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Recursion
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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎10-09-2011
Location: UK
Views: 841
Message 111 of 342

Re: unswitchable graphics

I don't see it as that drastic if we're now only waiting on a driver update.

 

I've been extremely happy with my E420s aside from this OpenGL support and muxless graphics switching under Linux (extremely poor battery life in that case).

 

I've not had any of the trackpad, heat, keyboard or any other issues people have been reporting with these models.

paralityk
Token Ring
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎06-17-2011
Location: Poland
Views: 837
Message 112 of 342

Re: unswitchable graphics

"If"

 

This BIOS is only for E420s and who knows "if" it's actually working/changed anything, as I said, no lenovo rep informed us about nothing yet.

Anno
Punch Card
Posts: 53
Registered: ‎09-01-2011
Location: Australia
Views: 769
Message 113 of 342

Re: unswitchable graphics

Yeah, where is that Lenovo rep?

Former Employee
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Registered: ‎07-11-2010
Location: Malaysia
Views: 760
Message 114 of 342

Re: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

@All,

Am still pending an update from the team.

//JameZ
AntraX
Serial Port
Posts: 22
Registered: ‎10-05-2011
Location: Czech Republic
Views: 749
Message 115 of 342

Re: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

@JameZ

 

Thanks for respond.  Can you tell how long approx. it takes to fix this problem? I hope lenovo team knows it's not problem only of E420 but all edges with hd6630m.

Former Employee
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Location: Malaysia
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Message 116 of 342

Re: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

@AntraX,

I am not sure how long would it take as no ETA has been provided from the team yet. Will keep everyone posted.

//JameZ
link626
802.11n
Posts: 140
Registered: ‎10-06-2011
Location: usa
Views: 648
Message 117 of 342

Re: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

luckily Rage is a crappy game.

 

so you won't miss openGL much yet......... unless you need it for rendering or photoshop of course

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wilis
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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎10-10-2011
Location: Czech Republic
Views: 638
Message 118 of 342

Re: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

Hello all. I'm new on the forum but I'm keeping an eye on this problem since my purchase of E520.
I hope Lenovo has got all necessary info about this problem but I wanted to let you know about one funny thing.

3 of 4 manufacturers have already fixed this problem. Exactly the same problem we have here (possibility of manual switching graphics on muxless). There was HP first, than Sony and about week or two ago - even Dell.
I'm not sure if it's funny or sad but I didn't expected that my ThinkPad would get so poor service. Hope Lenovo will bring us their solution (Bios switchable graphic option) soon.

I suppose some of you know this page but those of you who don't might get some useful info here - http://www.nhl.pl/index.php?showtopic=44623&st=260
- it's in polish but google translate helps for sure

 

Recursion
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Location: UK
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Message 119 of 342

Re: E420s switchable graphics with opengl

BIOS switchable graphics would be the single biggest pain in the ass on this thing ever. Especially for people like me who never shut down their laptop and only put it to sleep.

 

A software switchable method would be nicest, one that we can control using the Windows power management or something so that when the laptop is plugged in it's automatically enabled as the default for example.

geogre
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Registered: ‎06-23-2011
Location: lithium
Views: 568
Message 120 of 342

i totally agree. having to shutdown, switch on again, go...

i totally agree. having to shutdown, switch on again, go to bios to change the graphics adapter and reboot, depending on the program i want to use is not really an option. and most of the times i use different programs at the same time.

 

@antrax: sorry for forgetting the e320, i only knew the 420 and 520 Smiley Wink

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