How to get the nVidia Optimus card working on the Zenbook UX32VD (Ubuntu 13.04)

NOTE: This guide assumes that your bios version is 211 or higher. If you haven’t already done it, download the update from here.

If you’re on Ubuntu 12.04 / 12.10, see here.

1) Install bumblebee. If you previously installed nVidia drivers… remove ‘em completely before performing this step!

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bumblebee/stable
$ sudo apt-get purge nvidia-current
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia

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How to get the nVidia Optimus card working on the Zenbook UX32VD (Ubuntu 12.04/12.10)

NOTE: This guide assumes that your bios version is 211 or higher. If you haven’t already done it, download the update from here.

If you’re on Ubuntu 13.04, see here.

1) Upgrade your kernel to version 3.5.2 (or, presumably, newer). Assuming we’re dealing with a 64-bit system:

$ mkdir /tmp/new_kernel
$ cd /tmp/new_kernel
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-headers-3.5.2-030502-generic_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_amd64.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-headers-3.5.2-030502_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_all.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-image-3.5.2-030502-generic_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_amd64.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-image-extra-3.5.2-030502-generic_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

2) Reboot

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Come far funzionare la scheda nVidia Optimus sullo Zenbook UX32VD (Ubuntu 12.04/12.10)

NOTA: questa guida assume che la versione del bios sia 211 o superiore. Se non l’hai ancora fatto, scarica l’aggiornamento da qui.

1) Aggiornare il kernel alla versione 3.5.2 (o, presumibilmente, successiva). Presumendo di avere a che fare con un sistema a 64 bit:

$ mkdir /tmp/new_kernel
$ cd /tmp/new_kernel
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-headers-3.5.2-030502-generic_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_amd64.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-headers-3.5.2-030502_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_all.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-image-3.5.2-030502-generic_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_amd64.deb
$ wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v3.5.2-quantal/linux-image-extra-3.5.2-030502-generic_3.5.2-030502.201208151151_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

2) Riavviare

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