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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 ...
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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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Can't install ATI proprietary drivers in 12.10

I have a laptop with ATI Radeon 6770M HD Hybrid graphics card. In Ubuntu 12.04, I installed the fglrx driver through "additional drivers" and it worked. (I can even switch GPUs). But in the new Ubuntu ...
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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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How can I disable ATI discrete graphic GPU at startup in Ubuntu 14.04 without BIOS?

I could disable ATI discrete graphics in Ubuntu 13.10 with this command: echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch But in Ubuntu 14.04 it does not work. cat ...
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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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Fglrx causes serious bug-black screen!

I downloaded newest driver from Ati site and installed it... Now at start-up I see a black screen and message: "Your screen,graphics card,and input device settings could not be detected ...
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How to re-configure graphics from Intel integrated to Intel / ATI switchable?

Minimum goal: Ability to switch between the graphic cards without drivers re-installation. Restarting computer in the process is fine. There are lots of 'how to get switchable graphics to work' ...
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How do I turn off the discrete card on boot when there's no option in the BIOS?

I have quite old laptop - MSI CX620MX. It has two graphic cards - integrated Intel card and ATI Mobility Radeon HD545v. I have installed WIN7 and ubuntu 12.04. I would like to know, how can I disable ...
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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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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 get switchable graphics to work on my Samsung RF711 With Intel HD & GeForce 540M Graphics cards on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have an Samsung RF711 Intel Core i7 laptop, running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit. This comes with two graphics cards - the Intel one (which runs by default) and an Nvidia GeForce GT 540M (which I have ...
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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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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 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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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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vga_switcheroo and Intel HD 3000 on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to get vga_switcheroo to enable my integrated Intel HD 3000 instead of my ATI card. My problem is that there is no vgaswitcheroo directory in /sys/kernel/debug/ on my system. > grep -i ...
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How to enable to work only one card on my laptop?

I have a laptop with Intel HD and Nvidia GPU video cards and I have a problem with installing drivers for the second. They mess everything up. Unity don't want to start, because GLX MISSING ON DISPLAY ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 amd/intel hybrid graphics dual screen problems [duplicate]

After switching to Ubuntu 13.04 64bit, AMD proprietary drivers stopped working on my laptop with AMD/Intel hybrid graphics. I tried installing older version of Intel graphics as described in this ...
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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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Just ran some updates, broke system and stuck in Unity 2d

I just installed 25 updates. In them were the raring graphics stack and kernel 3.5.25. I rebooted back and noticed I was now in Unity 2d. This behaves much slower than 3d did and when I tried to log ...
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Ubuntu and the HP Envy 15t-3200

Could someone post a tutorial on making Ubuntu 13.04 work with the HP Envy 15t-3200? I own this laptop, and have had to use Windows so far. :( There are several problems (touchpad, sound, etc), but ...
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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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How to disable discrete GPU using NVIDIA drivers?

I have a DELL studio XPS 13 (aka 1340) as of 12.04 most things run smoothly out of the box, but I have some power draining and warmness issues (if not to be called terrible heat issues) The system ...
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Can't revert to the previous state of graphic experience

This might seem so similar to many other posts regarding Nvidia Optimus Graphic Cards troubles and the pain it inflicts on its Linux users but my question is actually simply how to go back to my last ...
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Disabling Optimus / Graphics cards

I have a Dell XPS 15 L502x. I using Ubuntu 14.04 duel booted with window 7. I looking to get more life out of my battery while in Ubuntu. I have no need for the nvdia card while using Ubuntu since ...
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Want to upgrade my Inspiron 7520 to Ubuntu 14.04 But Dual Video Cards is a Problem

I have Inspiron 7520. Rig is: Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-3612QM CPU @ 2.10GHz × 8, RAM: 8GB, Graphics: Intel HD 4000 (cpu), AMD Radeon 7730M (gpu) under 64bit OS. My problem here is switchable ...
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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 ...
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at 10 percent brightness my screen is at 100%

I have Kubuntu 13.04 installed on an HP envy DV7 with the dual graphics chipsets intel 4000 and Nvidia 630M. And when I try to reduce my screen brightness it doesn´t actually go down until it reaches ...
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3+ monitors, nvidia + intel graphics

I have seen lots of different posts on this issue, but I cannot figure out what to do. I hope we can collect the available information in one place, so that they can be useful for others. Is it ...
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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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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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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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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: ...