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Second graphics card

I have two graphics card in my laptop. However, I am unable to activate the NVIDIA one. I need to use it, because the integrated Intel card can't connect through DVI/HDMI. I have the drivers ...
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How to switch between graphics on Dell Inspiron N5110?

I have got a Dell Inspiron N5110 running Ubuntu 12.04. It has two graphic cards, Integrated Intel graphics And Nvidia. I was wondering if there is a way to switch between graphic cards. As the Nvidia ...
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Hybrid graphics - MSI FX420

I have a MSI FX420 with Intel HD Graphics 3000 and HD Radeon 6470M. on Windows I can switch the card, but on Ubuntu I think it only runs on Radeon and drain all the battery. is there a way to possible ...
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Graphics system failure

I just upgraded two versions of Ubuntu to Oneiric after a recent set of updates broke Audacious 2.4.something in Maverick for me. When it was all finished my Asus Eee 1215N with the 1366x768 screen ...
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AMD Radeon HD 5650M

Ok, so I've got the 5650 as a discrete gpu and integrated 4200. The problem is that I cant switch to 5650. fglrxinfo shows that 4200 is on, but aticonfig -px-list shows that Discrete GPU is active. ...
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Max VRAM supported by open source ATI radeon

I have an ATI HD6370 with dedicated 1G running on Ubuntu 11.10. Following is the output from dmesg sourajit@sourajit:/etc/X11$ sudo dmesg | grep drm [ 5.149765] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 ...
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Questions about hybrid graphic card Asus/Sony Serie S

I am looking for a new laptop that I would like to be a bit polyvalent. However, I will use it mainly for research work (programming, mathematica/matlab/python, heavy files analysis) and up to now, I ...
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Is it normal to not have desktop effects after installing on an Asus N53S?

I've just installed 11.10 and so far so great, except I just discovered (after looking at another installation) I'm missing some effects. First of all, I am using unity 3d (I chose ubuntu at the ...
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Screen flashes gray as I log in, can I stop it?

Since installing 11.10 I've noticed that often when I login the following sequence: login screen [hit enter] light gray screen (0.5 - 1 sec) my background appears Unity loads Guake loads I'm ...
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How do I only use the Intel HD 3000 card on an HP dv6? [duplicate]

I have a HP dv6 6195sp, the Pc have a AMD Radeon™ HD 6770M GDDR5 and Intel HD 3000. After installation ubuntu only use the AMD graphic card, how to install and use only the intel graphic card ?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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?
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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?
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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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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 ...
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Installing fglrx 13.3 with powerxpress on Ubuntu 13.04

When trying to install fgrlx 13.3 from the AMD website, the installation goes smoothly, but when I to aticonfig --initial -f, I get the following error: Uninitialised file found, configuring. ...
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Hybrid graphic card management in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I need to know how to manage a hybrid dual graphic card on my laptop. Here's the config: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: Robson CE [AMD ...
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How to enable switching Hybrid Intel/ATi with mux on Ubuntu 12.04?

I have notebook with hybrid intel/ati HD5650 graphic (with mux). I want to install previous kernel 2.6.35 like on ubuntu 10.10 because on that kernel a can switch my graphic without any problem with ...
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Unable to boot Ubuntu/Mint

I'm posting this as a last resource I'm really frustrated with the a new laptop I bought few months ago because I am just unable to install Linux on it. It's an HP pavilion G4 1364. Short specs: Core ...
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Hybrid Intel/AMD Radeon problem [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 7520 which is Ubuntu certificated. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. Now i have problem with the fan control (noise) because of the hybrid System. I tried some tutorials but ...
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Just ran some updates, broke system and stuck in Unity 2d

I just installed 25 updates. In them were the raring graphics stack and kernel 3.5.25. I rebooted back and noticed I was now in Unity 2d. This behaves much slower than 3d did and when I tried to log ...
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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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Graphic Card Drivers Installation in Lubuntu 12.10?

I am using Lubuntu 12.10, I want install the drivers for my hybrid graphic card because my laptop fan is always running and produces great amount of heat. Graphic Card Specification:- 00:02.0 VGA ...
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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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Is it possible to turn off integrated GPU in laptops with an Optimus card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to enable to work only one card on my laptop? Good morning. I have Alienware m14x with NVidia Optimus GT555M. I would like to be able to have my laptop screen and ...
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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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Current status of support, on 12.10 quantal, for intel optimus? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Which is the current status of the support, on 12.10, for intel optimus? I've seen lots of talk around, but how does it ...
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ATI Hybrid Graphics Over Heat. Intel GPU not working!

I just followed this guide (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450) and installed the proprietary ATI drivers on my laptop which have ATI Hybrid Graphics (ATI Radeon HD 6770 M GPU). It ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 HybridGraphics (ATI and Intel) problem (Acer Aspire 7745g)

I have problem with my graphic cards. By default Intel driver had installed. But i cant' install ATI driver. I want to install both this drivers, or to remove Intel's driver, install ATI's driver. ...