Before installing Bumblebee, many users with optimus enabled systems, when they install the nvidia driver, this latter get on conflict with the integrated graphics driver and then remains inactive. One gets a black or blank screen when booting....
yesterday, Nvidia updated their driver (nvidia-current) to version 290.10 Certified that fixed many bugs and regressions for amd64 systems, and amongst them :
- Fixed a bug that prevented the driver from loading on some systems with integrated graphics.
Does it mean that now even though we do not install Bumblebee, if we install this update separately, we would be able to use the nvidia card ? Does it mean the nvidia card would be on boot recognized by X? A xinerama scenarion would be possible with an external monitor through the HDMI port connected by default on many systems to the nvidia card?
Thanks for your hints or answers See: http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-display-amd64-290.10-driver.html