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07-20-2012

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ThinkPad T530 Dual Monitor Setup: integrated graphics, Mini Dock Series 3 with GNU/Linux

2012-07-21, 22:41 PM

The Mini Dock supports "up to two monitors can be attached and the ThinkPad display is disabled (ThinkPad display is blank)" according to http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/product-and-parts/detail.page?LegacyDocID=MIGR-72873

 

Despite this statementI don't get a signal on both DVI ports, only with the discrete Nvidia graphics - which is not an option for me.

 

I appreciate any help regarding getting both docking DVI ports running with the Intel Graphics.

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09-05-2012

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Re: ThinkPad T530 Dual Monitor Setup: integrated graphics, Mini Dock Series 3 with GNU/Linux

2012-09-05, 17:17 PM

Same issue.  Can the integrated Intel Graphics drive the DVI port on the docking station?  Linux doesn't support Optimus, and I don't need the power of the nVidia, so I would like to set the bios to integrated-only mode to save battery power when I'm not docked.  Would hate to have to switch the bios everytime I move from the office to the coffeeshop.

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Re: ThinkPad T530 Dual Monitor Setup: integrated graphics, Mini Dock Series 3 with GNU/Linux

2012-11-08, 14:30 PM

Just wanted to bump this question.  Is there any way to turn off nVidia via software.  Mabye the system could boot in Optimus mode, and then turn off nVidia unless a docking station is detected?

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