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Re: Thinkpad W520
Try Bumblebee or Hybrid-windump. Ironhide is another fork of Martin from the
original MrMEEE/bumblebee codebase where Bumblebee-Project/Bumblebee is
rewritten and maintained by more developers.
On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 12:28 PM, Dapper <kedapperdrake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
> Thanks, that worked for me. But now I don't know which solution to try:
> Should I use Bumblebee, Ironhide or hybrid-windump?
> Am 21.10.2011 11:21, schrieb Lekensteyn:
> By default, the Mesa libraries are already installed. After installing
> nvidia-current (the nvidia
> driver you've installed through the jockey), the default becomes nvidia
> sinds it takes precedence
> over the mesa ones. To change that, use:
> update-alternatives --config i386-linux-gnu_gl_conf
> Repeat it for x86_64 if you run a 64-bit OS.
> Note that Optimus is not supported for Linux, so you really have to use a
> solution like
> Bumblebee or change your BIOS settings.
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 9:42 AM, Matthias Loidolt <
> kedapperdrake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Yes, I'm still using Ubuntu, it's oneiric on my laptop. How can I install
>> them side-by-side? I installed the nvidia driver via jockey, but i didn't
>> see any configuration there.
>> Should i just install it and then change the alternative?
>> Am 20.10.2011 23:49, schrieb Lekensteyn:
>> Are you still using Ubuntu? (I noticed Dapper Drake in your email.)
>> Ubuntu allows for having the libraries installed side-by-side and then use
>> the alternatives
>> system to set the OpenGL at your choice. Bumblebee sets the default driver
>> to Mesa
>> (necessary for the Intel GPU) and sets the ModulePath to the one
>> containing the nvidia
>> For the Bumblebee project, see
>> Bumblebee Developer
>> On Thu, Oct 20, 2011 at 11:09 PM, Dapper <kedapperdrake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>> I have a new Thinkpad W520 with Nvidia Quadro 2000M and an Intel HD 3000.
>>> Maybe you know that it has a hardware mux, so I could use both of them,
>>> but I have to switch in BIOS and install/uninstall the nvidia driver.
>>> In optimus mode, I can only use the Intel card, including 3D acceleration
>>> for it (if nvidia driver isn't installd), but the nvidia card is still
>>> active. Thanks to acpi_call, i think i managed to disable the nvidia card:
>>> I have to unload nouveau ( rmmod nouveau ), then to load acpi_call (
>>> modprobe acpi_call), and then I can run test_off.sh, which works with the
>>> method \_SB.PCI0.PEG.VID._DSM. After that, the card still shows up in lspci,
>>> but it doesn't show up in powertop anymore.
>>> I adapted Erik Andresen's script for his T420, and now it works for me.
>>> But there are still 2 problems left:
>>> 1. The rc6 sleep state of the intel gpu doesn't work (not really a
>>> problem for this mailing list, i know)
>>> 2. I can't use 3D acceleration parallel with both GPUs. Do you know a way
>>> how to install the intel and the nvidia driver parallel without letting
>>> nvidia's one overwrite the intel libraries for 3D (I think that's why the
>>> intel one doesn't accelerate when nvidia driver is installed)?
>>> If i could install them parallel, my next step would be to try out
>>> ironhide or bumblebee.
>>> Thanks in advance, and sorry for my english,
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