I have an optimus laptop with intel hd4000 and nvidia gt640m graphics. Like many, I’ve had loads of trouble with these drivers before.
I want to use the hd4000 for all actual graphics and I want to use the gt640m for cuda computation only (namely tensorflow). I also want to be able to turn off the gt640m when I’m not using it (most of the time) and not boot up to a blank screen.
My bios gives options of discreet graphics or switchable. I can’t disable the hd4000. This gives instructions which sound like what I want but they are for ubuntu so I was wondering if anyone here could advise me of anything I might have to do differently.
My other option is to follow the bumblebee tutorial on the antergos wiki. Does anyone know if bumblebee works well with tensorflow and cuda?