How To Make NVIDIAs Optimus Work on Linux
Posted on: 09/17/2012 05:42 PM

Howtogeek shows you how to make NVIDIAs Optimus work on Linux

How To Make NVIDIAs Optimus Work on Linux


Many new laptops come with NVIDIA’s Optimus technology – the laptop includes both a discrete NVIDIA GPU for gaming power and an onboard Intel GPU for power savings. The notebook switches between the two when necessary.

However, this isn’t yet well-supported on Linux. Linus Torvalds had some choice words for NVIDIA regarding Optimus not working on Linux, and NVIDIA is now currently working on official support.

However, if you have a laptop with Optimus support, you don’t have to wait for NVIDIA — you can use the Bumblebee project’s solution to enable Optimus on Linux today.



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