Questions related to systems with an integrated and discrete video card.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

1
vote
1answer
126 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Dell XPS15 L502x Mini Display Port not working Ubuntu 13.04

Before i had Ubuntu 12.10 running on this laptop and the mini display port worked. Now i have Ubuntu 13.04 and the mini display port does not work anymore. If i connect my external monitor using a vga ...
1
vote
1answer
5k views

Update to 3.13 kernel on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Since my ATI hybrid graphics card isn't working well under Linux, I wanted to try the new kernel. I don't want to update to 14.04 just yet, because of some missing dependencies and there doesn't seem ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

No vga/vgaswitcheroo in /sys/kernel/debug (Ubuntu 13.10)

I am aware of some of the other threads on this problem, but I have tried the options found in those without success: sudo su cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch gives cat: ...
1
vote
0answers
3k views

How to find the best driver for my ATI graphics card?

I'm trying to find the best graphics card for my ATI Radeon HD 7730M card (My machine has hybrid graphics, should I worry about installing a suitable driver for the intel vga too ?) because I'm having ...
1
vote
0answers
849 views

Video driver makes Ubuntu freeze (13.10, Radeon 8670M/Intel HD 4000) [closed]

I have a Lenovo S531 laptop with hybrid graphics. I'm using the xorg-edgers PPA drivers, because it's the only thing that works for me (with fglrx or fglrx-updates Ubuntu presents me with the greeter ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

Static and crackling in my HDMI audio?

So, I managed to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04. In Ubuntu 13.04, I installed the drivers for my graphics card(AMD HD Radeon 7700 Series, I'm pretty sure it's a 7790 one and Intel HD Graphics ...
0
votes
0answers
526 views

Problem with graphics on hdmi/dvi monitor using Intel HD 3000

I have a fresh install Ubuntu 13.10 on my Dell Vostro 3750 laptop up and running fine. However, when I plug in my external monitor (a 21'', 1920x1200 Dell) via HDMI-DVI* I run in to some problems. ...
0
votes
0answers
284 views

Black screen with white dash/underscore flashing when I try to install Ubuntu 12.10 from LiveUSB?

About my computer: OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit CPU: Intel Core i7 4770 @ 3.40GHz RAM: 8 GB Motherboard: Gigabyte H87-HD3 Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600 and 1024MB ATI AMD HD Radeon 7700 So, I tried ...
0
votes
1answer
408 views

Ubuntu 13.10 x64, hybrid graphics card, can not resume after suspend [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 x64, my hybrid graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 4600 and Nvidia Geforce 740m. I installed Nvidia driver follow this article. My question is my laptop can not resume from ...
0
votes
0answers
97 views

External monitor only works during login

Recently my laptop screen broke, so I removed the hinges from laptop and bought external monitor. Now my laptop boots into login screen [via VGA] cable into the monitor, but as soon as I login, the ...
0
votes
1answer
86 views

How to set ubuntu to use specific graphic unit?

I tried lots of thnigs but nothing changed. I have lenovo y510p with dual nVidia GT750m graphic cards. With two graphic cards ubuntu doesn't boot normally.I tried to install and boot ubuntu with one ...
1
vote
1answer
187 views

Additional drivers for NVIDIA graphics card cannot be installed

My laptop runs on Ubuntu 13.10 and has NVIDIA GT 520MX discrete graphics. But Additional Drivers in Software & Updates shows that 'No additional drivers are available'. Why is it so? How can I ...
1
vote
1answer
375 views

Within Ubuntu, let virtual Windows machine control the discrete graphics card

I have an ASUS N56VM with both onboard intel graphics (HD3000) and a discrete nvidia card (630M). My main OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I have VMWare Player installed and a Windows 7 virtual machine running. ...
1
vote
1answer
151 views

Dell XPS 15z Graphics Freezes, Black Screen, Overheating

I have had Ubuntu running on my Dell XPS 15z for a while. I took troubleshooting to fix overheating by installing Jupiter and TLP. Graphics errors like scrolling up by two-finger gesture opens and ...
-1
votes
1answer
144 views

Ubuntu 13.10 - desktop freezes when opening or importing a large size image?

