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14.04 : How to disable discrete graphics card

I know 14.04 has Kernel 3.13 and is supposed to be better at dynamic power management. My problem is the estimated remaining time keeps changing. But on an average I see 5 hours. On same machine on ...
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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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Nvidia-331 Nvidia-Settings Prime Profile Switching Error

I'm having an issue with my nvidia-331 driver. I can't seem to switch between Intel and Nvida via nvidia-settings. The option is there but when I click 'nvidia' a blank error window pops up. It's very ...
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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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How do I get AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics drivers to work?

On Ubuntu 12.04 my Sony Vaio VPCSE with Intel® HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon™ HD 6630M worked fine with the Catalyst Control Center version 12.6. Also the switching between integrated and discrete ...
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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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How to set up nVidia Optimus/Bumblebee in 14.04

The previous methods i have used to set up Bumblebee on 13.10 based distributions is not working under Ubuntu 14.04 . How can I set up Bumblebee and Bumblebee GUI in Ubuntu 14.04 ?
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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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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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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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Switching to nvidia graphics (nvidia prime,nvidia x server settings)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I tried to switch to my Nvidia graphic card via Nvidia x server settings, but it doesn't allow me. It shows the blocking sign. Any ideas? -- with NVIDIA 745M
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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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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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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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AMD graphics power management 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 power management enabled by default How can I confirm that ? My machine: Dell ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I only use the Intel HD 3000 card on an HP dv6?

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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Installing 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 ...
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Static and crackling in my HDMI audio?

So, I managed to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04. In Ubuntu 13.04, I installed the drivers for my graphics card(AMD HD Radeon 7700 Series, I'm pretty sure it's a 7790 one and Intel HD Graphics ...
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Macbook Pro 8,2 Graphics switching - Ubuntu 12.04

I've been reading docs and various pages for a few hours now and can't seem to put all of the pieces together on this. Basically I am trying to get 12.04 installed on my MBP 8,2 with graphics card ...
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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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High cpu use from init and yes [Ubuntu 12.04]

Today, I installed a fresh Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my Sony VAIO VPCSB. I noticed a high cpu use of init and yes (as you can see below). top - 16:26:16 up 11 min, 2 users, load average: 2.71, 2.86, ...
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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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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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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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Title bar graphic mangled on nvidia hybrid graphic system

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 and I'm currently having problems with the title bar on every window I open it looks really bad, here's a pic. Thanks in advance . The ubuntu version is 13.10 64-bit, the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.10 x64, hybrid graphics card, can not resume after suspend [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 x64, my hybrid graphics card is Intel HD Graphics 4600 and Nvidia Geforce 740m. I installed Nvidia driver follow this article. My question is my laptop can not resume from ...
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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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intel-virtual-output command for Saucy 13.10 with dual monitor setup and hybrid graphic

I want to configure/use a second display on my Thinkpad W530 with Intel/Nvidia hybrid graphics. Bumblebee from Ubuntu ppa is installed. After hours on searching the web, i found a solution which uses ...
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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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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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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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Switchable Graphics: Embeded graphics card problems

I have a Dell Inspirion 17R 5721 It has a AMD graphics card and a Intel. I installed the drivers that AMD develops and I ran into the following problems. Every time it's me that has to change 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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Update to 3.13 kernel on Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

Since my ATI hybrid graphics card isn't working well under Linux, I wanted to try the new kernel. I don't want to update to 14.04 just yet, because of some missing dependencies and there doesn't seem ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...