Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Feb 2010 16:18 UTC
3D News, GL, DirectX Notebooks with dual GPUs have been shipping for a while now, but switching between the fancy discrete GPU and the low-power integrated one hasn't exactly been painless. Today, NVIDIA introduced a technology called Optimus, which makes the switching process automatic and transparent. In Windows, that is.
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RE[2]: Xorg development
by manjabes on Wed 10th Feb 2010 14:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Xorg development"
manjabes
Member since:
2005-08-27

Any kind of a "special" hardware ?

I wouldn't consider an Intel integrated graphics chip that special.
It is also rather ironic that I specifically bought a new computer with an Intel graphics chip rather than a nVidia discrete one, just so that it would work great with Linux. I even suppressed my inner urge to play games with my computer, just for that. And turns out, now I'm on windows with a sub-par graphics chip all along.

Kinda explains my poisonous attitude though...

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RE[3]: Xorg development
by boomn on Thu 11th Feb 2010 17:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Xorg development"
boomn Member since:
2010-02-11

Xorg itself probably isn't unstable in this case, Intel's driver is

Intel certainly has a good reputation for releasing open source drivers for their chips, but some recent cards have apparently been accompanied by poorly written drivers

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