Originally Posted by adamk75
Mind you, I have no experience with switchable graphics, but have read a little. I know, for example, that nVidia doesn't support it with their proprietary drivers unless there is an option in the BIOS to disable the on-board intel GPU. It would not surprise me if fglrx were the same.
I do not know if the open source drivers support switchable graphics any better.
There is NO option in the BIOS to disable the on-board intel GPU, and I somewhere found that HP will not publish BIOS update with that option.
So does that mean that there is no way to use linux on such laptops? Or we just need to wait for another release of catalyst or another release of kernel?
I am little confused here...
Who should fix this problem?
Intel by removing CPU integrated graphic adapter?
Or ATI, I don't know how and why should they do it (if switchable option was not their idea)?
Or Linux by finding a way to use that "advanced" feature?
My opinion is that integrating graphic card in CPU was very stupid idea in the first place, but what's done it's done.
I don't want ms windows, that is for sure...
And if slackware(or some other linux) is not an option, what else can I do, except returning laptop to HP and telling that there is no use of their product, which I am very close to do.
Here is my xorg.conf file if nedded: