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    Default Dell XPS L502X with hybrid graphics

    Hi,

    I am using dell XPS with hybrid graphics. Intel integrated graphics card and NVIDIA. I have installed both Ubuntu, Windows 7 and opensuse in it. Ubuntu and Windows comes up. But Opensuse after showing some boot messages goes blank and nothing comes up. I am using OpenSuse 11.4.

    Code:
    $ sudo dmidecode -s system-product-name
    Dell System XPS L502X
    
    $ lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation
    Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0df5 (rev a1)
    Is there any solution ?

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    Default Re: Dell XPS L502X with hybrid graphics

    any one know the solution ?

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    Default Re: Dell XPS L502X with hybrid graphics

    Can you boot to failsafe? Which chip do you use for output?

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    Default Re: Dell XPS L502X with hybrid graphics

    I don't have a definitive solution for you. (I've never had a computer with hybrid graphics). There are a few threads discussing hybrid graphics if you care to search.

    In the meantime, I'd like to check whether both graphics drivers (for the respective hardware) are reported correctly

    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
    AFAIU, there is a method that can be used to switch some hybrid graphics systems via the use of vgaswitcheroo. You'll probably have to research this further for your particular hardware though.

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    Default Re: Dell XPS L502X with hybrid graphics

    Code:
    $ lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation
    Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0df5 (rev a1)
    The above is from Ubuntu. As I said I cannot access opensuse. I will try fail safe. I am using bumblebee from https://launchpad.net/~hybrid-graphics-linux in Ubuntu to switch graphics cards.

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    Default Re: Dell XPS L502X with hybrid graphics

    It should be using the integrated intel graphics card. There is noway that it will use Nvidia without a hybrid graphics application

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    Default Re: Dell XPS L502X with hybrid graphics

    Quote Originally Posted by webofunni View Post
    Code:
    $ lspci | grep VGA
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation
    Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0df5 (rev a1)
    The above is from Ubuntu. As I said I cannot access opensuse. I will try fail safe. I am using bumblebee from https://launchpad.net/~hybrid-graphics-linux in Ubuntu to switch graphics cards.
    Did you get bumblebee to work in openSUSE ? I note someone has tried an experimental (?) package for openSUSE: software.opensuse.org: Search Results

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    Default Re: Dell XPS L502X with hybrid graphics

    Yes, it would be nice to find users who have laptops using NVIDIA Optimus Technology to test this package. I have no doubt that we'll see good kernel support for this hybrid graphics technology in the next few months.

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    Default Re: Dell XPS L502X with hybrid graphics

    I'm having a bad memory day today, and I can't remember where I posted this info about a post with a 'guide' on our forum. I had thought I had posted (about a guide) in this Dell XPS L502X thread, but I see I did not .... so .... let me say I also note someone has posted a guide re: bumblebee here: Getting maximum battery time from an ASUS eeePC 1015pn

    The guide was applied to an Asus but I think it applicable to your Dell..

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