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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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How to turn off the graphics adapter on a Lenovo G570?

I have Ubuntu running on my Lenovo G570, how can I turn off my Radeon graphics card, which is getting heated up a lot while I use it.
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Scripts for hybrid graphics discreete card disable on startup

A lot of time ago I've used a simple script in /etc/rc.local to disable discrete graphics during bootup. But now it's not allowed to do anything with /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch when you ...
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hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Ubuntu 11.10 with bumblebee 3.0?

I am trying to run hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Ubuntu 11.10 with Bumblebee 3.0 installed and running. But following the instructions in the URL below, I can't get mplayer with ...
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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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rendering problems in kicad (Ubuntu 16.04)

Since I upgraded to Xenial, Kicad is rendering really bad. I tried Xenial with other kernel images, kicad versions stable 4.02 and PPA, and in all cases, rendering is really bad. Unusable. Any tip or ...
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How can I switch graphics (Intel integrated/ ATI discreet) in 16.04 LTS

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Lenovo system with an onboard Intel graphics and an ATI Radeon display controller. I was wondering how I could switch to the ATI display or make it my VGA ...
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AMDGPU with hybrid graphics 16.04

I have an onboard Intel graphics card, and a ATI Radeon accelerator in hybrid graphics. In 1404 LTS, my previous version, I used ATI's catalyst driver, and I could switch betweeen the graphics system ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 hybrid amd graphics card blank window

I am on a laptop with Intel/AMD hybrid GPU, and I believe I have the driver AMDGPU enabled by default. xrandr --setprovideroffloadsink was also set to the AMD card. So I tried to launch steam with ...
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My AMD Radeon graphic card is not working on 16.04

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 final beta on a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series (Intel(R)) - 5559. This laptop has a AMD Radeon(TM) R5 M335 4GB DDR3 GPU. I am unable to tell if it is being used or not. ...
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How to switch to AMD gpu using open source drivers

I have a laptop with hybrid graphics. I'm using that xserver-xorg-video-ati driver. Ubuntu seems to be using the Intel GPU for rendering graphics. How do I switch to AMD graphics without installing ...
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hybrid graphics Prime problem

Having an issue getting xrandr work. This is what I get following PRIME tutorial xrandr --listproviders ...
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No vgaswitcheroo in /sys/kernel/debug with AMD switchable graphics

I have recently uninstalled fglrx and am trying to set up my hybrid graphics correctly. Setup: Mint 17, Samsung 370R, Intel and AMD 8750M graphics. lspci: 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + T400 + vgaswitcheroo = nothing

Using https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics and http://asusm51ta-with-linux.blogspot.com/ I have tried to enable hybrid graphics at my T400. I did everything as it was written at those ...
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Graphic lags in ubuntu 14.04

After entering I see here is samsung np350e5c
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problem with amd graphic card in ubuntu15.10

i am a newbie and i have just replaced my windows 8.1 with ubuntu15.10 and trying to make my amd graphic card work(amd r7m265) but i cant make it work . below is the outputs of following command. $ ...
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GPU drivers greyed out - Ubuntu 14.04

i just realized that under 'Additional Drivers' on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop all GPU driver options are greyed out and the only one chosen is : "Continue using a manually installed driver" The thing is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hybrid graphics card black screen

When installing ubuntu 14.04.3 on my MSI GE72 with GTX960M with a DVD or a USB key I get a black screen. Many documentation suggest to replace in the Grub "quiet splash" with nomodeset. and it solves ...
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Is the r7 360 supported on Ununtu?

My graphics card is a hibryd Intel hd 5500/r7 m360 suppored by ubuntu and which version of ubuntu should I use to that my graphics card works properly?
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Ubuntu driver support for r7 m360

THello. I have image tearing problems when whatching YT, movies.... The Tearing happens with both open and flgrx drivers. It happens on both ubuntu 14.04 and 15.10. My graphics is hybrid Intel hd ...
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Installing hybrid amd/intel graphics driver on kubuntu

I've recently installed Kubuntu on my Lenovo g500 laptop that uses the good ol' switchable graphics. My problem is that when I install amd drivers using sudo apt-get fglrx Kubuntu won't go ...
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No signal on HDMI connected screen, but is detected in xrandr

I recently installed ubuntu 14.04 on my (old) Dell Vostro 3500 laptop. I have been struggling to get my hybrid graphical card working. At the moment I just use my integrated intel gpu, not my nvidia ...
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How can I turn off the screen of my laptop while using an eGPU?

I use my latop with an external graphic card (eGPU) through an express card slot. As soon as, the eGPU is activated, the screen of the laptop is fixed. The blue image of the xubuntu loading is ...
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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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Sony Vaio (sve14a27cxh) overheat and very loud fan

Since I lost de recover partition from may Sony Vaio, Ubuntu 14.04 is my only OS installed (berfore I used to have a dual boot with Windows 8). Ever since I dual booted it I have experienced overheat ...
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Why amdcccle is not working on 15.04 with dual graphic card

So I've got an Intel(R) HD Graphics 5500 (Broadwell GT2) and an AMD Radeon R7 M265 Series in a dell Inspiron 7000 series. The thing is, I installed the AMD control centre to change between the Intel ...
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Radeon/Intel hybrid 14.04 VGA controller missing

everyone There are plenty of questions about hybrid graphics (ex. How do I install proprietary AMD drivers for a Radeon HD 6870M / Integrated Intel hybrid graphics?). Every question I found begins ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Black Screen after login (due to changed brightness?)

I have an hybrid switchable (AMD+Intel) PC, where I have both ubuntu and windows 7. Two days ago I was using Ubuntu, and since the battery was low I lowered the brightness. Usually, when I lowered ...
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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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Laptop getting really hot

I have tried numerous solutions but my laptop is still getting really hot running Ubuntu. I have tried a number of different Linux OS's and they all seem to have this issue. I am now running Linux ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Nvidia 740m and hd400 no screen detected

i tried every possible way that i found on google to install nvidia drvier with bumblebee and without and every version of the driver and i end up after booting with a black screen and a cursor witch ...
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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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ATi Radeon 9250 Video card not detected [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on a Dell GX270 Optiplex. My computer has an Intel video card and an ATi Radeon Stealth 9250 PCI video card. Ubuntu can only find the on-board Intel video card. When I ...
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Why linux can't deal with hybrid graphics easily?

I think the title explains the question clearly. Trying to become familiar with linux systems, so may be a noob question. However it has been a question mark in my mind since I met with linux. Why is ...
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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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How to switch between intel and AMD graphics card? [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 using a ZBook 14 which has Intel® Haswell Mobile graphics and an AMD FirePro M4100. Using the open-source radeon driver, how can I switch between the intel and the AMD card? I'm ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 fan noise [closed]

I've installed Ubuntu 13.04 along with Windows 7 x64, and its fan noise is unbearable (no such noise when operating with Windows 7). Here's the laptop specs ...
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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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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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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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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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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" ...