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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...