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hello there. i just bought a new asus ultrabook s505cm-xx188h laptop. which has the following configuration.
Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7Ghz (Turbo 2.6Ghz) CPU, 15.6" (1366 x 768) Display, 4GB DDR3, 24GB MSSD + 500GB HDD, Intel HM76 Chipset, 2GB DDR3 nVidia GT635M (Support nVidia 3D Vision), VGA (D-Sub), HDMI, DVD-S Writer, SonicMaster Speakers, Wireless-N, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, 4 Cell 2950mAh Battery, 720p WebCam, 1 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, SD Card Reader, Windows 8 64bit.
it had come with windows 8, but i wiped everything and installed debian in it. can someone help me to find and guide me to install the drivers for it. it has a 2gb nvidia dedicated graphic card. i dont even know which drivers are installed and which i need to install. when i did lspci from the terminal, i got the following output.
Location: Somewhere inside 9.9 million sq. km. Canada
Distribution: Slackware 14.1
You have two video cards in that system. This is know as an hybrid setup. I have read threads where the Intel card is disabled in the BIOS, ( may be UEFI if it came with W8 ), and then the Nvidia driver will load.
There is a project know as the Bumblebee Project. The code from this project allows you to use both cards ( one at a time ). The code is still in development, it does work on some systems. If you disable the Intel card, the Nvidia hardware eats the battery faster. So for some this is not a good solution. See this link for for Bumblebee -->http://bumblebee-project.org/
I don't use Debain, there may be packages for Bumblebee. You will have to look into that.
Run a 'lsmod | grep nvidia' and see if there is a driver loaded. Also, running 'lspci -vv' will give you more information on the Nvidia hardware you have. Nvidia provides drivers for almost all of their cards. I'm can't tell from the the lspci what card it is.