I tried to add a raster layer to my QGiS dufour(memory size of the image was 52 MB) and the desktop freezed. It is not just QGIS,I have also tried to open this image via image viewer and it has also ...
0
votes
1answer
181 views

How to know if I have muxed hardware

I'm reading this page. Regarding this statement vga_switcheroo is the kernel mechanism that allows you to switch between GPUs if your machine has a hardware mux. Does this mean manual or ...
2
votes
0answers
388 views

FGLRX Intel/ATI Hybrid Video, Dual-Display Flickering

I'm sorry if the same question is already asked, I checked several ones but the reported problems are different or solution doesn't work. So I've successfully installed FGLRX driver on my laptop DELL ...
0
votes
0answers
507 views

13.10 with AMD Mobility 4200 and HD 6370 Hybrid Card Issue

Helo, everybody! I'm having a problem with my hybrid card on Ubuntu 13.10. I can´t make them work, I've already tried a lot of solutions, but it never works... So, some one knows how to make these ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

intel-virtual-output command for Saucy 13.10 with dual monitor setup and hybrid graphic

I want to configure/use a second display on my Thinkpad W530 with Intel/Nvidia hybrid graphics. Bumblebee from Ubuntu ppa is installed. After hours on searching the web, i found a solution which uses ...
0
votes
0answers
106 views

hybrid_boot_options intramfs script errors (hybrid graphics)

I have a laptop with hybrid graphics and I want to use just the integrated VGA to reduce heating and power consumption. I followed the instructions here to do that, however, although the laptop is ...
5
votes
1answer
354 views

Switchable Graphics: Embeded graphics card problems

I have a Dell Inspirion 17R 5721 It has a AMD graphics card and a Intel. I installed the drivers that AMD develops and I ran into the following problems. Every time it's me that has to change the ...
0
votes
1answer
619 views

System running in low graphics after installtion of nvidia driver for 13.10

I installed ubuntu 13.10 on my Acer v5-471G with nvidia geforce gt 620 M graphics card. But I encountered flickering, overheating, battery drain and suddedn shutdowns soon after installtion. Then I ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

Low Graphics and laggy screen after update to 13.10 from 13.04

After updating from 13.04 to 13.10 many of 3D unity stuff has stopped working, I am suing Samsung Series 3 (NP350V5X) Laptop which has Switchable Intel and AMD Radeon HD 7670M GFX. ...
0
votes
1answer
709 views

How can I play Team Fortress 2 (TF2) with bumblebee in Ubuntu 13.10?

Previously in (K)ubuntu 13.04, I could play Team Fortress 2 (TF2) on my nvidia-optimus laptop using bumblebee. I would do this by setting its launch options in Steam to LD_PRELOAD="libpthread.so.0 ...
1
vote
1answer
131 views

at 10 percent brightness my screen is at 100%

I have Kubuntu 13.04 installed on an HP envy DV7 with the dual graphics chipsets intel 4000 and Nvidia 630M. And when I try to reduce my screen brightness it doesn´t actually go down until it reaches ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

AMD/Intel hybrid graphic with AMD HD 8730M [duplicate]

it seems ubuntu doesn't support hybrid technology for graphics card. Is there any solution to install AMD/Intel and active AMD graphics card?
0
votes
0answers
269 views

sony vaio cannot disable second graphics card - notebook runs hot and loud

i just installed xubuntu on my sister's sony vaio VGN-NW250F and noticed that it runs a bit hot and loud. after looking around i realized it is because of the build in second graphics card, that is ...
0
votes
0answers
113 views

Trying to install linux on Asus UX50V, computer stuck on “checking battery status…”

I have an Asus UX50V laptop, and I don't have a battery for it. When I reboot, it states that my graphics driver isn't supported and I can start in low graphics mode. When I do this, it just hangs ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

Problem installing the graphics driver on HP 4441s

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP ProoBook 4441s. I've downloaded the graphics driver from HP's site but it's in rpm format. I tried converting it using using alien but it doesn't allow it to convert. ...
3
votes
1answer
706 views

How to disable the discrete gpu? I get 'Kernel failure' with the normal method

I have notebook hp dm3-2015er with two graphic cards. $ lspci | grep VGA 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250] 02:00.0 VGA ...
0
votes
0answers
184 views

Why does my Lenovo y470p with Hybrid ATI/Intel card gets too hot?

