Re: Use ONLY nVidia discrete graphics on Optimus laptop N56VZ Ubuntu 13.04
Thanks for a heads up on both a means to use nVIDIA® GPU's on an Intel® Core™ i7™ rig and complications to watch out for. My own current plans for a Haswell build include an ATi®-based video card due to better open-source support; but the Bumblebee Project™ gives me an option in the event that I do need a video card based on an nVIDIA® GK-series GPU (192-, 256-, and 384-bit GeForce® GTX™ 4xx, 5xx, or 6xx models) for specific functionality such as TwinView™ for presentations. I plan to use the in-APU Intel® Multimedia Accelerator™ primarily as a text display for back-end monitoring, to stand in for a dedicated serial terminal.
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2HP / AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
Audio: Creative Laboratoies SB0350/SB0250 (PCI)
Video: Diamond Radeon HD 5450 (PCIe x16)