Hi AlbertP, thanks a lot for your swift assistance. The one question I have in reply is: If Mint 13 is based on a kernel that was released prior to the W530 being released, how can I be sure that it will have the necessary drivers? I'm thinking especially of all the other drivers, unrelated to the NVIDIA Optimus graphics which as you suggest, I will look at the Bumblebee link to sort out. Thanks, SofaSufi.
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