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How do I turn off the Radeon GPU ono my HP Pavilion DM4?

I have a HP DM4 Beats Edition running Ubuntu 11.10. The HP Pavillion runs on-board Intel graphics as well as Radeon GPU. From what I have read it appears that the Radeon GPU is draining my battery ...
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Can´t use Nvidia GPU?

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
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Why are embedded flash videos (like youtube) so heavy on the GPU?

I have noticed (in psensor, and listening to the fan) that my GPU is terribly hot when playing youtube videos. What happens at that point? Is this related to Flash in Ubuntu? Youtube in Firefox and ...
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Getting gnome-shell working on nvidia optimus notebook

what i need is to enable the lamest hardware acceleration to get gnome-shell or unity 3d working. i know about bumblebee/ironhide/bumblebee-project. but i didn't understand how to use it directly ...
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How to measure GPU usage?

Using the top command in the terminal lists processes, sorted by their CPU usage (and you can change it to sort by another parameter) Is there an equivalent for the GPU? This fellow is asking about ...
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Can I install Ubuntu/Lubuntu on a pc with a video card that is not supported if I add `nomodeset` in using the live cd/usb?

I have a computer with a video card that has no Linux support. I discovered this issue while trying to use a persistent usb to boot from. I found that I can boot like that if I change options and ...
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How to set up multiple GPUs (12.04)?

I have two GPUs: one Intel i915 integrated, and one NVIDIA 560 Ti. This is NOT a hybrid setup, nor a laptop. In Windows 7, each card is connected to a different monitor, with the NVIDIA doing any ...
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How to switch between GPU's on an Asus EEE1015PN

I have an Asus EEE1015PN intel N550 with two GPU's: GMA3150 and Nvidia ION2. If I use (but I don't want to) windows 7 and I want to watch a full hd movie, then it switches to the bigger GPU. If I ...
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Display cuts off launcher, everything's blurry, Hulu choppy, system slower than Vista [closed]

Just installed 12.10 64bit. Display cuts off launcher, every thing's blurry, Hulu choppy, overall the system is slower than Vista. I'm guessing it's a GPU problem? I have a GeForce 9300M, but the ...
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Constant Apport messages appearing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable or disable Apport? I have done a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 onto my brand new Dell Inspiron 17R. All went fine and everything works. However, after ...
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How do I enable the Nvidia Geforce GTX 570?

I just installed 12.04, it was running smoothly and I downloaded and installed all the recommended updates. After checking the details pane of the System Settings window I noticed that the GTX 570 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS black screen / unable to boot following “aticonfig --adapter=all --initial” + other problems

long time lurker/first time poster. I am very new to Linux but seem to have picked some stuff up quick. Will try to provide as much relevant information as humanly possible: After installing Ubuntu ...
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How to switch between GPU's on HP Pavilion DV7 Laptop?

I have two GPUs in my HP DV7 Laptol and I wonder how to switch GPU I'm using at the moment? I have ATI Radeon HD 4200M and ATI Radeon HD 6600M running on my laptop and I want to change from HD 4200M ...
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What can I do to prevent Ubuntu from overheating my Notebook?

I have an easynote tj65 (2.1 ghz dual core with Geforce GT240M) running Ubuntu 11.10 and Windows 7 in dual-boot-mode. While Windows 7 doesn't have any comparable issues, Ubuntu is making my notebook ...
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Can I view Nvidia GPU usage?

I know that I can view CPU usage using System Monitor: Is there such a tool for viewing GPU usage, as well?
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VLC with hardware acceleration crashes if launched from the Unity Dash [closed]

Background I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 (64-bit) on a computer with an AMD E-450 APU. This chip has an integrated Radeon HD6320 graphics processor. I successfully installed the latest proprietary driver ...
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Temperature and other statistics from Radeon Open Source Drivers?

How can I see GPU % usage, temperature, fan speed, etc, with Radeon Open Source Drivers?
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How do I turn off nVidia high performance mode?

I am new to Ubuntu 11.10 and never touched linux until today. I installed Ubuntu alongside with Windows 7. I have an issue with my laptop overheating and freezing when it uses the high performance GPU ...
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Laptop boots at low color depth, close lid and reopen and voila--normal?

I boot the computer and the color depth is low in the sense that gradients don't look impressive as you can see banding in them. That is they don't appear to be dithered. I know this is a sign of low ...
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How can I reduce lagging with GUI/GPU stuff — make Unity run smaller, quicker, faster?

Finally installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Pavilion 2000. Have all of my apps on and loaded and am happy thus far. ONE ISSUE -- I'm experiencing a small amount of GUI/GPU style lagging when I go to open ...
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3 monitors on a GT 430?

Will a card like the GT 430 which has 1x dvi, 1x vga, and 1x hdmi ports allow me to connect 3 monitors to it giving me a large desktop spanning 3 screens? Assuming I have 3 vga monitors and get the ...
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How can I find the memory usage on my GPU?

Previously I was checking the memory usage on my GPU with the following command: nvidia-settings -q all | grep Memory I am processing some scientific data on my GPU with numpy and theano. I was ...
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Switching between Intel and NVIDIA GPU

My laptop has 2 GPUs, the Intel HD Graphics 4000, and NVIDIA GeForce FT 650M. How do I switch between GPUs? I tried installing drivers from NVIDIA, but that ruined my Ubuntu installation, and I had to ...
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Best graphics driver for HP Laptop with Switchable Graphics? [duplicate]

I'm planning to dual boot my laptop with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. I'm using an HP Pavilion DV6-6140tx laptop, which is packed with AMD 6770M 1GB GPU. For windows, I'm using a third party AMD CCC ...
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how to revert to default video driver from nvidia driver?

i downloaded the nvidia driver, and it seems to be messing things up. webcam programs dont work, blender isnt working. i need to revert to the default one. Any help!? this one doesnt make any since ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't detect my discrete GPU

I recently purchased a laptop with an Nvidia GeForce 860m, and have installed Ubuntu 14.04. On my old laptop I had 12.04, which automatically filled Additional Drivers with Nvidia drivers. But on ...
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Looking to change GPUs

I currently have a Radeon HD 7970 GPU installed and I am looking at buying a NVIDIA GTX770. I would like to know if the NVIDIA one is better, in particular to WINE gaming, and Blender rendering I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Amd Radeon HD 4870 No Drivers or Fglrx tools

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10. I have a AMD Radeon HD 4870 Graphics Card. On 12.04 I used AMD Proprietary drivers from their website and had no problems but since switching to 13.10 ...