I have been wanting to install Linux on my laptop(my only PC for that matter). After playing around with a few live CD's and doing some research I have run into a dilema with my graphics card. I have the Nvidia GeForce 540m with optimus technology.
I had a asus u30jc laptop with dual video NVIDIA OPTIMUS features (Built-in Intel and Nvidia geforce 310M), I just wondering if someone already figure out how the official nvidia driver works, or any tweaks inorder to use the nvidia card, Ive been using this laptop for more than a year now, and i cant figure out or find a tutorials that work (when i try installed any nvidia driver it rende
I'm running 12.04 Precise 64bit and have the dreaded dual video situation that for whatever reason Dell used in the XPS 15z. (I know, in Windoze it supposedly exists for better power management.)
Has anyone been successful at getting Optimus to work short of using Bumblebee?
I plan to buy a customized laptop in a week. My main OS on the system would the latest version of ubuntu. Almost all the laptops I am interested in, seem to come with Nvidia optimus and I am well aware that optimus and ubuntu don't play nice with each other.
I hope I am on the right thread as what I ask is more a subjective advice than a question. Sorry in advance if it's not the place...Hello,I am planning to buy a new laptop (essentially Linux usage) and see some interesting ultrabook. For example, I'm interested by the Asus S56CM. However I see it uses the Nvidia technology Optimus.
I've a laptop with an Nvidia optimus graphic card (GEForce GT 630m) with Ubuntu 12.04 installed. After a while of looking around, I found that the optimus controller for linus is bumblebee, so I installed it.
I would like to know whether is possible to perform GPU calculations using this driver, or Should I install the Nvidia driver?
Decided to start a thread to list some of the laptops that have nvidia optimus in them and get it to run with Ubuntu (or other variants) with Bumblebee or Ironhide or other solutions that exist out there.
Basically I'm curious about the Ubuntu laptop users' answers to the following questions:
1) What kind of laptops do you use and with what NVIDIA video card?