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How to permanently switch off discrete graphic card?

I got a integrated GD, which is Intel, and another discrete GD, AMD Radeon 6490 HD I am using ubuntu 11.10 1st, when I boot into Windows, my GD is indeed AMD Radeon 6490 HD, but when I boot into ...
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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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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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Help needed in understanding this command?

echo OFF | sudo tee /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch In one of the questions in this forum, someone had posted this command to switch off graphics card to save power consumption and 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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How do I get the Radeon HD 6650M in my Lenovo G770 laptop working?

As stated in the topic, I have the following problem: there're two VGAs in my Lenovo G770 laptop with Ubuntu 11.04, namely Intel Mobile HD and AMD Radeon HD 6650M. And if integrated videocard is ...
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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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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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Thinkpad T530 with Optimus and Docking Station

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T530 with Optimus video, which is not supported on 12.04.1. I don't normally need the discrete (nVidia) graphics, so I turn it off in the BIOS settings to achieve longer ...
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vgaswitcheroo not available on cold boot, only after restart

I am running the new Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit release on my MSI CX420 laptop. It has 2 GPUs, an ATI and an Intel integrated one. So my problem is that, whenever I start my laptop for the first time, ...
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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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Hybrid Graphics on Ubuntu 12.04 switching to discrete

I have a Sony Vaio VPCCB-27FX with hybrid graphics. Using vgaswitcheroo enables me to switch my discrete card off to save power. Now when i want to switch to the discrete card for performance, my ...
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'echo DIS > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch' does not work

I can not use echo DIS > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch to switch to discrete ATI card. After I run the command, cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch still gives: ...
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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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I can not find /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch

I have enable switcheroo in kernel config . Why is there not /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch ? Linux ubuntu-raid-w500 2.6.38-10-generic #46-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 28 15:07:17 UTC 2011 x86_64 ...
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switcheroo to discrete turns off backlight on laptop screen

AMD cedar/ Intel ironlake hybrid graphics. Custom kernel 3.8.3. Free radeon xorg drivers. When I switch from integrated to discrete, I do a killall lightdm and X doesn't automatically respawn like it ...
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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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I have an Intel GPU and a AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5400 series GPU, multiple questions

They are the supposed to be Switchable, the Hybrid Graphics page seems to be a little dated (talking about 10.10 and kernel 2.6) I'm not sure the AMD MRHD is working, how can I tell which graphics ...
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Use vga switcheroo on MacBook Pro 8,2?

I have used the instructions provided by tomodachi here to get EFI kernel stub booting working properly. The Radeon card is now properly initialized and lspci is showing both graphics cards, which is ...
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hdmi audio works only with aplay -D alsa test wavs; open source radeon drivers; kernel 3.5 vgaswitcheroo

I've trolled the internets to make hdmi work on my system Ubuntu 12.04. software center kernel 3.5 uname: Linux ubuntu 3.5.0-18-generic #29~precise1-Ubuntu SMP...x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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vgaswitcheroo + ATI radeon driver

I want both vgaswitcheroo and ati driver on same machine. vgaswitcheroo is good at powersaving while I also want powerful processing too. Most of the time I switch between powersave and performance ...
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Radeon HD + vgaswitcheroo

I have a Hp Envy4 1025tx machine. I've tried vgaswitcheroo and amdcccle. I'm happy with Vgaswitcheroo powersaving efficiency and amdcccle's performance. I want both of them on my system. Is there a ...
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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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HybridGraphics vga_switcheroo switch to intel at boot

How can I do that? I have followed this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics but it didn't work I'm getting the error at boot that the /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch don't exist ...
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How can I choose which GPU to use from grub using vgaswitcheroo? [closed]

I have a notebook with switchable AMD/Intel Graphics. I use, successfully, vgaswitcheroo to choose the active GPU and disable the unused one by a script in rc.local. However, I would like to be able ...
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System freezes when using vgaswitcheroo [closed]

I'm using hybrid graphics on my notebook. It has an integrated Intel and a discrete Radeon HD 6650M graphic card. When I want to switch to discrete card, the screen freezes and I can't do anything. ...
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How do I stop my fans from going crazy after resuming after suspending?

I'm kinda new to ubuntu, and I have an HP Envy 14-2020nr. The computer has hybrid graphics, and since Ubuntu doesn't yet handle them very well I've been using vga_switcheroo to disable the discrete ...
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How to switch between Gfx cards on Macbook Pro 15" 8.2

I have a Macbook 15" Pro 8.2 Which apparently is supposed to be switchable between the GFX cards with vgaswitcheroo. But /sys/kernel/debug/ contains no switcheroo folder. syslog gives me this. [ ...
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Ubuntu 11.10 and ATI/AMD Radeon 5650

I have a laptop with freshly installed Ubuntu 11.10 and ATI 4200/AMD Radeon 5650 hybrid graphics. The problem is that I can't switch between integrated and discrete video while using Catalyst driver ...
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/sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo missing

i wanted to install and use asus_switcheroo but unfortunately the vgaswitcheroo folder is missing. I already checked whether vgaswitcheroo is actually enabled and as i use the vanilla kernel it is ...
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How to enable vga switcheroo on an Asus U41S?

