Although Budgie seems like a nice DE, it really has problems with nVidia Optimus (Optimus itself having problems
1. When launched on default settings with using only the nVidia GPU, it goes into dual-head mode and displays half of it's interface on the screen and half on the "other screen" (which is the VGA port with no monitor connected). This is partially an Optimus issue and partially a Budgie issue (multi-screen handling gone bad).
2. When I finally sorted out the problems with the unconnected monitor being detected (this sentence itself sound really nice - thank you nVidia
), Budgie simply started hanging on login with budgie-wm maxing out at 100% CPU.
I guess it's still the matter of the project's "child age".