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    Hybrid Graphics

    So I have a laptop that uses Intel HD Graphics 3000 and GeForce GT 525M with Optimus.

    How can I choose what program uses what graphics? I have not installed a driver from Nvidia yet, and there is nothing in Additional Drivers.

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    Re: Hybrid Graphics

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    Re: Hybrid Graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by MourningsEnd View Post
    So I have a laptop that uses Intel HD Graphics 3000 and GeForce GT 525M with Optimus.

    How can I choose what program uses what graphics?
    You can't -- direct a particular app to use a specific adapter.
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    Re: Hybrid Graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    You can't -- direct a particular app to use a specific adapter.
    You can if you install bumblebee.

    Apps that you want to run with the nvidia card, just place "optirun" in front, like
    Code:
    optirun firefox
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    Re: Hybrid Graphics

    Code:
    optirun nvidia-settings -c :8
    Intel HD Graphics 3000 and GeForce GT 525M with Optimus
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    Re: Hybrid Graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by seenthelite View Post

    I remember using Bumblebee or some other one that does the same thing. When I rebooted it made my screen 640x480.

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    Re: Hybrid Graphics

    Nvidia does not yet offer a Linux driver with Optimus support.

    A new version of Nvidia's proprietary graphics driver for Linux, in other words, will add Optimus support, making it possible for Linux users to enjoy its battery-saving ability to switch the GPU's power on and off as needed.
    http://www.pcworld.com/article/26187...s_support.html

    Nvidia are part of the problem. They have yet to become part of the solution.

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    Re: Hybrid Graphics

    Okay. I just added Bumblebee, so how do I remove it?

    I installed the driver form the Nvidia site, but it does not work or something. It seem to have disappeared once I installed Bumblebee

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    Re: Hybrid Graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by MourningsEnd View Post
    I installed the driver form the Nvidia site
    Why ? If you want to use Bumblebee follow the instructions on the wiki I posted the link for.
    You may have to purge the driver you installed and then install Bumblebee, it does work, as the screenshot I posted shows.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nvidia_Optimus

    Okay. I just added Bumblebee, so how do I remove it?
    To remove

    If you're unsatisfied with Bumblebee, you can remove it via:
    1. sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
    2. sudo ppa-purge ppa:bumblebee/stable

    If you want to keep some programs from the bumblebee repository, you can also suffice by removing Bumblebee only (including its dependencies):

    1. sudo apt-get purge bumblebee
    2. sudo apt-get --purge autoremove

    (From the same wiki page)
    Last edited by seenthelite; December 23rd, 2012 at 01:26 AM. Reason: added link

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