Everything works except for the nVidia discrete card. Optimus does not work on Ubuntu and other Linux-based systems and nVidia has no plans to support them. There are ways to use the card though, although the experience on using it may differ.
Some notes about the BTO notebook (which is in fact a Clevo B7130) I own:
- the Plymouth splash screen is text-only in Natty, this is related to bug 770371 which has a workaround.
- The BIOS is a very limited Phoenix SecureCore one, there is no way to disable/ toggle the graphics card.
- The Optimus button on the notebook
does nothingis handled by software, which should not be specific to this model but all models in general. I wrote the clevo-wmi module (not to be confused to other modules that are named the
clevo-wmi) that can be used to change the LED color and assign custom functionality to it (e.g. "Lock screen").
- Fn + F for toggling brightness do
notwork (bug 806032 got fixed), brightness can be controlled by the applet too.