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  • #16
    Linux does not support switching gfx on the fly. Best select one of it and it should work. Compare

    lspci -nn

    Without installed nvidia binary it would be possible to boot with any chipset selected, just no 3d active vor nvidia then. If i would have such a laptop i would write a on boot install/uninstall of the correct driver however
    Last edited by Kano; 08-10-2009, 05:51 PM.

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    • #17
      Responding to the first post, skip anything by Asus; they've sold out completely to Microsoft now and openly attack anything non-Windows.

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      • #18
        I've had very good experience with a Dell D830 on Linux. It's a bit bulky (15.4''), but offers an excellent 1680x1050 screen, keyboard and great Linux support (everything works straight out of the box).

        I'm using it for programming all the time.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Kano View Post
          Linux does not support switching gfx on the fly. Best select one of it and it should work. Compare

          lspci -nn

          Without installed nvidia binary it would be possible to boot with any chipset selected, just no 3d active vor nvidia then. If i would have such a laptop i would write a on boot install/uninstall of the correct driver however
          its not an big problem... for me.. but for DAU's/noobs it s hart to realice the fakt that is do not "work" in the same "windows" way..

          in my point of view i realy will drop this shit intel/nvidia notebook out!

          next one will be an desktop with a single VGA! or an notebook with an single VGA!

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          • #20
            As always the same thing can be hard to use for a noob and easy for a pro, so it is not clear what to suggest for others. But some things are faulty by design and that is called fglrx...

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            • #21
              I got an Asus G50Vt-A2 with an 9800 GTS in it. I got it running Ubuntu 64 bit on raid 0. There are a couple of guides out there. I even got the mini LCD working given out system information on it.

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