I want to know about optimus.
I don't want/need the Geforce graphics. what happens when I run linux in an optimus enabled laptop?
Does the normal intel graphics driver work?
Is there any way of disabling the nvidia GPU, or is it disabled by default?
Thanks in advance :-)
I think Bumblebee-project (not just Bumblebee) is more madured than Ironhide, at least it has a comunity behind it and is not maintaned just by one person.
I'm now running a optimus laptop with bumblebee installed, and it works.
@grigi: default the Intel is used and the nvidia driver (or nouveau) is not loaded. But the card still uses energy and you need to turn it off manually or with an application with the right acpi calls.
I think bumblebee currently does the job allright, give it a bit more time and it might work really well.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/techn...s/ati-xgp.aspx which would have been awesome for those that want just a laptop but with the option for high end multiGPU performance when at home.
That and in the pre APU days I hoped for OpenCL on the IGP+sideport ram with a decent dedicated GPU for everything else. Now I want to do the same with an A8 series APU and at least a 6670.