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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

HOWTO Allienware M11x r2 nvidia optimus hybrid graphics Linux

[This is an old post, check the launchpad website for acpi_call and bumblebee]

One of the hybrid-graphics team members has posted the detailed instructions on how to switch on/off the discrete nvidia graphics card on the optimus (r2) models for the Alienware M11x laptop:

This works with a modified module that calls ACPI methods with the right parameters to switch on/off the graphics card. The code is here: