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Re: Thinkpad W520
I submitted power management scripts for the W520 to Bumblebee some time ago
using bumblebee-submitsystem. They should work afaik. You should be able to
find them using bumblebee-configuration.
On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 16:10, Dapper <kedapperdrake@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks, bumblebee works for me. Without powermanagemnt, though, but i
> already figured that that's still in development. The nvidia crad scores
> more than 3 times better than the intle one does.
> A big thanks to you!
> Am 21.10.2011 14:20, schrieb Lekensteyn:
> 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
>>>> 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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