having Nvidia Optimus Graphic card: want to load Ubuntu 12.10

Asked by Inderjit Singh on 2012-11-10

Mine is Samsug intel core i3 laptop having Nvidia Optimus Graphic card. Dual boot , one side Win-7 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I want to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10. But due graphic card , I am unable to upgrade to latest version. How to solve this problem.

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Best N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

My suggestion is not upgrade to 12.10 , because 12.04 is an LTS version and will be supported until April 2017.

Regardless my opinion if you want to upgrade to 12.10 you can do it.

See here how : http://askubuntu.com/questions/203301/how-to-safely-upgrade-from-ubuntu-12-04-to-12-10/203302#203302



Optimus stinks on anything but Windows. I doubt you will get any success here. Nvidia have stated they will not be supporting this outside of Windows. You will get a poor battery life and your CPU fan will no doubt continually.

If you intend to install anything but Windows this mess is best avoided altogether as it simply doesn't work well at all in Linux/Ubuntu etc.

Inderjit Singh (inderjit67) said : #3

Thanks NikTh, that solved my question.