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I am asking because I can make a bargain on such a laptop, but it is advertised with AMD graphics and AFAIK driver support for AMD is not that great.

If so, how would Linux react seeing two graphics adaptors?

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Where does the second graphics adaptor come in? It's a laptop right? It will have one graphics adaptor ( in most cases ). – squarebear Dec 21 '12 at 9:10
Many notebooks have hybrid graphics these days - an Intel GPU for light tasks, and an ATI or Nvidia one for gaming. Unfortunately, neither Linux, nor the vendors provide support for that technology at the moment. – mikewhatever Dec 21 '12 at 9:28
This question does not seem to be about Ubuntu at all; instead, this appears to be a pure hardware question. Therefore, this may be closed as off-topic. You might want to post this on SuperUser instead. – Eliah Kagan Dec 21 '12 at 9:32
@mikewhatever I know that propriertary NVidia is very stable and usable, once you are in user mode. I am no gamer; As long as it has Intel HD graphics I am fine. Even WebGL is starting to be ok. – JohnDoe Dec 21 '12 at 13:32
@EliahKagan It is, as it will influence my buying decision. – JohnDoe Dec 21 '12 at 13:33
up vote 2 down vote accepted

As far as I'm aware all core i3/i5/i7 processors come with the Intel GPU built into the processor and are sometimes used for dual graphics laptops with nvidia or ati... Their IS a way to disable ATI graphics though and just use Intel's own...

How to completely shutdown Ati card

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Thank you, that was what I was looking for! – JohnDoe Dec 21 '12 at 13:36

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