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Nvidia 840M driver installation Acer E5-571

After a lot of trying and installing I don't know anything more to I can do to get this running. I am having trouble installing the current Nvidia proprietary driver 346.35 on a Nvidia 840M graphics ...
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Hybrid Graphics on Ubuntu 14.04 Problem

I've got problem to install drivers for AMD graphics card. When I install a fglrx driver's I've got a black screen and X not start. Please help and thanks! My hardware is: ACER ASPIRE 5820TG ATI ...
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Installing AMD & Intel dual graphics

I have amd 7670m and intel hd 4000 series graphics on my laptop. 1st I installed Ubuntu 14.04 erasing windows 8. i have installed the AMD graphics but after i install the intel graphics then reboot i ...
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Choosing a single graphics to use?

I am running a computer with an AMD APU with integrated graphics. Recently I bought a new graphics card (Radeon HD 7750). While trying to install this, I could not find a proper driver to use. When ...
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ATi Radeon 9250 Video card not detected [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a Dell GX270 Optiplex. My computer has an Intel video card and an ATi Radeon Stealth 9250 PCI video card. Ubuntu can only find the on-board Intel video card. When I ...
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Why linux can't deal with hybrid graphics easily?

I think the title explains the question clearly. Trying to become familiar with linux systems, so may be a noob question. However it has been a question mark in my mind since I met with linux. Why is ...
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How to turn off nvidia (hybrid graphics)

I have a big problem, which prevents me from using Kubuntu 14.04 as my default system. My Asus ul 80 laptop with hybrid graphics (nvidia g210m and intel adapter) seems to use both graphic cards all ...
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How to disable my APU and use the GPU (AMD Radeon) open source driver instead?

I'm using Ubuntu 1410 (Kernel v3.13) #uname -r 3.13.0-27-generic I've been trying to disable the APU (i.e. Intel's graphics software driver) and use the GPU (i.e. Xorg open source driver for ...
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Setting up HybridGraphics on Dell xps 15z (L511z) Ubuntu 14.04

Few days ago I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell xps 15z (L511z) laptop. First problem I encountered was with installation (from CD) not willing to start. With acpi=off selected installation always ...
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Hybrid Graphics / HDMI Screen redraw Wierdness

I have searched extensively on this problem but have not encountered a work solution yet. Please can someone help? I have HP tm2 2050ea laptop. It has hybrid Intel / AMD graphics. It is caught ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Bumblebee, Unable to control Brightness and have Bumblebee working at the same time

I'm current running Ubuntu 14.04 with a GTX 780m gpu on my laptop and using nvidia-331 drivers with bumblebee. I was unable to control the brightness of my screen, but then I decided to follow some ...
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Intel/AMD Hybrid graphics on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently acquired a new laptop featuring hybrid graphics, namely a Toshiba P50T-B. I installed Ubuntu and at first I had lots of troubles to set up the graphics. The screen was turning black right ...
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Which graphic card driver is safer?

I have an Asus Laptop with hybrid graphic card. Several days ago I installed Nvidia driver and now for time to time I change my graphic card preference(by Nvidia-Prime) between Intel and Geforce. I ...
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How to use DRI_PRIME automatically from launcher

I thought something like the command ("komut" in picture)in the desktop launcher from attached picture but it doesn't work unfortunately.You get what i intend to do i hope. so how do i make that ...
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Disabling Optimus / Graphics cards

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502x. I using Ubuntu 14.04 duel booted with window 7. I looking to get more life out of my battery while in Ubuntu. I have no need for the nvdia card while using Ubuntu since ...
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How to enable Discrete Graphics Card on Ubuntu 14.04

I can't activate my gpu when running Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried to follow the steps here but without any luck. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 ATI/Intel Hybrid Graphics DPM

I have a Dell Inspiron 3521 with hybrid ATI/Intel graphics. (AMD Radeon 7670M / Intel HD 4000) using Ubuntu 14.04 with open source drivers for graphics. (xserver-xorg-video-ati) I read that Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 AMD/Intel Hybrid Switchable Graphics NOT WORKING

