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scirvir Nights like these. by

I really wonder what the life of normal people is like.
I’m up at three a.m. installing random hacks to linux to get discreet graphics working. Sitting on wikipedia because turning off the laptop seemed like a cowards way out to having power management working properly to get my fan to stfu.

On another note those of us who are using Lenovo Y470′s, you need to add the bumblebee/stable ppm, and download bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia, then gotoand clone the project. Run “make -f Makefile.dkms” then follow the instructions under lenovo Y470 blah blah. It may sound obvious, but it took me awhile to figure out what each section was doing to my install, so remeber todo all three things. If I get the fan the shut up I’ll update this post.