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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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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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Android 3D acceleration in androVM with primusrun?

I have been trying an Android Virtual Machine called androVM on an Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit laptop with Intel/Nvidia hybrid graphics configuration as the guest OS (details on the graphic cards below). I ...
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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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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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Support for Dell XPS 15 and HDMI working on hybrid graphics?

So there is a lot of buzz about hybrid graphics having a weak support. I'm currently considering buying a new laptop. Dell XPS 15 caught my eye. I will use it for work as well so I will need a large ...
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Switching Graphics using Catalyst Control Center

I searched a lot on web and found that Linux is not still very good enough in switching graphics (dedicated to in-build). Unlike windows where we can shift to dedicated graphics in run time... ...
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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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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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discrete GPU not working after update

I updated Ubuntu few days ago and my discrete GPU stopped working. When I start laptop I get some errors starting with unable to handle kernel paging request at ...some gibberish(probably some kind ...
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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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AMD/AMD GPU Switching

I have two GPU's in my laptop, both of which are AMD. Whenever I use the Catalyst Control Centre to change the GPU, nothing changes after reboot. In fact, when I do the fglrxinfo command the ...
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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 to completely shutdown Ati card

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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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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Which of two video drivers am I using?

I am trying to figure out if my integrated intel graphics are being used rather than my discrete GeforceEFORCE 210M. When I check "Additional Drivers" under settings, it does not show any proprietary ...
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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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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 do I disable the discrete graphics and force the use of my integrated Intel HD graphics on an HP Envy 15t-3200?

I have been trying to blacklist my open source AMD Radeon driver so that my system will use only the Intel HD 4000 Ivy bridge graphics. What is the proper procedure? I am using xserver-xorg-video-ati, ...
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Am I using integrated or discrete graphics?

My work station is a Macbook Pro which has... integrated graphics: Intel HD 3000 discrete graphics: Radeon XXXX... I have installed drivers for the discrete graphics right after installation. ...
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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 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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How to disable the discrete gpu? I get 'Kernel failure' with the normal method

I have notebook hp dm3-2015er with two graphic cards. $ lspci | grep VGA 01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RS880M [Mobility Radeon HD 4225/4250] 02:00.0 VGA ...
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12.04 Failed to load module “nvidia” (module does not exist, 0)

I have ASUS UL50Vt with nvidia optimus hybrid graphics (GeForce 210M). I recently installed ubuntu 12.04, and in Details app it was showing me, that I am on Intel video driver. So, I installed ...
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Should ATI catalyst be installed for sake of openCL?

I have a HP Envy 4 1025tx with Hybrid graphics. Although this is a 64bit system, I've installed 32bit Ubuntu on it for some reasons.(Hybrid graphics don't do well with 64bit Ubuntu.-"Some one on some ...
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How can I disable one Graphics card/GPU on my system? (Interchangeable graphics involved)

The problem I have is this: I have a DELL laptop with 2 GPUs, an Intel integrated and high performance of AMD Radeon HD a 6470m, but Ubuntu does not detect it. However, the two are active at the same ...
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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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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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The right way to install fglxr (ATI/AMD Drivers) in 12.10?

I've recently and after testing several distros moved back to Ubuntu (I loved Debian, but Ubuntu felt more complete). So the problem here is that I currently own an HP laptop (3315ep) with an ATI ...
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ubuntu integrated graphics suspend + hybrid graphics

My laptop uses a hybrid graphics hardware. Using the vgaswitcheroo I am able to power off either card and switch between them correctly. The issue is that the system wakes up/resumes from suspend ...
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Will Xorg 1.13 land in ubuntu 12.10?

I am asking this because there may be some Optimus Nvidia updates before next year April ubuntu release and i read somewhere its connected with 1.13 features? Or i am maybe wrong.
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Buying a new laptop with a Trinity AMD card in it?

As I said in the title the laptop has the AMD Trinity A10-4600M processor and that card has integrated graphics. But the laptop also has an AMD Radeon HD 7670M card in it. Will Ubuntu 12.04 be able to ...
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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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Application windows randomly blinking (see video)

Applications redraw frantically (blink white) for a couple minutes and then it stops. I made a video showing the issue. It is very weird behaviour. What is even strange (or a clue?) is that: if I ...
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Ubuntu on hybrid GPU laptops

I am running Ubuntu on VAIO VPCSE (23FX) that contains hybrid graphics processing capabilities. It is equipped with: VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor ...
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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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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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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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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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FGLRX Intel/ATI Hybrid Video, Dual-Display Flickering

I'm sorry if the same question is already asked, I checked several ones but the reported problems are different or solution doesn't work. So I've successfully installed FGLRX driver on my laptop DELL ...
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HDMI audio not working on hybrid graphics

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with Intel Sandybridge HD3000 / Ati Radeon 6490M switchable graphics. I am not very experienced in Ubuntu or Linux in general but I have installed 13.04 64bit, because ...
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How to use Integrated GPU for Hybrid Laptop Intel/ATI?

So here's the problem, I have Lenovo Laptop Y460 equipped with Hybrid GPU that is an Intel Integrated GPU and an ATI Radeon HD 5650 as Discrete GPU. Basically I can switch the GPU either by switching ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics not working [duplicate]

With 12.10 I was able to use the solution provided in Ubuntu 12.10 AMD/Intel Hybrid Graphics not working How to make it work in 13.04 Raring Ringtail?
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How much power does a dedicated graphics card consume when only the integrated card is used?

My desktop machine has an Intel i5 CPU with integrated graphics and a dedicated geforce card. Through blacklisting the nvidia driver in Linux and by using two cables, I'm planning to use the ...
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AMD-Intel Hybrid Graphics : Problem [duplicate]

My Laptop is an HP DV6 6121tx with 2 GPUs: An Integrated Intel one and an AMD HD6770M. Now I just want to run Ubuntu on it without getting horrendous battery life and without it getting very hot ...
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hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Xubuntu 12.04

Following the instructions posted in hybrid-dump for VDPAU accelerated video playing on Ubuntu 11.10 with bumblebee 3.0? Watching videos with hardware acceleration enabled gives me sound but no ...
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Has anyone gotten VMWare Workstation 9.0.1 working with vmxwrapper / nvidia optimus?

I have an optimus laptop and am desperate to be able to use my discrete GPU with virtual machines. Recently, a project called vmxwrapper has come out to allow this. However, I get the following ...
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Always use one GPU [duplicate]

I got a Linux-Box with 2 GPU (intel and nvidia). I'm using bumblebee (and primus) for using the nvidia card, but I'm quite far from be really satisfied. I would like to know if there is a way to ...