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on the HP 4530s with AMD Radeon HD 6490M/Intel HD Graphics 3000 Switchable graphics. I have installed the first Intel driver from here. Then I reboot so far there are no ...
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Hybrid Graphics. How to enable the second card

I should Ubuntu 14.04 64bit. Lenovo g505s Tas worth two cards: [Radeon HD 8650G] integrated graphics and [Radeon HD 8570A / 8570M] I have not switched to the 8570M. Help resolve this issue. ...
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switching between graphic cards in radeon open source driver

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity in my laptop with (AMD hd8760/Intel) dual graphics. Fglrx is not working so I am using open source radeon driver. I know how to switch between cards when using ...
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How to switch between intel and AMD graphics card? [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 using a ZBook 14 which has Intel® Haswell Mobile graphics and an AMD FirePro M4100. Using the open-source radeon driver, how can I switch between the intel and the AMD card? I'm ...
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Can't switch to Discrete GPU Hybrid Graphics ATI/intel

Just recently I had got my hybrid graphics working with DRI_PRIME=1. I obviously have the open source drivers. Now for some reason that I can't figure out it has stopped working. xrandr ...
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UVD not responding; ATI/Intel Hybrid after upgrade to 13.04 and turning off ATI

First of all I am totally new to Ubuntu and Linux so I am still trying to learn commands and basics. My laptop is an Acer 4820TG with a hybrid Intel onboard and a ATI radeon mobility HD5650. ...
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fglrx doesn't seem to be installed

Hello everybody, here's my problem. I'm trying to install fglrx to my ubuntu 14.04, I've tried following this, the problem is after the installation of the .deb file, when I'm supposed to use this ...
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Want to upgrade my Inspiron 7520 to Ubuntu 14.04 But Dual Video Cards is a Problem

I have Inspiron 7520. Rig is: Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz × 8, RAM: 8GB, Graphics: Intel HD 4000 (cpu), AMD Radeon 7730M (gpu) under 64bit OS. My problem here is switchable ...
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Overheating problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm still having an overheating problem in Ubuntu 14.04. I have heard that the problem would vanish in the new version (Ubuntu 14.04), but my HP Pavilion g6 laptop is still overheating. It's not ...
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How to use only intel graphics and power off radeon with proprietary Catalyst drivers?

I've been using Linux for quite a while in everyday computing and programming. But now i got this new laptop with amazing battery life on windows which runs pretty cool even while gaming. But for ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot open nvidia settings/switch between gpus, hybrid graphics

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad edge e531 laptop that dual boots windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04. Prior to upgrading to 14.04 I was using bumblebee in order to utilize my nvidia gpu (Nvidia GeForce 740M). In ...
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typelib: /usr/lib/libGL.so.1: file too short after installing AMD drivers

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 in a Samsung laptop. I've installed this morning AMD propietary drivers as explained here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evqpassbyqA My AMD card for the first time ...
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Very Low Temperature Reading for graphics driver using lm-sensors

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and got the package lm-sensors. I mainly did this to monitor if my laptop was overheating. Each time I run it, it shows a very low temperature reading (the same every ...
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VGA switcheroo doesn't work on 14.04 intel/ati acer 5820TG

Before I updated from 13.10 to 14.04, vga switcheroo worked fine, using the free radeon-driver. Now vga switcheroo doesn't work anymore/doesn't take effect: cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch ...
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Visual Artifacts when using nVidia Prime on Intel driven monitors

I've got a Dell XPS 15 which has 2 display outputs, one HDMI which is apparently driven by the onboard intel graphics card, one DP driven by the nVidia card. I've tried to setup a triple screen setup ...
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AMD Catalyst Control Center Displaying Unknown Discrete Graphics Card

I have a HP Pavilion g6 - 2301AX laptop. It has an A8 APU with AMD Radeon HD 7640 + 7670M Dual graphics. I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and after installing latest AMD Catalyst, in the ...
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How do I get switchable graphics to work on my Samsung RF711 With Intel HD & GeForce 540M Graphics cards on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have an Samsung RF711 Intel Core i7 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. This comes with two graphics cards - the Intel one (which runs by default) and an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M (which I have ...
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14.04 : How to disable discrete graphics card

