nVidia Optimus on Linux work or not?

Dear Forum

I am the owner of a laptop with Intel i5 Ivy Bridge hardware and Geforce GTX 660M.

For me it is not yet clear whether the optimus technology works on Linux without installing bumbleebee or you still need to install it.

Can you give me some light on this thing?

You have to wait perhaps have the release of a new distribution in particular? A new kernel? A new driver?

Thanks in advance

Same question here dude :) I need an answer to this too :) Have you made nvidia GPU work on Linux ?
Or using it just with your intel integrated Graphics ?

See https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/601318/linux/ubuntu-13-gpu-problem-help-please/post/3932001/#3932001 for one of two methods (bumblebee or native xrandr support that requires a relatively new kernel, and is a bit of a pain to set up)

You’re great man ,thank you :)

Works fine here in Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS which comes with latest raring 3.80 kernel and during installation, it puts the nvidia driver 319 and nvidia prime if it detects you have capable hardware. I am quite happy with it so far. Compared to previous Bumblebee the temp has gone up 2c on average but not more and battery consumption has dropped by 12% but my Nvidia is now used for GPU with browsers and other work and its performance is remarkably better than the on board Ivybridge GPU. My laptop is a i7 Ivybridge with Nvidia GT630M.