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Old 04-14-2011, 03:24 PM   #1
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cant install nVidia drivers on dell xps 15

I purchased Dell xps15
I got 1GB NVIDIAŽ GeForceŽ GT 525M graphics with Optimus
I installed ubuntu 10.10 64bit and then installed the nVidia drivers by following procedure given as
when rebooted I was dropped down to cmd prompt!
then i reinstalled it and now want to install nVidia drivers so what should i do ??
I am a newbie
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This page (troubleshooting, FAQ sections especially) may be helpful.

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nVidia does not support 'optimus' with linux, its windows 7 only. There is only 3 ways use the nvidia GPU on optimus systems running linux-

1- BIOS switch to force the nVidia GPU
2- BIOS switch to disable the intel intergrated video
3- Hacked software/driver/config files (mostly from custom EDID files)

As far as I know, there is no way to get any of these options working with the XPS 15.


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