11.10 & Nvidia Optimus

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  1. NormanN

    NormanN Registered Member

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    Hello, newb user here trying to go Linux full time. I'm trying to get my Asus 1215N to use the Nvidia card for Youtube, etc... I've tried to solve it myself and read up on The Bumblebee Project, Ironhide, and X-org drivers, etc... I'm lost. Does anyone have an easy newb way to gget hardware accel working with Optimus and 11.10?

    Thanks,

    NN
     
  2. vasa1

    vasa1 Registered Member

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    I remember "Cozumel" posting about Optimus.
     
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    As far as I know, you need a driver for Linux to get the Nvidia card working properly.
    For Ubuntu:
    System > Preferences > Additional Drivers
    or
    System > Preferences > Nvidia *
    (You will need to highlight the driver you need and click "Activate".)

    If neither is present:
    Code:
    $ sudo apt-get install jockey-gtk
    (Jockey-GTK is a graphical tool for downloading video drivers)

    To manually install the drivers if you know the number of the particular driver:
    Code:
    $ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic dkms && nvidia-glx-<driver number> && nvidia-xconfig
    Replace <driver number> with version for your card, like 173 or 177

    For ATI (just in case):
    Code:
    $sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic dkms && xorg-driver-fglrx && aticonfig --initial
    I located this information in the Ubuntu help documentation wiki.

    Cheers
     
  4. NormanN

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    Thanks.

    NN
     
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    I have a 1215n pretty working with nVidia Optimus. Don´t install the drivers! Will not work. The nVidia drivers will not work for Optimus on Linux. Follow the instructions at ironhide project. It will install the drivers from nVidia and put the card to work propertly. May be after install you´ll needs a restart.
     
  6. NormanN

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    Thanks!

    NN
     
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