Since I recently upgraded my IT infrastructure, I decided to use my old laptop as a home server. The problem is that the machine sports a powerful nVidia card that even at idle generates enough heat to stay 80°C hot.
The laptop is a DELL XPS M1710, with a512MB DDR3 nVidia GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics card. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04.
Given that I control the server via SSH, I thought that maybe I could somehow "turn off" the video card... is this at all possible? If yes, how?