[clug] Avoiding NVIDIA Optimus ?

Francis James Whittle fj.whittle at gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 18:09:42 MDT 2011

What kernel version?  I've been using the Mesa radeon drivers with a
4200 IGP for the last 18 months or so, with a Southbridge idle
temperature sitting around 30-35⁰....  Last I used fglrx it would
generally start using _more_ power :/

On Fri, 2011-08-05 at 00:00 +1000, Sam Couter wrote:
> Self-reply, thread necromancy, are there any guidelines I won't break?
> Update on the ATI laptop: Installed fglrx modules again (Debian sid) the
> other day, Just Works. Previously had an idle temp of 70C+, screaming
> fans (and a hot knee) and less than one hour battery life, now running
> temp of less than 40C, quiet fans, comfortable knee, estimated 3 hours
> battery life on light duties and of course much better 3D performance.
> I'm now happy I made the right decision.

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