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Hybrid graphics on Linux

This wiki is intend to be used as a common information database, to sum up all the informations and reports submitted on the mailing list. There's quite a lot to be done, don't hesitate to grab an account and start writing!

The whole wiki is published under GNU Free Documentation Licence.

General

Softwares

  • Ironhide -- allows you to run specific programs on the discrete graphic card, inside of an X session using the integrated graphic card -- by Martin Juhl (abandoned)
  • Bumblebee -- allows you to run specific programs on the discrete graphic card, inside of an X session using the integrated graphic card. Works on Nvidia Optimus cards -- by Bumblebee Project
  • asus_switcheroo -- a solution for Intel/Nvidia switching on ASUS and other laptops with a similar hardware mux -- by Alex Williamson
  • byo_switcheroo -- a solution to build your own handler (like acpi_call) to switch between cards with vga_switcheroo -- by Alex Williamson
  • vga_switcheroo -- the original GPU switching solution primarily for Intel/ATI notebooks -- by David Airlie
  • acpi_call -- allows you to switch off discrete graphics card to improve battery life -- by Michal Kottman
  • PRIME -- long-term Optimus solution in progress -- by David Airlie
  • hybrid-windump -- dump window using Nvidia onto Intel display -- by Florian Berger and Joakim Gebart

Reports

External resources

Personal tools