I am fresh into slackware 13.37 on an asus ul30vt (asus) and deeply in love, if not a little overwhelmed. I am trying to take my time and read all of the readmes and howtos that Patrick has included in the distro. The problem I am having, is that I limited time to do so... since my battery is being nuked so quickly. This is the result of having both the integrated (intel) gpu and discrete gpu (nvidia) powered on and slurping juice. Also, given the lack of nvidia drivers (although lsmod does show nouveau which I have read is a linux project to power nvidia cards) this card is sucking juice without the benefit of doing anything.
Through a lot of research... I see that on other distros that a combination of using acpi_call to power down nvidia when not needed, asus_switcheroo to go through nvidia when needed and bumblebee (to use nvidia in an "optimus"-like setup) is possible.
I chose slackware... because I wanted to start with the most *nix clean distro, to learn from the ground up. However, I think this may be a little to steep for such a *nix child like myself.
Can anyone point me in the direction of tdocumentation that will help me understand the process of building and implementing these kernel modules. I would greatly appreciate it.
My source has been this
thus far... but it is a bit over my head as its documentation is a bit thin.