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Re: NVidia Optimus and Asus U30JC
On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 6:26 PM, Albert Vilella <avilella@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I think the first ones to hit the street will be:
> ASUS N61Jv / N71Jv / N82Jv / UL50Vf
> There is now one Linux user who with a ASUS N71Jv. I contacted him and
> asked for a DSDT.dsl file:
> airlied and mjg59, can I ask you what sort of info could be useful for
> developers to have Nvidia Optimus working in Linux?
Optimus is a whole different story, I assume it'll still have a _DSM method
to turn on/off the GPU, but there is no output mux to switch, so there is no way
without a major rearchitecture of the X.org and DRI stacks we can support
optimus anytime soon.
> On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 7:52 AM, Andrej Podzimek <andrej@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I'm planning to buy an Asus U30JC-QX022X with NVidia Optimus. It has an
>> integrated Intel chipset combined with a GeForce 310M discrete adapter.
>> Now here comes a question: Does the Linux Hybrid Graphics project intend to
>> support NVidia and Optimus or is it specialized in ATI adapters?
>> If Optimus support is planned, I will (of course) provide all the data I'm
>> asked for as soon as I get the laptop. :-)
>> P. S. FTR, a couple of links on Optimus. It is (probably) possible to run
>> the adapters separately, without the switching capabilities. Not the ideal
>> solution, but a good temporary workaround.
>> Using the Intel adapter on a laptop with Optimus:
>> Wiki: http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Baustelle/nVidia_Optimus
>> Running the NVidia adapter should be possible in the near future:
>> Thread: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=148006
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