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I have a 10.10 install on a MacbookPro 5,3. Ubuntu uses quite a lot of power and has a really low battery life. I've already disabled bluetooth and the iSight camera. The Macbook has two different graphics cards.The "big" one is a GeForce 9400M,but I don't have a clue about the "small" one (maybe someone could tell me how to figure out which one it is?). Is there a way to tell ubuntu which one to use? Usually a change to the smaller one save me 2-3 hours of battery on OSX.


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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Feb 19 '12 at 19:44

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Can you please update your question with what the two graphics cards are. Some cards are know to run very hot with some drivers causing low battery life and potentially permanent hardware damage. If we know what the cards are we can suggest alternative drivers. –  trampster Apr 7 '11 at 22:47
Hello, this question has no information and activity for a very long time. I am closing it for now. If by any reason you think this question is still viable or useful in anyways or that there is still a good chance it will be answered please flag it to a moderator or add a comment with the reasons why you want it open. Regards –  fossfreedom Feb 19 '12 at 19:44