O.K. There is a mountain of information out there that I can find of particular help is this thread: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work?
The hardware I'm trying to install on is an Alienware m11x r2 (slightly old running an GT335M as its discrete GPU with an i3 processor).
But I'm a little confused and have a couple of questions:
- Should I use bumblebee if I'm installing 12.10 or will the noveau driver be sufficient?
- How do I verify (other than warming my coffee on the GPU) that the optimus stuff is working?
- Can I use CUDA with nouveau drivers?
- Why are graphics drivers for linux such a difficulty. (The AMD desktop drivers)
The last question was rhetorical.