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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 ...
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unknown graphics [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get my graphics card to be recognized in System Info? I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 64-bit on my Acer aspire v3-551g laptop. It has dual graphics enabled, AMD ...
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System is shutting down instead of hibernating

I have an HP g4-1387, core I5, 4Gb RAM, 8Gb swap and hybrid Intel/ATI graphics with Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS. Finally after installing AMD Catalyst 12.4 as described here I was able to Suspend. Hibernate ...
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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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Display Brightness not working in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I upgraded to 12.04 using the synaptic package manager upgrade feature... I have googled this problem and there is a lot of help available but none of a recent date and I never had this problem with ...
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How do I make the nVidia graphics card the default?

My laptop has both an onboard Intel graphics card and a nVidia GeForce with Cuda and Optimus. I installed Bumblebee and can now run applications on the nVidia card by typing optirun [application name] ...
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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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Reconfigure Graphic error [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I installed new kernel 3.4 from deb files But after installing when i boot my laptop with ubuntu, Ubuntu ...
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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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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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Disable integrated GPU (Intel HD Graphics 3000) on Sony VAIO VPCSE

I have a Sony VAIO VPCSE2L9E and want do disable the integrated GPU. I want to install the fglrx packages to use the full GPU power of my AMD Radeon HD 6630M. Here is the link for the technical data ...
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Hybrid Graphics on Windows 7/Ubuntu 12.04 Dual Boot

Alright, so here's the situation: I am using an ASUS UL80VT with two graphics cards: Integrated intel graphics and NVIDIA G210M I was running an Ubuntu 12.04 - Windows 7 dual boot (on separate ...
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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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How do I disable the Nvidia GPU on a Dell Vostro 3500? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? Ubuntu website stipulates that Dell Vostro 3500 is a certified laptop with a condition that only integrated Intel GPU is ...
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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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Disable NVIDIA Graphics card in UBUNTU 13 [duplicate]

I am using asus K55 vm laptop and UBUNTU version 13.How can I turn off my NVIDIA graphics card which automatically starts on booting with UBUNTU and consumes my battery heavily?
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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 ...