I am using 12.04 and i followed this tutorial to install the intel/ati(3000/6490m) hybrid graphics on my ubuntu. I desparately want to try 12.10 and the coming 13.04 and when i see there is no perfect solution to make the hybrid cards work i feel frustated. I have to wait months before the someone gives the solution. Can anyone tell me why there is no driver support for ati/intel cards and if they will be supported in future releases. I really want to upgrade the system. Is there any HOPE ?
I use Ubuntu 12.10 and recently got a laptop with Intel/ATI Hybrid Graphics card. I'm quite happy with the default setup. The only problem I see is too much power consumption when running on battery. After trying many different ways of installing proprietary drivers in vain (the farthest I've got was a desktop without Unity and Metacity) I've found my best option might be using vga_switcheroo as explained this guide: