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    hot-swap graphics cards

    Hey all,
    As you may know, the new Thinkpad T-Series that are being released in August will have switchable graphics. This means that a hardware switch will let you choose between on-board Intel graphics and the installed Nvidia graphics card. In doing so, you can choose between performance, or battery longevity. I know that Windows supports hot-swappable graphics cards. Will Ubuntu support this? Or will it require a reboot?

    Thanks.

    -kedmond

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    Re: hot-swap graphics cards

    never heard of hot swap graphics before. i would never do it .

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    Re: hot-swap graphics cards

    You've never heard of it? The current Ideapads have it. The new thinkpads will have it:

    http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/15/l...ies-thinkpads/

    I guess this means that Ubuntu doesn't support it at all. Oh well.

    -kedmond

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