Current support and roadmap for discrete graphics card hot switching
avilella at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 08:45:55 PST 2009
> > IMO all this is not very likely to happen.
> Yes, keeping the session sounds very complicated (though that's probably
> what people want, for most it probably wouldn't make a difference
> between rebooting or just restarting X). For the manual switch, I'm not
> sure how complicated that really would be - of course lacking
> documentation would be a problem.
I think a user logout->login, which at least in Ubuntu corresponds to a gdm
restart nowadays, is a much
leaner option than a cold reboot of the system. You only lose the opened
but all services like connection to internet, etc, are kept alive, so it's
better than a reboot.
> > When you buy a laptop on
> > which you want to run linux, I really suggest you check hardware
> > compatibility. This is no different than unsupported wifi chips.
> Well, for WiFi chips there's always the hope it will be supported in the
> future :-).
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