I was given in my work a samsung 300E5C – T03 laptop that comes with an optimus nvidia card.
I know that I can use optimus (both cards – intel & nvidia) since I dont like to use bumblebee, but I would like to select nvidia or intel depending on the work I do with the laptop. However, there is no option in bios to select VGA. Therefor, I need a software way to select VGA. Is that possible?
Some relevant info and actions:
lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1058 (rev a1)
I tried to install nvisia using the manual but it will not build. I didnt tried more since I prefer to use open software.
I blacklist the intel (i915) and the system stack in post (will not boot). I had to use a liveCD to remove blacklist. Latter I learned that optimus need integrated card to operate.
If I create a 20-nouveau.conf then I cann't get X
I created a 20-intel.conf and the system boots but...
Adapter: Virtual device
temp1: +51.0°C (crit = +86.0°C)
temp2: +29.8°C (crit = +86.0°C)
Adapter: ISA adapter
Physical id 0: +52.0°C (high = +80.0°C, crit = +85.0°C)
Core 0: +51.0°C (high = +80.0°C, crit = +85.0°C)
Core 1: +52.0°C (high = +80.0°C, crit = +85.0°C)
Adapter: PCI adapter
temp1: +49.0°C (high = +95.0°C, crit = +105.0°C)
Therefore nouveau is in effect (running)
The lsmod is http://paste.debian.net/244454/
The laptop has a led monitor but the backlight is terible compared with my Probbok 4320s.
I tried to find a fix for the backlight. In /sys/class/backlight/ I have three options: acpi_video0 acpi_video1 intel_backlight of which acpi_video1 seems to be valid. In intel_backlight the actual_brightness is 3503 and I can not change it.