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Thursday, 26 March 2009

Dell Studio XPS 13 and Linux Nvidia Hybrid Graphics (9200M GS + 9400M G)

Dell Studio XPS 13 is in the list, more are needed:

If you've got any of the laptops below and you have tried to use Linux on it, you may have noticed that there are issues with the hybrid graphics setup. To help improve the Linux hybrid graphics support for this laptop, please attach your DSDT information to this Launchpad bug report specifying your laptop model:

Linux and Sony Vaio Z-series (nvidia)
Linux and Fujitsu Siemens Amilo XI 3650 (nvidia)
Linux and BenQ Joybook S42 (nvidia)
Linux and ASUS N10J (nvidia)
Linux and Dell Studio XPS 13 (nvidia)
Linux and Lenovo ThinkPad T500 (ati)
Linux and Lenovo ThinkPad T400 (ati)
Linux and ASUS M51Ta (ati)
Linux and Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo Sa 3650 (ati)
Linux and MSI PX211 12'' (ati)
Linux and HP Pavilion tx2500 (ati)

To compile your DSDT information, install if you haven't already the acpidump and iasl tools:
sudo apt-get install acpidump iasl           # on Debian-based systems

Then run the following commands:

sudo acpidump > acpidump.txt
sudo acpixtract acpidump.txt
iasl -d

This will create a DSDT.dsl file that you can attach to the bug report. This information will allow the developers to fully implement the hybrid graphics features for Linux.


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