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howtos:hardware:nvidia_optimus [2015/01/31 17:21 (UTC)]
tommyc Added temporary announcement about newer nvidia makefiles
howtos:hardware:nvidia_optimus [2015/02/25 01:19 (UTC)]
tommyc Removed temporary warning.
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-**Temporary Announcement:​** Some newer versions of the Nvidia drivers had changed their Makefiles and may have installed some files into /​usr/​local/​lib. You may want to remove those (and if you do, it must be done manually). For more information,​ check out [[http://​www.linuxquestions.org/​questions/​slackware-14/​new-nvidia-settings-broken-4175532224/​|this thread]].</​note>​ 
 Some newer laptops nowadays come with what is known as "​nVidia Optimus"​ technology. This is an nVidia and Intel hybrid graphical processing unit (GPU); it is NOT two separate GPUs in one laptop. It uses nVidia graphics for performance and Intel graphics for power saving during basic usage. Unfortunately the closed source proprietary drivers do not offer a means for adjusting or switching between the two, unlike those from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD). Some newer laptops nowadays come with what is known as "​nVidia Optimus"​ technology. This is an nVidia and Intel hybrid graphical processing unit (GPU); it is NOT two separate GPUs in one laptop. It uses nVidia graphics for performance and Intel graphics for power saving during basic usage. Unfortunately the closed source proprietary drivers do not offer a means for adjusting or switching between the two, unlike those from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD).
  

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