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I'm proud owner of not-that-expensive, yet powerful laptop (HP Probook 4530s). Being a fan, and every-day user of Ubuntu I was unable a way to use discrete GPU from of my laptop (hd6490), the only way ubuntu worked for me - was to disable switchable graphics in bios, and get latest xorg from xorg edgers ppa.

Question: is there a way to install AMD Catalyst drivers and make discrete GPU provide hardware acceleration, instead of having to use integrated Intel HD3000 GPU?

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I think that this answer (and the answer linked, that is this one) should solve your problem, installing the latest Ati proprietary driver from their website. There is a step-by-step guide on how to do that.

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Will try this approach a bit later today, thanks for pointing me to this solution. –  user44366 Jan 31 '12 at 16:27
    
Can I switch between graphics cards by this method like it does in Windows ? –  Rana Muhammad Waqas Mar 19 at 6:45

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