xps for linux users

Branko Vukelic bg.branko at gmail.com
Sat Jun 18 15:32:45 CDT 2011


I'm not an expert by any means, but I believe it means that instead of
switching between the the Intel GPU and nVidia GPU, it will use both:
nVidia for applications run using optirun, and Intel for everything
else.

On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Rudra Banerjee <bnrj.rudra at yahoo.com> wrote:
> I am sorry but what is GPU offloading? will it disable my NVIDIA
> permanently?
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> Yes. I'm running Ubuntu Linux on Insipiron N5110 which has nVidia GT
> 525M w/ Optimus. There's a bumblebee project which has an installer
> that sets up everything you need including a few commands (optirun32
> and optirun64) that run programs w/ GPU offloading.
>
> https://github.com/MrMEEE/bumblebee
>
> Should be noted that it's real offloading, and not GPU switching.
>
> On Sat, Jun 18, 2011 at 7:18 PM, Rudra Banerjee <bnrj.rudra at yahoo.com>
> wrote:
>> Dear friends,
>> my inspiron is outdated and I am really planning for a xps now. Only thing
>> that is stopping me is the nvidia with optimus which is not supported in
>> linux.
>> Is there any solution for this?
>> I will install fedora in the laptop.
>>
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