• Intel/nVidia Hybrid?


    Hey guys,

    i’m a very proud user of Antergos

    I tried it to install last night 4 (FOUR) Times without luck, everytime i had a missing bootloader (after installation and rebooting something was missing…), after that i was thinking "dude, turn UEFI on and try again) and VOILA i have a fully installed antergos distro on my Laptop

    I’m impressed… very impressed and hopefully a reason to quit windows! (I already wiped the windows partition and using my whole HDD for antergos

    Alright, lets come to my point here:

    I have a MSI Laptop (MSI GT70 0nd) and i have two Graphic cards in it (a [b:2bigqi3j][i:2bigqi3j]Intel HD Graphics 4000 [/i:2bigqi3j][/b:2bigqi3j]and a [b:2bigqi3j][i:2bigqi3j]nVidia GTX 675MX[/i:2bigqi3j][/b:2bigqi3j]). So, is it possible to install a “hybrid” driver where the nVidia is turning on when i watch movies and the intel is only on when i browser on the web? (Like on windows… Browsing = Intel, Gaming and other stuff = nVidia).

    I have already used linux, but not a arch based distro with this kind (i used manjaro, with its MHWD = Manjaro Hardware Detection), is it possible to get such GUI or what do you guys prefer to use both cards?

    Thanks in advice

  • Hey guys,

    i’m a very proud user of Antergos

    I tried it to install last night 4 (FOUR) Times without luck, everytime i had a missing bootloader (after installation and rebooting something was missing…), after that i was thinking "dude, turn UEFI on and try again) and VOILA i have a fully installed antergos distro on my Laptop

    I’m impressed… very impressed and hopefully a reason to quit windows! (I already wiped the windows partition and using my whole HDD for antergos

    Alright, lets come to my point here:

    I have a MSI Laptop (MSI GT70 0nd) and i have two Graphic cards in it (a [b:2bigqi3j][i:2bigqi3j]Intel HD Graphics 4000 [/i:2bigqi3j][/b:2bigqi3j]and a [b:2bigqi3j][i:2bigqi3j]nVidia GTX 675MX[/i:2bigqi3j][/b:2bigqi3j]). So, is it possible to install a “hybrid” driver where the nVidia is turning on when i watch movies and the intel is only on when i browser on the web? (Like on windows… Browsing = Intel, Gaming and other stuff = nVidia).

    I have already used linux, but not a arch based distro with this kind (i used manjaro, with its MHWD = Manjaro Hardware Detection), is it possible to get such GUI or what do you guys prefer to use both cards?

    Thanks in advice

  • hi kewkie
    you can read this first
    [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee][1] and [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PRIME][0]">[https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PRIME][2]
    it looks like a mess, but it is not.
    I barely need my nvidia card, so it’s turned off by default to extend battery time

    [0]: <a href=
    [1]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Bumblebee
    [2]: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PRIME

  • Thanks there, looks good

    I’m wondering if there’s something like a GUI to switch between Intel and Nvidia card?
    I know GUI sucks, but … oh well, i think i should use the terminal from the beginning, to not stuck with the GUI right?

  • Alright, i have looked into it, but… i dont know, i cant get it.

    I dont know how its indicated in linux, but on windows its like this:

    My power button is lightning white, so white means = the intel card is running, when i start a game the nvidia card is turning on and is running, the light is turning orange.

    I dont know about linux.

    I think i’ll try with bumblebee and test it or any help or suggestions.

    // OK got it now, but i’m having a very bad performance

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