Chris Bannister <email@example.com> writes:
> On Tue, Sep 11, 2012 at 06:48:33PM +0200, lee wrote:
>> Julian De Marchi <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> > My major issue is the video devices. They are apparently a switchable
>> > "type", so you have the choice to use either the intel or nvidia
>> > GPUs.
>> You might be out of luck depending on what hardware is in your
>> laptop. Google for "muxless"; if your laptop is muxless, switching to
>> the NVIDIA card won't get you any further than to a blank display. IIRC,
>> there's some file under /sys that has something to do with vgaswitcheroo
>> which would allow you to switch between the cards if you have compiled
>> support for it into the kernel. That will take you to a blank screen/no
>> video output, so make sure you use a script that switches back
>> automatically when you try it.
> Are you sure lee? Wouldn't some sort of module blacklisting/whitelisting
Yes --- the problem was something like that with muxless systems, the
available software just doesn't support switching cards yet. There
might be support for that in the X server some time, perhaps there
You don't really need to switch cards when on the console, I guess
You can, and you don't get any output on the screen.
Everything works fine with the intel card unless you want to play games.
Its performance for that is pathetic at best, though even that works.
Other than that, it's only a pointer for the OP so he has an idea of
what he needs to look for and what he can try. If he's lucky, I'm wrong
and with the hardware he has, he can even switch /and/ have output on
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