Switchable Graphics is a feature allowing the user to change between integrated and discrete graphics, without unplugging and replugging a screen or any other hardware-related manipulations.

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Switchable Graphics not working on Acer 4820TG with Ubuntu 14.04

I am using an Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820TG notebook with Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is working well except the graphics and when I update my system. On a new 14.04 64bit installation, the default ...
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Need help getting switchable graphics working under Ubuntu 14.10

According to "Details" (System Settings-->Details), my Sony VAIO VPC-CB15F is using only my integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics card (it says the graphics are "Intel Sandybridge Mobile"), ...
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In switchable graphic card, ATI is broke, how can I use Intel?

I've been having some trouble with my graphics cards since they are switchable, but the main one (ATI) is broken, and I don't seem to get the Ubuntu to use the Intel. This is a common problem with ...
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No switchable graphics option with AMD APU+ Dedicated GPU trusty tahr

I switched from Windows to Linux Ubuntu 14.04 . I downloaded the AMD 14.6 Beta driver from AMD's website and installed it. But when I open the Catalyst Control Center, I find no option to switch to ...
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Change back to embedded graphics from Terminal [duplicate]

I used the AMD "Catalyst" program (from within Unity) to change to my dedicated graphics card, but now when I try to boot into Ubuntu, I get an error that the graphics driver has failed! Following ...
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Want to use ATI graphics in Ububtu14!

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have a Pavilion dm4 laptop which has a hybrid graphic card. The integrated one is an intel HD Graphics Family. The discrete card is an ATI Mobility Radeon 5450. I wanted to some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 AMD/Intel Hybrid Switchable Graphics NOT WORKING

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on the HP 4530s with AMD Radeon HD 6490M/Intel HD Graphics 3000 Switchable graphics. I have installed the first Intel driver from here. Then I reboot so far there are no ...
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switching between graphic cards in radeon open source driver

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity in my laptop with (AMD hd8760/Intel) dual graphics. Fglrx is not working so I am using open source radeon driver. I know how to switch between cards when using ...
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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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AMD / Intel switchable graphics problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to install Ubuntu on a Lenovo G500, CPU is Intel Core i3-3110M, 4GB RAM, and as you can guess, dual graphics: Intel HD 4000 for the basic stuff and AMD Radeon HD 8570 for the good stuff. ...
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DRI_PRIME doesnt work

I have a HP G6-2251ST(7420g+7670m). Im following the procedure below to make my 7670m work but performance seems to stay same. Here is what ive done; xrandr --listproviders Providers: number : 3 ...
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Black screen when trying to install 13.10, 12.04 works using nomodeset

I get a black screen (with backlight on) every time I try to boot up a LiveCD image from usb. I'm trying to install 13.10 and tried both 32 and 64 bit versions. I can boot 12.04 LTS release using ...
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Which Ubuntu(s) supports switchable graphics [Dell 15R 5521]

I have just purchased brand new Dell 15R 5521 (spec.: http://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-Inspiron-15R-Series.42377.0.html). Characteristic feature of that unit is switchable graphics: Radeon HD 8730M ...
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After upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10, bumblebee doesn't work anymore

When I try to "optirun steam", for instance, I get the following error: /usr/bin/env: error while loading shared libraries: libturbojpeg.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or ...
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ATI Graphics Card detected as different card Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I ran the codesudo lshw -c display to get the model of my graphics card that I am using. It showed Whistler 6600M series along with my Intel HD Graphics. I have switchable graphics. But my graphics ...
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lspci not detecting my graphic card

I recently purchased a Lenovo g505s, the specifications of which can be found here. After setting up Ubuntu 13.04 I tried to install the ATI proprietary drivers. But only my integrated graphics are ...
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Using my AMD Radeon™ HD 8750M Graphics in 13.04

I have been trying to get my dedicated graphics (AMD Radeon™ HD 8750M Graphics) working on my Samsung series 5 laptop. It just shows Intel® Ivybridge Mobile in the system details and gaming ...
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How to install drivers for switchable graphics for HP dv6 7040tx

I have a laptop with dual graphics cards: 1.Intel graphics 4000 2.Nvidia geforce 630m I wanted to completely switch over from windows to UBUNTU 13.04 :) But, i am very new to this environment.. In ...
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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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Unable to boot Ubuntu/Mint

I'm posting this as a last resource I'm really frustrated with the a new laptop I bought few months ago because I am just unable to install Linux on it. It's an HP pavilion G4 1364. Short specs: Core ...
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How can I make an AMD/Intel switchable graphics system work?

I used my HP Probook 4530s (6490m + HD3000 graphics) laptop with Ubuntu 12.04, but its battery life is too much poor. It lasted one and half hour whereas in Windowns7 it lasted 3-4 hours. For using ...
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Any way to make switching between discrete and integrated graphics from the BIOS work with proprietary drivers?

What I would like to be able to do: I would like to be able to switch between my dedicated graphics card (AMD) and integrated chip (Intel) from the BIOS, that means: Restart → BIOS: set to ...
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Switchable graphics in Ubuntu

I recently started using Ubuntu and a like it a lot. However Windows in my Acer laptop had a function that made the graphics switch to a lower quality (or something) whenever I didn't have the charger ...
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ATI graphics always on and runs in low-graphics mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error? I use a Lenovo y560 and has 12.04 and Windows 7 installed. When I boot into Ubuntu, I find that the ATI ...
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Disable ATI Radeon graphics card and use intel graphics (switcheroo unavailable)

So I have a HP Envy with ATI Radeon 5450 + intel switchable graphics. I think (though I'm not sure) that the Radeon is running right now on Ubuntu 12.04 (because my laptop is making too much noise ...
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Unable to switch to integrated GPU, using fglrx, Catalyst 12.6, Ubuntu 12.04

recently I installed proprietary drivers from ATI, but I am unable to switch to integrated GPU using console sudo amdconfig --px-igpu sudo restart lightdm i am able to log in, but then system ...
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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' ...