10-24-2011 01:26 AM - edited 10-24-2011 01:36 AM
I'm getting a Thinkpad with Intel+NVidia graphics.
Can anyone offer advice as to what to do during the initial install? Should I disable or enable the NVidea/Intel/Optimus graphics? I belive there is a BIOS option.
I have read about the Ironhide (former Bumblebee) project. Is it worth trying?
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10-25-2011 12:34 PM
11-01-2011 05:55 PM
11-02-2011 10:58 AM - edited 11-02-2011 10:59 AM
Alternatively, if you just want to use the integrated graphics in Ubuntu (depending on your graphics needs), just don't install any Nvidia drivers and leave the BIOS settings at their default Optimus, then Ubuntu will just use the integrated graphics with no problems. I'm using this setup with 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04 and have had no problems. I briefly tried 11.10 and also had no problems. This setup lets me use Optimus in Windows (dual boot) when I need more powerful graphics while using integrated in Ubuntu, where I never need powerful graphics.
11-02-2011 06:23 PM