Could somebody please explain to me how I use my
740M GPU from Nvidia instead of the
HD4000 form Intel?
I am using Ubuntu
13.04 on a Asus N56VB
Actually you have hybrid graphics. Means that you have two graphics cards, Intel HD for power saving and nVidia for performance. You have to install Bumblebee to install nVidia graphics driver. Here is how to install bumblebee: ( https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee#Installation )
You need to open your terminal and enter the commands below.
If on 12.04.3, replace
(not needed for 13.10 Saucy and newer)
Enable the Universe and Multiverse repositories (for bumblebee and nvidia packages respectively).
Install Bumblebee using the default proprietary nvidia driver:
For Ubuntu 14.04:
Run these commands in terminal
Now you have to install
Install Python App Indicator:
Make a directory for git:
Check out the repository:
Go to Startup Applications and add
Now reboot again.