I have an ASUS N56VM with both onboard intel graphics (HD3000) and a discrete nvidia card (630M). My main OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I have VMWare Player installed and a Windows 7 virtual machine running.
I'd like to give the Windows virtual machine control over the discrete graphics card. That is, I want to run Windows and its applications using the discrete card.
Right now I'm using bumblebee to control the discrete card, so I invoked the player using
optirun vmplayer. It runs fine, but I think it's still using the integrated graphics: neither VMWare nor Windows seems to recognize the existence of the discrete card or of the HDMI output (which is wired directly into the discrete card).