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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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Hybrid Graphics Functional won't work with my Asus UL30V anymore

The problem is that I am no longer able to boot in compatibility mode for just turning on my Nvidia graphics to install the driver. Because no login screen will appear if Ubuntu is loading. In ...
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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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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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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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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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Compatibility of new Acer Aspire M3 with Nvidia GT 640M Kepler GPU with hybrid graphics?

A new Acer Aspire M3 with Nvidia GT 640M Kepler GPU (Nvidia Optimus) has been announced: http://www.theverge.com/2012/3/13/2868854/acer-aspire-timeline-ultra-m3-announce-kepler-gt-640M [...] the ...
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Compatibility of Toshiba Satellite L855/L875 with Intel/AMD hybrid graphics?

Has anyone tested the Linux compatibility for the new Toshiba Satellite L855/L875 laptops with Intel/AMD hybrid graphics? Are the proprietary ATI drivers working? Is Bumblebee working for them?
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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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How do I know which graphics card is being used in a hybrid system?

I have an Acer Aspire 5935G. It comes with hybrid grahics solution from Nvidia. It has two graphic cards; Nvidia GeForce 130GT M (discrete) and Intel mobile graphics series 4. I have just installed ...
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11.10 slow graphic performance with ATI switchable graphics when using Virtualbox

I am using 11.10 (on Virtuabox) on a brand new Samsung Series 7 with switchable graphics, which I am assuming that could be part of the issue here. The graphics card is integrated Intel / and an ATI ...
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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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How do I turn off the Radeon GPU ono my HP Pavilion DM4?

I have a HP DM4 Beats Edition running Ubuntu 11.10. The HP Pavillion runs on-board Intel graphics as well as Radeon GPU. From what I have read it appears that the Radeon GPU is draining my battery ...
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How do I get ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 + Integrated Intel HD to work?

I have a HP TouchSmart tm2150es with hybrid graphics (ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5450 + Integrated Intel HD). It comes shipped with W7 Home Premium 64 bits. It has an Insyde BIOS. I have certain ...
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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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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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Hybrid graphics Intel/Radeon HD 6630M

I bought a Dell Vostro 3450 with hybrid GPU and I don't know how to configure properly, I think the fan is running at full speed, also I'm really new in this OS, so I would appreciate all the help you ...
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Intel HDgraphics+NVIDIA GT540M+Nouveau working?

What i´ve learnt is, it´s not a good idea to buy new hardware and use Linux because of less support from the producers. Machine: lenovoZ570, i7 x64,8GB, 700GB, Nvidia Optimus+Intel, 1366x768, ...
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OpenGL and switchable graphic cards

I use a laptop and this laptop has readon AMD Radeon HD 6470M and onboad graphic card. When I run fglrxinfo, I get this error: X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such ...
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How to completely shutdown Ati card [duplicate]

I would like to know how do i prevent my Ati card from turning on when i enter on ubuntu 11.10. My bios only lets-me shutdown intel hd card or leave the both on but i want to know if is possbible to ...
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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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vgaswitcheroo not selecting discrete card

I have a Dell 5110 laptop that has hybrid graphics. I have tried using vgaswitcheroo to some limited success, but I have still not been able to select my discrete ATI 6470 card. I use the following ...
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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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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 can I use the NVIDIA Optimus Graphic Card as Primary Card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How well do laptops with Nvidia Optimus work? I'm checking around but I can't find an answer. I have an eeePC 1215N with Nvidia Optimus (Intel+Nvidia) Graphic Card. I'm ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Could not resolve archive.ubuntu.com when reinstalling xorg

I managed to uninstall xserver-xorg completely, and now all I see when booting Ubuntu is a blank screen. I've tried reinstalling it through shell prompt (recovery mode) but every time I get errors ...
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How do I install the Nvidia drivers?

I just ordered the Nvidia GTX 560 card, which should arrive tomorrow. I have a dilemma, though. Should I keep using the driver which is available in "additional drivers" in Ubuntu (10.10), or should I ...