I have Asus U41S notebook with 2 wideocards, Intel HD Graphics 3000 and GeForce GT540M. I want to turn off the GF videocard, and work only with Intel. On the internet I found out how to do this ...
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Can't switch to Discrete GPU Hybrid Graphics ATI/intel

Just recently I had got my hybrid graphics working with DRI_PRIME=1. I obviously have the open source drivers. Now for some reason that I can't figure out it has stopped working. xrandr ...
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UVD not responding; ATI/Intel Hybrid after upgrade to 13.04 and turning off ATI

First of all I am totally new to Ubuntu and Linux so I am still trying to learn commands and basics. My laptop is an Acer 4820TG with a hybrid Intel onboard and a ATI radeon mobility HD5650. ...
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VGA switcheroo doesn't work on 14.04 intel/ati acer 5820TG

Before I updated from 13.10 to 14.04, vga switcheroo worked fine, using the free radeon-driver. Now vga switcheroo doesn't work anymore/doesn't take effect: cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch ...
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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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X freezes, when switching from console → vgaswitcheroo? [closed]

I've got a Dell Vostro 3550 with an integrated Intel and a discrete Radeon HD 6650M graphic card. I disabled the discrete: 9:05% echo OFF | sudo tee /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch; sudo cat ...
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vgaswitcheroo on macbook 8,2: blank screen while switching from DIS to IGD

I followed this how-to to get vgaswitcheroo working on my macbook 8,2: How to switch between Gfx cards on Macbook Pro 15" 8.2 I can boot directly from refind (bypassing grub); and I get X ...
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Command on Hibernate 13.04

Now I am currently fiddling with switcheroo on my laptop and am slowly figuring it out. Though I seem to be hitting a hiccup when it comes to hibernation. Upon hibernating and waking the laptop back ...
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how to install swichable radoen hd 6470M drivers for ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ATI 6470m & intel HD graphics 3000 drivers? i have hp pavilion g6 i5 laptop with Radoen hd 6470M switchable VGA. i installed it the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS but VGA drivers ...
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Can't access vgaswitcheroo file, access denied?

Hi I'm trying to change my integrated graphics card to my discrete graphics card (Nvidia GeForce 540m) and when I use the vgaswitcheroo method, I can't access the file doing this: $ls -l ...
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How can I enable switchable graphics in my Lenovo G770 laptop?

Previously I asked about the same problem in Ubuntu 11.04 with messed up drivers, but now I completely reinstalled system and updated it to latest 11.10. Last time, I tried using various drivers for ...
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How to configure UEFI booting on a Macbook 8,2

I googled a while on this so let me give you the details, then the questions I have a Macbook 8,2 15" with Kubuntu Quantal installed from the MAC+AMD64 Desktop CD image. I removed every MacOS ...
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AMD Switchable Graphics (HP Probook 4530s-specific) - any way to enable?

I'm proud owner of not-that-expensive, yet powerful laptop (HP Probook 4530s). Being a fan, and every-day user of Ubuntu I was unable a way to use discrete GPU from of my laptop (hd6490), the only way ...
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Do I need to use open source drive of ati for Switcheroo?

In ubuntu11.10 , I still need to use open source drive of ATI when using Switcheroo ? The 'addon driver' in system menu is about open drive or propriety driver ? Thanks
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I can not find /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can not find /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch Linux segavax-UL80VT 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:56:25 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux ...
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Sony Vaio SVS GPU Hardware switch?

Hi again guys and girls I own a Sony Vaio SVS15 with Optimus graphics that used a hardware switch (Windows 7-8) to change between Intel 4000 and Nvidia card. On Ubuntu, I have Nvidia Prime with quick ...
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vgaswitcheroo not working

have ubuntu 14.04 desktop installed and I am trying to switch off my graphic card by typing sudo echo OFF /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch but it didn't switch off and also my ethernet is ...
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Nvidia driver not shutting down and shut down is being halted

I installed nvidia driver but after that my shutdown started halting and every time I have to hold the power button to power it off. Also I used to off my graphic card switch using vgaswitch nit ...
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Hybrid Graphics cannot switch, ATI drivers can't find adapter?

It all started when I tried to install Steam to play some Left 4 Dead 2. I noticed it probably wasn't using my discrete graphics card (AMD 7670m) and was using my integrated card, as it was lagging ...
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How to reinitialize processor for /sys and disable integrated graphics

I have upgraded my laptop from Intel Pentium P6100 to Core i5-460M. i5 supports Turbo Boost. To switch this I need to do: echo 0 or 1 > /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/boost But my System ...