AlbertP wrote:@ anandrkris: The problem is not in the kernel but in X.org which has trouble driving monitors that are not connected to the same GPU.
AlbertP wrote:Sure, but it will still take some time until Wayland is fully usable. For now X.org is being fixed to implement support for many multi-card configurations, and as of Mint 15 many multi-GPU computers are working somehow. But I don't know how long it will take until the HDMI monitor with Optimus works too.
By the way, there are some computers with Optimus that have the HDMI port wired to the Intel GPU, so don't be surprised if some people are telling you that it already works for them.
anand@AnandLaptop ~ $ inxi -Gx
Graphics: Card-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
Card-2: NVIDIA GF108M [GeForce GT 525M] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.11.3 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
anand@AnandLaptop ~ $ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 525M] (rev ff)
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