I have a bit of a conundrum on my hands. I'm currently running with a Lenovo y470p which has intel/amd switchable graphics. It's running hd graphics 3000 and amd 7690m and I'd love to run Ubuntu on ...
1
vote
0answers
167 views

System fan always running

I have dell 3521 and switchable graphic Intel and "ATI". My system fan always running and i can't reduce my screen brightness. how to fix this??? I install Ubuntu 13.04.
0
votes
1answer
603 views

Muxless hybrid graphic card and power-saving [duplicate]

I have a laptop with hybrid Intel/AMD graphics. As far as I know, the configuration is muxless. This causes not-detection of discrete graphic card. And now my problem: I don/t know how to turn the ...
0
votes
1answer
243 views

Ubuntu heat problems with Medion Akoya Notebook

My Notebook heats up tremendously after I start Ubuntu - I also noticed that it runs slower than my Windows 7 (not to mention the fact, that Windows 7 does not come even close to the heat production ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

HP 630 & External graphics

I have read various pieces on the net that say there are external gpu's for laptops but just as many that say no not really. Which are true and if so where do you get it. I found one "supplier!!" but ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

what is the idea of developing mir? [duplicate]

Is Mir is developed from the source code of wayland directly or indirectly? how Mir is developed so quickly?
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Ubuntu 13.04 amd/intel hybrid graphics dual screen problems [duplicate]

After switching to Ubuntu 13.04 64bit, AMD proprietary drivers stopped working on my laptop with AMD/Intel hybrid graphics. I tried installing older version of Intel graphics as described in this ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Open Source driver hybrid card AMD Radeon HD 7730

I have been working on my gpu switching system for a while. I have recently decided to stick with the open source driver. Those drivers were taken from the repo of Xorg edgers. OK, i have followed all ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

12.04 Failed to load module “nvidia” (module does not exist, 0)

I have ASUS UL50Vt with nvidia optimus hybrid graphics (GeForce 210M). I recently installed ubuntu 12.04, and in Details app it was showing me, that I am on Intel video driver. So, I installed ...
4
votes
1answer
832 views

discrete GPU not working after update

I updated Ubuntu few days ago and my discrete GPU stopped working. When I start laptop I get some errors starting with unable to handle kernel paging request at ...some gibberish(probably some kind ...
0
votes
1answer
101 views

Will Modprobe automatically switch loadable kernel modules?

I have hybrid graphics consists of nVIDIA GeForce graphics and Intel HD graphics. If I remove nVIDIA GeForce, can modprobe switch VGA lkm from nouveau to intel automatically on startup?
2
votes
1answer
196 views

Application windows randomly blinking (see video)

Applications redraw frantically (blink white) for a couple minutes and then it stops. I made a video showing the issue. It is very weird behaviour. What is even strange (or a clue?) is that: if I ...
2
votes
0answers
289 views

HDMI audio not working on hybrid graphics

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with Intel Sandybridge HD3000 / Ati Radeon 6490M switchable graphics. I am not very experienced in Ubuntu or Linux in general but I have installed 13.04 64bit, because ...
1
vote
0answers
25 views

How do I use 2 video boards on Dell XPS 15? [duplicate]

Can I make Ubuntu 12.10 or 13.04 use both NVIDIA and Intel graphics processor? And how do I do that?
1
vote
2answers
296 views

Raring on Laptop with two GPUs: black screen

I bootet my Macbook 8-2 with Kubuntu Rarings Normal Live CD mode: Only discrete AMD GPU found, everthings fine. EFI Installer (EFI mode needed to use other GPU): Screen goes black (even on ttys). ...
0
votes
1answer
11k views

Ubuntu 13.04 AMD/Intel Hybrid Switchable Graphics NOT WORKING! [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.04 on the HP Pavilion dv7-6175us with AMD Radeon HD 6490M/Intel HD Graphics 3000 Switchable graphics. How can I make switchable graphics work on Ubuntu?
4
votes
2answers
568 views

Ubuntu and the HP Envy 15t-3200

Could someone post a tutorial on making Ubuntu 13.04 work with the HP Envy 15t-3200? I own this laptop, and have had to use Windows so far. :( There are several problems (touchpad, sound, etc), but ...
1
vote
0answers
299 views

Ubuntu won't shutdown using integrated GPU (Vaio VPCSB)

I have a Sony Vaio VPCSB1D7E (W7 + Ubuntu 12.04). It has hybrid graphics (AMD+Intel). I installed both the AMD Catalyst drivers and the Intel ones. So far, using both graphic cards works fine, but I ...
0
votes
1answer
796 views

I can't install Ubuntu 13.04 on a new computer [duplicate]

I'am trying to install 13.04 via usb; however, when I boot to grub and press install Ubuntu, my screen will flash repeatedly between white and purple and will no proceed any further. So I pressed "e" ...