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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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Why Can't I Use Unity 3D on an HP Pavilion g4?

I have recently bought a new computer and loaded Ubuntu 12.04 along side Windows 7. I have run /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p and receive a no on Not Software Rendered, yes on everything else. I ...
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How to use integrated Intel graphics instead of Nvidia graphics on MacBook Pro?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit on MacBook Pro 15" 2010 (MacBookPro6,2) and I would like to use the integrated Intel graphics instead of the dedicated Nvidia graphics Ubuntu boots with on this ...
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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). ...
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Can I use Intel HD 4000 Graphics and discrete Radeon HD for dual monitors?

On windows I have a dual monitor setup. I have one monitor connected directly to the motherboard, running off of Intel HD 4000 graphics. I have another monitor connected directly to my Radeon HD 7850. ...
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Macbook Pro 8,2 Graphics switching - Ubuntu 12.04

I've been reading docs and various pages for a few hours now and can't seem to put all of the pieces together on this. Basically I am trying to get 12.04 installed on my MBP 8,2 with graphics card ...
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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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ATI Radeon HD7000 Series (Laptop) - Switch Mode Between ATI & Intel Integrated GPU. Stuck on Boot Screen On Intel GPU Selection Mode

Laptop Specs: HP Pavilion G6-2020SE GPUs 1) ATI HD7000 Series 2) Intel Integrated OS Installed: x) Ubuntu 12.04 (64 bit) i) ATI Graphics Card Drivers Installed From AMD website. Note: Graphics Card ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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AMD/AMD GPU Switching

I have two GPU's in my laptop, both of which are AMD. Whenever I use the Catalyst Control Centre to change the GPU, nothing changes after reboot. In fact, when I do the fglrxinfo command the ...
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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 ...
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How can I disable one Graphics card/GPU on my system? (Interchangeable graphics involved)

The problem I have is this: I have a DELL laptop with 2 GPUs, an Intel integrated and high performance of AMD Radeon HD a 6470m, but Ubuntu does not detect it. However, the two are active at the same ...
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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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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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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 ...
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How to use Integrated GPU for Hybrid Laptop Intel/ATI?

So here's the problem, I have Lenovo Laptop Y460 equipped with Hybrid GPU that is an Intel Integrated GPU and an ATI Radeon HD 5650 as Discrete GPU. Basically I can switch the GPU either by switching ...
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Triple monitors on hybrid video system GeForce+Intel

I use Lenovo Ideapad Z580A with hybrid video: GeForce+Intel with Ubuntu 12.10 x64 Ukrainian. It has internal display and two outputs: HDMI and VGA. When I connect third display to VGA all displays go ...
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How much power does a dedicated graphics card consume when only the integrated card is used?

My desktop machine has an Intel i5 CPU with integrated graphics and a dedicated geforce card. Through blacklisting the nvidia driver in Linux and by using two cables, I'm planning to use the ...
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vga_switcheroo and Intel HD 3000 on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to get vga_switcheroo to enable my integrated Intel HD 3000 instead of my ATI card. My problem is that there is no vgaswitcheroo directory in /sys/kernel/debug/ on my system. > grep -i ...
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install bbswitch to disable nvdia graphic card

i want to permanently disable nvidia gcard on my laptop. i just finished installation of ubuntu. so please post every step. and there is no option on in BIOS to disable gpu. ubuntu is 14.04. laptop=hp ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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What are my graphics option on a AMD hybrid graphics MacBook Pro (8,2)?

Currently I'm running the AMD chip full time with fglrx drivers, and I get OK battery life. I would like to get another hour or two though, which I feel is quite possible by switching to the Intel ...
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selectively deactivate (power off) pcie slot?

the title basicly says what I'd like to do: my machine has integrated HD4000 graphics and a more powerful PCIe card HD4000 is enough for everyday use, PCIe should be used only for gaming with ...
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How to enable to work only one card on my laptop?

I have a laptop with Intel HD and Nvidia GPU video cards and I have a problem with installing drivers for the second. They mess everything up. Unity don't want to start, because GLX MISSING ON DISPLAY ...
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OpenGL and switchable graphic cards

I use a laptop and this laptop has readon AMD Radeon HD 6470M and onboad graphic card. When I run fglrxinfo, I get this error: X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such ...
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Switchable Graphics not working on lenovo g50s A8-4500m with Ubuntu 14.04

Switchable Graphics not working on lenovo g505s with Ubuntu 14.04 only sow Radeon HD 7640G second graphics card its ATI Radeon HD 8570 2GB
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How can I switch graphics from Intel to nVIDIA in ubuntu 14.10?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 and it shows that I'm using VESA: Intel® Sandybridge/Ivybridge Graphics. I don't really like the performance and I'm searching for a solution to switch on the nVIDIA GeForce ...
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Can't enable nvidia profile on nvidia-prime, ubuntu 15.04

This is a bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-prime/+bug/1412057 #prime-select nvidia Info: the current alternatives in use are: ['mesa', 'mesa'] Info: selecting nvidia-346 for the ...
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Hybrid Graphics problem - Discrete graphic card doesn't work

I am using a Lenovo G510 with an Intel integrated card and a Radeon R7 M265 discrete card. Ubuntu version is 14.04 trusty while the kernel is 3.13.0-46-generic. I've spent quite a few hours trying to ...
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What the best way to install the graphics drivers for a Radeon HD 8550M on a Intel 4005u system?

I am using ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on an Intel i3 4005u system. The 4005U has an integrated GPU. There is also a 2GB Radeon HD 8550M dedicated graphics card installed. The problem is with installing the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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Window manager won't boot using Nvidia GPU on EEEPC1015PN with Ubuntu 12.10

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 on an Asus EEEPC 1015PN. This netbook has an Nvidia Ion GPU, which I had to install Mtrons scripts in order to use (located here: ...
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Hybrid graphics driver not working (12.04)

After two days of intensive research and two Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10 installations later I've reached a dead end. I currently own a HP dv6-3315ep laptop, which comes with a 6550M graphics card, and ...
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intel/ati hybrid graphics card query

I am using 12.04 and i followed this tutorial to install the intel/ati(3000/6490m) hybrid graphics on my ubuntu. I desparately want to try 12.10 and the coming 13.04 and when i see there is no perfect ...
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'Your system is running in low-graphic mode' after installing AMD fglrx drivers on a 6600M

Looks like I have a problem that has already been debated but non of the solutions provided did not work for me, so I'm asking this question again in hpes that someone can help me. I'm running 12.04 ...
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How do I solve a thermal issue on my HP dv6 laptop?

I have HP DV6 6080 laptop with Sandy Bridge ci7 CPU and ATI graphic. I have thermal issue and power usage in Ubuntu. I followed the instructions from this tutorial to install hybrid graphic because I ...
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HP Pavilion g6 1190sm laptop has overheat/hibernation/graphics issues

Every time I reboot or shutdown my laptop, while the laptop is booting again I get a screen (before loading the OS) that HP discovered overheating and system went into hibernation. But the point is ...
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video cards don't work properly ASUS N550 JK

First time i ask for help here, but after a week tryng to solve the problem just reading i decided to write something too: As title says i have this N550 JK, i installed ubuntu 14.04, bumblebee and ...
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No graphical effects in Ubuntu 12.04

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 via wubi inside windows on my laptop. I get standard graphics at start. But when I install the graphical driver through the additional drivers it installs the ...