this machine is a piece of pain since I brought it .
intel i7 2630qm
nvidia gt 540m optimus
I install 3 os in it (winxp , win7 , opensuse 11.4 x64) .
after go through alot trouble installing winxp (no ndvidia driver , no bluetooth driver), I though nothing could be worst but i was wrong.
when I first time boot opensuse 11.4 installer cd a non graphic show up and hangs half way . I had to reboot few times then the graphic installer show up.
some how the installation go through smooth. but whenever I power ON my notebook and boot the opensuse 11.4 , some time half way hang . I had to boot to fail safe then restart and then I able to boot normal.
sometime fail safe unable to start kde, I have to manual startx .
the brightness control is useless .
I unable to find display driver on nvidia website .
I have a Dell XPS l502X with a nvidia GT 540M and I get the exact same screen corruption in the menus as the screen capture above. Has anyone found a works arounds for this? I tried the tumbleweed which upgraded everything to the lastest release but that didn’t seem to solve the problem.
I’m still very upset that nvidia has abandoned support for all of its linux mobile graphics card users that have optimus (pretty much all mobile graphics card will have optimus)
Having these drivers would remedy this issue right off the bat…