I am planing to buy a new laptop and use an external 27 inch monitor with 2560 x 1440 px resolution on ubuntu for work.
I keep reading that the Nvidia Optimus technology isn't well supported on Linux. I am not really interested in using the Nvidia card on my Ubuntu partition I just want to connect the monitor there, but I read, that I cannot connect a monitor with such a high resolution on such a notebook.
If anyone has experience using an Nvidia card with Optimus technology or even better the exact laptop in question (Alienware M17x with NVIDIA® GTX 680M ) it would be great.
Kaybe an option is to disable the nvidia card in bios while i use ubuntu? And if i start my gameing-partition, I re-enable it before? But I heard, that then the external display-port is disabled too then.