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Testing NVIDIA Optimus / DRI PRIME On Ubuntu 14.04   Display Drivers   28 Apr 2014
ASUS Zenbook Prime Linux Benchmarks   Computers   28 Dec 2013

NVIDIA Optimus Linux News

KDE Sees More Crash Fixes Following Plasma 5.21...   KDE   20 Feb 2021
Linux Mint 20 "Ulyana" Released - Based On...   Operating Systems   27 Jun 2020
Linux Mint 20 Beta Released - Based On Ubuntu 20.04...   Operating Systems   14 Jun 2020
Linux Mint 20 To Better Fend Off Snaps, Improve NVIDIA...   Operating Systems   01 Jun 2020
KDE Starts April With Big Performance Jump For Local...   KDE   05 Apr 2020
2010 Through 2019 NVIDIA Linux News Topped By Linus...   NVIDIA   19 Dec 2019
System76 Rolls Out Pop!_OS 18.04 For Testing   Operating Systems   14 Apr 2018
Solus 4 Is Working On Restoring Wayland Support,...   Operating Systems   01 Nov 2017
Solus 2017.04.18 Brings Updates, Bulletproof Boot...   Operating Systems   18 Apr 2017
Fedora 25 Is Vetting Their Switchable Graphics Support...   Fedora   01 Nov 2016
GNOME Shell Making It Easy To Launch Apps/Games For...   GNOME   22 Oct 2016
More PRIME Features May Be Coming For X.Org Server...   X.Org   14 Jun 2015
Optimus/Primus Regresses On Latest Mesa 10.5.5 Release   Mesa   05 Jun 2015
The Issues People Face With Fedora Workstation   Fedora   08 May 2015
Metro Last Light & 2033 Redux Get Updated For...   Linux Gaming   13 Feb 2015
NVIDIA Optimus Linux Power Battery Tests   Hardware   22 Dec 2013
Exciting Upcoming Linux Hardware Reviews, Articles   Hardware   12 Dec 2013
NVIDIA (Optimus) PRIME Update Lands In Ubuntu 14.04   NVIDIA   10 Dec 2013
December Should Be Very Exciting For Linux Users   Phoronix   02 Dec 2013
Mesa DRI PRIME Support Comes To Wayland   Wayland   07 Nov 2013
Linux 3.12 Changes, Kernel Feature Overview   Linux Kernel   03 Nov 2013
An Overview Of Linux 3.12 Kernel Features   Linux Kernel   15 Sep 2013
Intel Driver Gains Virtual/Remote Output Support   Intel   31 Aug 2013
Nouveau Works On Optimus Dynamic Power Handling   Nouveau   02 Aug 2013
Ubuntu Still Figuring Out How To Handle Hybrid...   Ubuntu   15 May 2013
What Was Striking On Phoronix Last Month   Phoronix   01 May 2013
NVIDIA Has Major New Linux Driver: Optimus, RandR 1.4   NVIDIA   09 Apr 2013
Hardware Expectations For Valve's Steam Box   Valve   08 Mar 2013
GLX_MESA_query_renderer Extension Published   Intel   01 Mar 2013
PRIME/DMA_BUF Support For Wayland   Wayland   28 Feb 2013
Sabayon 11 Supports UEFI, NVIDIA Optimus   Operating Systems   15 Feb 2013
NVIDIA's PRIME Helpers Are Ready For Linux 3.9   NVIDIA   15 Feb 2013
David Airlie Talks About RandR 1.4, Reverse PRIME   X.Org   06 Feb 2013
Nouveau Gains Reverse PRIME Support   Nouveau   06 Feb 2013
NVIDIA Still Working On PRIME/DMA-BUF Contribution   NVIDIA   15 Jan 2013
David Airlie Announces "Reverse Optimus"...   Hardware   07 Jan 2013
NVIDIA Publishes PRIME Helper Patches   NVIDIA   06 Dec 2012
