I'm new to Ubuntu, thought I'd try it and installed the latest version (13.10).
My laptop has switchable graphics cards, ATI (AMD) and Intel, and Ubuntu seems to use the Intel by default and I cannot figure out how to switch to the ATI card to save my life.
I searched around for hours, but any relevant threads I managed to find were for much earlier versions of Ubuntu and seemed outdated. For example, I found some mention of switching cards using Ubuntu control center. All download links seem to lead nowhere.
The only thing current I found is this: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics, which suggests using vga_switcheroo. Of course, it tells me that it won't work if you boot with nomodeset..which I have to do, otherwise, I get a black screen. So that rules that out.
Is there any other way I can switch to my ATI card? (I'm using the open-source driver, as installing anything else causes problems)
Thanks in advance.