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I recently installed Ubuntu alongside with windows 8, but the problem is that the fan is constantly running and I believe the problem is that my nvidia card is always running.

My laptop has two graphic cards. Intel Graphics 3000 and Nvidia GT540m.

I would like to only use Intel card, and nvidia only during games and such.
if anything I’m okay with disabling nvidia card, because i can play games on windows 8.


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You need Bumblebee, it manages switching between the two cards and turns off the Nvidia card when it's not in use. Use this guide for Ubuntu.

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