video switching (centrino 2)
dparsons at debian.org
Tue Jul 15 19:04:03 PDT 2008
On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 13:04 +0200, Alberto Milone wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 11:19 +0100, Albert Vilella wrote:
> > My Sony Vaio (SZ1XP, 2 years old) already has a dual graphics card
> > option, one with the "SPEED" option (nvidia)
> > and the other with the integrated Intel graphics chip. When using
> > Windows XP, one can switch to the other
> > configuration, and a window will pop up saying something like:
> > "you have chosen the STAMINA mode, please reboot".
> > I am not sure how Linux would be able to detect that, but it's not
> > happening right now. Keith?
> > I guess what the new Intel Centrinos will do is enable this as a hot
> > switch, without requiring reboot.
> This would be easy to do. Have a look at this post:
Yes, a script like that will be handy for restarting X, automatically
selecting your chosen video chip.
Of course, the nice new thing would be switching on the fly, without
having to restarting X.
Thanks for the link Alberto.
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