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nvidia 525 disabling using ironhide

I have installed ironhide using ppa [11.10 - 32 bit, Dell xps 15]. After rebooting I tried to disable nvidia gpu using the command "sudo ironhide-disablecard". I got message as "ERROR : no module for ...
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Ubuntu on a HP PAVILION DV6-3315

I think this is not a duplicate thread. If it is sorry. I have a HP PAVILION DV6-3315, wich has an Intel i5-450m, 4GB of RAM, an ATI HD6550m (that some programs and Ubuntu recognize as an ATI ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes on lock screen - Graphic Card is off using switchroo

I have a dell inspiron 5520 which has a amd radeon 7670m graphic card. Earlier on 13.10 I used to turn off my graphic card (it generates a lot of heat otherwise) using $ echo OFF > ...
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How to install ATI Hybrid Graphics in ubuntu 13.10 saucy in Dell Inspiron 3521

I am trying to install ATI Graphics Driver from the last one week . I tried almost every possible option available online. But still no success with installation. I am using Dell Inspiron 3521 laptop. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes when booting

My problem is that I need information about what is happening when Ubuntu is loading it's live system. Because my system freezes whenever I try to use Ubuntu live to install the OS alongside Win7. ...
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Permanently disabling screen blinking Dell Vostro 3350

I've an old issue described here, to keep it short, after few seconds to one minute after boot screen starts flickering - windows and other elements rapidly turn white and go normal again. Problem ...
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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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Brightness doesn't change in sony vaio

I am using sony vaio with ubuntu 12.10 in dual boot with windows 7 and AMD RADEON graphic card. Brightness settings are not working in ubuntu and it is releasing lots of heat. Please help me how to ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 does not detect hybrid graphics (Intel/Nvidia)

I have been trying different solutions for Lubuntu 14.04 to detect my hybrid NVIDIA graphics card but to no result. I am using a Dell Latitude 6410 laptop with Intel HD and an NVIDIA NVS 3100M @ ...
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How can I disable ATI descrete graphic GPU at startup in Ubuntu 14.04 without BIOS?

I can disable ATI descrete in ubuntu 13.10 with this command: echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch But in ubuntu 14.04 it doesn't work.
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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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intel/amd hybrid graphics ubuntu 14.04-Dell insprion 5520

i installed ubuntu 14.04 on Dell insprion 5520 and installed switched graphics (sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-pxpress) after restart the system stopped responding and after waiting several minutes ...
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Switching between apu igp and discrete gpu

I have a HP g6-2251st which has an APU(A4-4300M + HD 7420G) and a HD7670M discrete graphics. I dont know if it was possible before but i cant change between this two on latest 14.04 beta. I was ...
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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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No way I can get my graphics card (Intel/AMD hybrid) working with Ubuntu 13.10

The laptop is a Dell Inspiron 17 3737 with Intel HD Graphics 4400. The system testing tool keeps telling me that there is no loaded video driver and the graphics looks like a 4 bits color scheme with ...
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Intel and AMD hybrid graphic card on Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

It's been a long time since I moved from Ubuntu and LinuxMint to ArchLinux and Manjaro last year. But I just bought a new laptop recently and unfortunately the laptop has a muxless Intel/AMD hybrid ...
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Problem using acpi_call_GUI on dell inspiron N5110

I just installed acpi_call_GUI on my laptop using this guide. (In order to switch off discrete graphics at every boot) Now when i run the software , i click to install acpi_call. After that it asks me ...
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How to detect AMD graphic processor?

My laptop Lenovo G500 has a Radeon HD 8570M video card and Intel HD4000! Processor Intel 2020M. Kubuntu 13.10 I'm keen on to find wether my laptop has another graphic processor or not? and so, how ...
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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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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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. ...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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Problem installing the graphics driver on HP 4441s

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP ProoBook 4441s. I've downloaded 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. I ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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System running in low graphics mode after installing AMD proprietary drivers [duplicate]

It began when I tried to install the proprietary drivers, and another problem appeared, wich was solved on this question, all the specs, and steps I did to install the drivers are there. Right after ...
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ATI Graphics radeon hd 7690m instillation problems

Hello I have a hp Dv6 laptop with ATI radeon hd 7690m xt Graphic Card with Intel HD Graphics i tried many web sites to try installing the driver but all i did was messing with up my installation what ...
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How to install Nvidia GT540M graphics driver [duplicate]

I'm currently using a laptop with dual VGA Intel HD3000 and NVidia GT540M graphics. How do I install the graphics driver for my laptop?
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freeze during resume from suspend in 13.04 with integrated graphics on

i am still working on my dell 7520 and the hybrid graphic system, ubuntu seems to have trouble with. my laptop freezes on resume from suspend when my integrated card is runnung.with the discrete card ...
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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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Does the new nVidia Optimus / RandR 1.4 stuff work for desktops?

I read this not long ago http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTM0NzE and was wondering if it would work on a desktop with displays connected via an Intel HD graphics output on the ...
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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?
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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" ...
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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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Tripple 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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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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Brightness with AMD/Intel open source drivers Ubuntu 12.10

I have an issue with the screen brightness of my computer. I have a Dell Inspiron 7520. I have a AMD Radeon HD 7730m 2gb with a Intel HD 4000, I am currently using the kernel lastest kernel from ...