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    Default Nvidia Optimus problem

    Hello guys, i need your enlightment because i am stucked many days..

    Ive got a notebook with Nvidia GT520M and Optimus Technology..
    I have installed BT5 Gnome edition and as known the default resolution is 1024x768 and i cant change it by configuring the file xorg.conf or by adding a new mode with XRANDR.

    Furthermore, i cannot install nvidia drivers by nvidia's official site because its Optimus technology and i think it firstly needs intel's VGA drivers.
    I tried a lot of packages-drivers i found at repositories with no luck... Is there any drivers for Intel's VGA ??

    Or could someone tell me how to configure the xorg.conf file, because i did google a lot and try many things with no luck.
    Also i tried a little this tutorials here but i cant even find Nvidia-kernel-dkms at repositories and if i donwload it mannually i get errors...

    Please i would really appreciate if someone tries to help me out.
    Thanks in advance, a desperate Backtrack fan :P

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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus problem

    There is not much we can do about optimus and drivers until (and if) nvidia releases drivers for linux. As of this time it appears they may never do so.
    You can however use the onboard intel chipset and whatever drivers it needs. It's not the best, but not much else we can do.
    I sent a couple of machines back that had the optimus technology just because of the lack of driver support.
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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus problem

    Well, thanks a lot for your replying.. I was afraid ill hear something like that. But as for intels vga i am not actually using it because i am running BT5 at 1024 x 720 resolution. And i tried many many things and googled everything i could think but didnt manage anything.

    If someone could help me at least to fix the resolution problem i would be really happy . ( if that helps, when im booting BT5 live the resolution is 1366, but if i install them on HDD its 1024 and i cant find a way to fix that)

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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus problem

    I had issues in the beginning, but found drivers and a process that worked. I have the GTX450 in the ASUS G73

    On the Nvidia site they show a driver for 32bit and 64bit Linux for the GT520M
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux-d...07-driver.html

    Version: 275.09.07 Certified
    Release Date: 2011.06.14
    Operating System: Linux 64-bit
    Language: English (U.S.)
    File Size: 49.2 MB


    Sorry if I am looking at the wrong one , just passing along what I fond.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus problem

    Comment 5 on this thread "fixed" it for me.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Ubuntu4life View Post
    Comment 5 on this thread "fixed" it for me.
    Yeah, thanks for replying. I am able to use Xserver, but the problem still remains as i cannot use a bigger resolution from 1024x768. Any suggestions on that? Tried xrandr and it says maximun resol = 1024.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus problem

    Yeah you need to remove your xorg.conf. Just type " rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf " and then startx.

    Anyone could suggest how we could use BT5 as main OS installed on HDD and use full resolution and not 1024...

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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus problem

    Have you install your NVIDIA driver??

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    Default Re: Nvidia Optimus problem

    Did you read my first post ? :P

    Its Optimus technology and there is no drivers for linux.. just the simple ones which leads to no screens found error..

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