[conspire] (forw) Re: Question regarding the install of linux distribution with an Optimus GeForce graphic card

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Sat Aug 13 00:47:45 PDT 2016

Quoting Daniel Gimpelevich (daniel at gimpelevich.san-francisco.ca.us):

> A few days ago I set up Optimus on my new old laptop mentioned on the
> SF-LUG list, which I had originally planned to bring tomorrow. The above
> article barely scratches the surface of what I've had to learn just to
> get MPlayer working optimally, and the Bumblebee infrastructure has
> severe limitations. On Ubuntu 14.04, I've had edit multiple
> configuration files based on previous experience, install some pretty
> non-obvious packages, write a couple of scripts, and read an
> indispensable write-up on the subject which simply doesn't exist in
> English, just to get basic command-line-only functionality. When you
> show up tomorrow, assuming I'm not there to demonstrate all this, please
> tell the person to just disable Optimus in the BIOS. Then things will
> "just work."

Thank you sincerely for lending the voice of experience.  You may have
just saved us a world of pain.

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