After loooong searches it seems that linux users are pretty much screwed when it comes to Optimus. Does anyone know of a workaround other than trying to flash the BIOS with the hack that will show an apparently "hidden" menu item (On Acer BIOS) to disable the Intel gfx in the BIOS? Or even better, does anyone have a flash program that will do that or some workaround?
Also the Intel interface is horrible. It does not allow me to choose my projector's correct resolution either with HDMI or VGA port (even though it picks up the correct model). To make matters worse, the HDMI outputs junk. The graphics are unwatchably dark and I have tried to set it, but the Intel interface is useless for that. It does the same in Windows mode (I dual boot) so I suspect it may just be the port itself that's screwy.
I am running bumblebee at the moment, but that's just for certain programs and does not allow me to do monitor configurations with the nvidia settings.
Can anyone point me to a useful place for an answer maybe? My eyes are already scratchy from searching over the past 2 days.