I have a hybrid laptop -- Intel Ivybridge + AMD 7970M -- and I've been using the latest open source driver stack, keeping up to date with the latest developments. 64bit Arch.
With 3.13 we're going to have runtime power management, which will be fantastic for battery life. However, I'm running into an issue: whenever I disable my discrete card using `echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch` one of two things happens:
a) I get a ton of error messages in dmesg, looks like CPU locks
b) I get no errors, but /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo disappears
I noticed this when testing some of the 3.13 changes, that my computer would mostly jus crash with CPU lock errors. I thought it was just an issue with 3.13, but going back to 3.12 I tried manually disabling the discrete card and, while X was running, my system would lockup, or, if X was *not* running, the vgaswitcheroo directory would vanish.
Has anyone run into this issue before, or maybe know a way of fixing it?