Monday, May 23, 2011

Nvidia Optimus finally Linux compatible

You can now use technology Optimus Nvidia, that is to say enabling the fly to a GeForce installed in a laptop in addition to Intel's integrated GPU processor with Linux. This small miracle is the result of Martin Juhl, developer of Open Source program Bumbledee. Bumbledee is not yet at the official Nvidia drivers in Windows: it does not switch automatically between the GeForce IGP and depending on the application launched.

Therefore self-start each application with a specific command line: optirun32 or optirun64 . From there, GeForce IGP and HD graphics work together. Disabling the GeForce is not automatic, but under Ubuntu, but it is possible manually. So there is still much to be made to Bumbledee finishes, but if you feel like it why not try? Compatibility has been tested with Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSuSE, Fedora and Arch Linux, Ubuntu is the most advanced.

The HCL was also tested on thirty laptops: Alienware M11X R2 N82Jv Asus, Asus EeePC 1215N, Asus N61JV (X64Jv), 5745PG Acer, Dell Vostro 3300, Asus EeePC 1215N, Dell XPS 15 (L502x) Dell Inspiron 3400, Toshiba Satellite M645-SP4132L, U43JC Asus, Samsung RF511, CLEVO W150HNQ, Dell XPS L701x 17, U53JC Asus, Asus K52JC, U35JC Asus, Asus X52JC, N53SV Asus, Asus U35J, P52JC Asus, Dell Inspiron 3500, Acer Aspire 5742G, Samsung RF711, U30J Asus, Asus U36JC.

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