I know 14.04 has Kernel 3.13 and is supposed to be better at dynamic power management. My problem is the estimated remaining time keeps changing. But on an average I see 5 hours. On same machine on ...
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How to set up nVidia Optimus/Bumblebee in 14.04

The previous methods i have used to set up Bumblebee on 13.10 based distributions is not working under Ubuntu 14.04 . How can I set up Bumblebee and Bumblebee GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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vgaswitcheroo doesn't work on 14.04 - discrete Radeon always on, Dell Vostro 3350

I've a following problem - I've just upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 on my Dell Vostro 3350 and I can't turn off the discrete graphics. As instructed here and following HybridGraphics I managed to ...
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How can I disable ATI discrete graphic GPU at startup in Ubuntu 14.04 without BIOS?

I could disable ATI discrete graphics in Ubuntu 13.10 with this command: echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch But in Ubuntu 14.04 it does not work. cat ...
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Nvidia-331 Nvidia-Settings Prime Profile Switching Error

I'm having an issue with my nvidia-331 driver. I can't seem to switch between Intel and Nvida via nvidia-settings. The option is there but when I click 'nvidia' a blank error window pops up. It's very ...
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AMD graphics switching support in Trusty Tahr's kernel

I upgraded to 14.04 just today and since I'm now using kernel v3.13 and according to This link, I should now be having automatic GPU switching How can I confirm that ? How can I force my graphic ...
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AMD graphics power management support in Trusty Tahr's kernel

I upgraded to 14.04 just today and since I'm now using kernel v3.13 and according to This link, I should now be having power management enabled by default How can I confirm that ? My machine: Dell ...
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Switching to nvidia graphics (nvidia prime,nvidia x server settings)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I tried to switch to my Nvidia graphic card via Nvidia x server settings, but it doesn't allow me. It shows the blocking sign. Any ideas? -- with NVIDIA 745M
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Overheating - ATI HD6470M, Ubuntu 13.10

I'm trying Linux for the first time ever and experiencing a lot of overheating. In about 45min after I turn on my laptop I get to temps like 90ºC. I googled it and saw a lot of people with the same ...
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bumblebee and lenovo: OS crash after (unsuccesful) installation

I have been struggling for some days now, and unfortunately not solved the problem: I am trying to install Bumblebee on Ubuntu (both 12.04 and 13.10) with a Lenovo T440p with hybrid graphic cards ...
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Title bar graphic mangled on nvidia hybrid graphic system

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 and I'm currently having problems with the title bar on every window I open it looks really bad, here's a pic. Thanks in advance . The ubuntu version is 13.10 64-bit, the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 fan noise [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 along with Windows 7 x64, and its fan noise is unbearable (no such noise when operating with Windows 7). Here's the laptop specs ...
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HDMI output on Dell l502x with Ubuntu 12.04

This is yet another post about getting the HDMI output working on del xps l502x. I have got ubuntu 12.04 LTS with bumblee. I running my monitor via the mini display port, but the trouble is getting ...
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Getting HDMI out to work on Precise with AMD hybrid graphics

I am the (unlucky ?) owner of a Dell Latitude E6440 (http://www.ubuntu.com/certification/hardware/201306-13687/) with AMD hybrid graphics (intel + Radeon HD 8690M). I have installed Ubuntu and the ...
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High cpu use from init and yes [Ubuntu 12.04]

Today, I installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Sony VAIO VPCSB. I noticed a high cpu use of init and yes (as you can see below). top - 16:26:16 up 11 min, 2 users, load average: 2.71, 2.86, ...
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What version of Ubuntu support switchable graphics?

I have an HP with Inter and ATI and i want to have Ubuntu on my notebook. I have installed the version 12.04 and I didn´t found any driver for my graphic card :( what is the version that i need to ...