Nouveau Work On Kepler. Optimus, Gets A Falcon   Nouveau   22 Nov 2012
Bickering Continues About NVIDIA Using DMA-BUF   Nouveau   18 Oct 2012
Mageia 3 Gets Its Second Alpha Release   Operating Systems   15 Oct 2012
Linux Developers Still Reject NVIDIA Using DMA-BUF   NVIDIA   11 Oct 2012
Linux/X.Org NVIDIA Optimus Support Update   Nouveau   21 Sep 2012
Nouveau Releases New Driver With PRIME Support   Nouveau   12 Sep 2012
Dynamic GPU Power-Off Support For DRM Drivers   X.Org   10 Sep 2012
Primus: Client-Side GPU Offloading In 500 Lines Of...   Mesa   03 Sep 2012
DRI2 Offloading Support Hits The X.Org Drivers   X.Org   03 Sep 2012
NVIDIA Confirms It's Working On Optimus Linux Support   NVIDIA   31 Aug 2012
XDC: Hardware-Independent Graphics Driver & More   X.Org   24 Aug 2012
Radeon PRIME Import/Export Support For Libdrm   Radeon   13 Aug 2012
NVIDIA To Meet With X.Org Developers Next Month   NVIDIA   10 Aug 2012
DMA-BUF Synchronization With PRIME   Nouveau   11 Jul 2012
Potential Good News For NVIDIA Optimus On Linux   NVIDIA   28 Jun 2012
Linux Driver Support Still Leaves A Lot To Desire   Hardware   21 Jun 2012
RandR 1.5 Works: GPU Offloading, USB Hotplugging   X.Org   19 Jun 2012
Linux On The 2012 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro?   Hardware   12 Jun 2012
The Extra DMA-BUF PRIME Patches For Linux 3.5   Linux Kernel   31 May 2012
The New X.Org Server Driver API Is Coming   X.Org   14 May 2012
DMA-BUF PRIME Coming Together For Linux 3.5   Linux Kernel   12 May 2012
NVIDIA Tegra With Dedicated Quadro/GeForce?   NVIDIA   10 May 2012
The Biggest Problem For A Linux PC Vendor   Ubuntu   08 May 2012
Canonical Publishes Apple Hybrid Graphics Driver   Linux Kernel   16 Mar 2012
There's Hope For DMA-BUF With Non-GPL Drivers   NVIDIA   20 Feb 2012
DMA-BUF Is Ready To Push Forward Linux Drivers   Free Software   07 Feb 2012
NVIDIA Talks Of Optimus Possibilities For Linux   NVIDIA   25 Jan 2012
Bumblebee Has Tumbleweed For NVIDIA Optimus On Linux   NVIDIA   20 Jan 2012
Moving Closer To NVIDIA Optimus On Linux   Nouveau   13 Jan 2012
Virtual CRTCs Are Brought Up Again   X.Org   25 Nov 2011
Experimental Code Published For Virtual CRTCs   X.Org   03 Nov 2011
Linux Hybrid Graphics Will Be A Mess For A While   Hardware   31 Oct 2011
First Phase Of X.Org GPU Hot-Plugging Works   X.Org   22 Oct 2011
Missing Functionality From The Linux Graphics Drivers   NVIDIA   16 Jul 2011
DisplayLink Continues To Progress On Linux, But No 3D   Hardware   02 Jun 2011
The DRM Pull For The Gardenshed (Linux 3.0) Kernel   Linux Kernel   24 May 2011
Linus Talks Of Linux 2.8 Or Linux 3.0; Ending Linux...   Linux Kernel   23 May 2011
What Not To Expect From The Linux 2.6.40 Kernel   Linux Kernel   22 May 2011
Optimus Fun Merged For Linux 2.6.40 Kernel   NVIDIA   10 May 2011
NVIDIA Optimus Unofficially Comes To Linux   NVIDIA   08 May 2011
Will NVIDIA Optimus Inevitably Come To Linux?   NVIDIA   25 Apr 2011