installed 270.41.03 and we're all good!

see: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1726575
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