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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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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 ...
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How to check if my graphic card is muxless?

How can I check whether my Graphic Card is "muxed" or "muxless"? My graphic card is an AMD HD 8730M, and on my Dell Inspiron 15r 5521 I've also got an Intel HD 4000. But when I use the lspci command ...
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Should ATI catalyst be installed for sake of openCL?

I have a HP Envy 4 1025tx with Hybrid graphics. Although this is a 64bit system, I've installed 32bit Ubuntu on it for some reasons.(Hybrid graphics don't do well with 64bit Ubuntu.-"Some one on some ...
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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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which process is using nvidia module?

I've got bumblebee 3.0 installed, I started chromium-browser with optirun and although I have closed chromium off, the card is still on. How can I know which process is using nvidia module that ...
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Disable NVIDIA Optimus Graphics Card

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 and have a laptop with NVIDIA Optimus technology. As known by many, Optimus has yet to receive official support and has a lot of issues. Since I do not need the power of the ...
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Is my AMD hybrid-graphics card supported by Ubuntu 16.04 driver?

so before I try a clean install of 16.04 LTS when it's released, is there any way to find out whether my AMD graphics card is fully supported by the driver? I'm not talking gaming, just the open ...
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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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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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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: ...
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The right way to install fglxr (ATI/AMD Drivers) in 12.10?

I've recently and after testing several distros moved back to Ubuntu (I loved Debian, but Ubuntu felt more complete). So the problem here is that I currently own an HP laptop (3315ep) with an ATI ...
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ubuntu integrated graphics suspend + hybrid graphics

My laptop uses a hybrid graphics hardware. Using the vgaswitcheroo I am able to power off either card and switch between them correctly. The issue is that the system wakes up/resumes from suspend ...
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Will Xorg 1.13 land in ubuntu 12.10?

I am asking this because there may be some Optimus Nvidia updates before next year April ubuntu release and i read somewhere its connected with 1.13 features? Or i am maybe wrong.
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Buying a new laptop with a Trinity AMD card in it?

As I said in the title the laptop has the AMD Trinity A10-4600M processor and that card has integrated graphics. But the laptop also has an AMD Radeon HD 7670M card in it. Will Ubuntu 12.04 be able to ...
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Acer Aspire 8951G Nvidia Optimus and HDMI issues

After loooong searches it seems that linux users are pretty much screwed when it comes to Optimus. Does anyone know of a workaround other than trying to flash the BIOS with the hack that will show an ...
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When I boot computer has only a black display

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 64x beside Windows 7. When I start the computer, I have to choose between the operating systems, but when I choose Ubuntu, the display is black, only the cursor is ...
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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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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 ...
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Ubuntu on hybrid GPU laptops

I am running Ubuntu on VAIO VPCSE (23FX) that contains hybrid graphics processing capabilities. It is equipped with: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor ...
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Can't revert to the previous state of graphic experience

This might seem so similar to many other posts regarding Nvidia Optimus Graphic Cards troubles and the pain it inflicts on its Linux users but my question is actually simply how to go back to my last ...
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How to fix high power consumption on a hybrid-graphics laptop

I have a hybrid Radeon 6600M/Intel laptop, and I've installed the Ubuntu beta 2, hoping that I'd get a better battery life but I still seem to be getting high power consumption. With radeon ...
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how to switch back to ATI card after using switcheroo?

I have been using switcheroo to turn off my ATI Radeon HD5650 using the switch: echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch This has worked perfectly. I've added it to /etc/rc.local. The ...
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Discrete graphics always DynOff

I'm using the default open source driver and when I run # cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch I always have my discrete AMD adapter as DynOff. I tried echo ON > ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics not working [duplicate]

With 12.10 I was able to use the solution provided in Ubuntu 12.10 AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics not working How to make it work in 13.04 Raring Ringtail?
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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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AMD-Intel Hybrid Graphics : Problem [duplicate]

My Laptop is an HP DV6 6121tx with 2 GPUs: An Integrated Intel one and an AMD HD6770M. Now I just want to run Ubuntu on it without getting horrendous battery life and without it getting very hot ...
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hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Xubuntu 12.04

Following the instructions posted in hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Ubuntu 11.10 with bumblebee 3.0? Watching videos with hardware acceleration enabled gives me sound but no ...
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Has anyone gotten VMWare Workstation 9.0.1 working with vmxwrapper / nvidia optimus?

I have an optimus laptop and am desperate to be able to use my discrete GPU with virtual machines. Recently, a project called vmxwrapper has come out to allow this. However, I get the following ...
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Always use one GPU [duplicate]

I got a Linux-Box with 2 GPU (intel and nvidia). I'm using bumblebee (and primus) for using the nvidia card, but I'm quite far from be really satisfied. I would like to know if there is a way to ...
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vgaswitcheroo + ATI radeon driver

I want both vgaswitcheroo and ati driver on same machine. vgaswitcheroo is good at powersaving while I also want powerful processing too. Most of the time I switch between powersave and performance ...
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Vaio SB - Turn off AMD Graphics Card?

I've got a Vaio SB with Hybrid Graphics (Intel Graphics Card and AMD/ATI Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series). It is running in Dual-Boot with Windows 7 and has the latest BIOS-Update. For reason that the ...
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Radeon HD + vgaswitcheroo

I have a Hp Envy4 1025tx machine. I've tried vgaswitcheroo and amdcccle. I'm happy with Vgaswitcheroo powersaving efficiency and amdcccle's performance. I want both of them on my system. Is there a ...
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Will installing CUDA for my Nvidia card make OpenCL available?

I'm trying to use a program called 'pyrit' which can use OpenCL. When I run the program, I get this warning: Failed to load Pyrit's OpenCL-core ('Failed to enumerate OpenCL-platforms (Unknown ...
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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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Samsung 7 Graphics Nightmare

I just bought a Samsung 7 laptop with the Amd Radeon hd 6490m an I installed the driver. Everything was working smooth and it was rendering nice until I rebooted it. I noticed that it wouldn't boot my ...
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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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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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How to disable intel GPU on boot without using BIOS [closed]

I have a Pavilion dv6-3182ea laptop with an ATI/Intel hybrid graphics, and I would like to know if it is possible to switch the Intel GPU off when Ubuntu 11.10 boots, I have tried to mess around with ...
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System freezes when using vgaswitcheroo [closed]

I'm using hybrid graphics on my notebook. It has an integrated Intel and a discrete Radeon HD 6650M graphic card. When I want to switch to discrete card, the screen freezes and I can't do anything. ...
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Invisible text in Software Center [closed]

After upgrading to Oneiric I hade some graphical issues, but now that I got them resolved, I encountered another issue. The start page for Software Center shows no text at all, though the single ...
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Ubuntu stuck in splash screen after using GPU for computing

I am using a Lenovo Y50 laptop which has an intel integrated graphics and a gtx 960m, I have installed cuda 7.5 and I am using theano to compute stuff using nvidia gpu. After using gpu for computing ...
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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 ...
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How Detect Intel Graphic Processor?

My laptop has a nvidia 425 geforce video card! I'm keen on to find wether my laptop has another(intel) graphic processor or not? and so, enable Intel Integrated for usage! How should i find this?