awilliam at redhat.com
Wed Apr 7 17:47:21 UTC 2010
On Wed, 2010-04-07 at 13:12 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-04-07 at 18:11 +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 07, 2010 at 09:14:09AM -0700, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > > FWIW, I figure the support is currently reasonably useless for NVIDIA
> > > chips, as there's nothing for which nouveau-on-NVIDIA is actually faster
> > > than intel-on-Intel in Linux, AFAIK. So aside from going 'ooh, it works,
> > > shiny', there's no actual reason to switch to the NVIDIA chip, even if
> > > you can make it fly. I don't believe you can use the feature with the
> > > NVIDIA proprietary driver.
> > The only obvious reason is to be able to use displayport, since the
> > switching implementation conveniently "borrows" some pins on the Intel
> > gpu that are otherwise required for it.
> Any digital output at all, in fact.
Ah, wasn't aware of that. Thanks.
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