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This Answer is oriented towards learning if your Video card is supported, the difference between drivers (sources). what drivers to install and how to install them 1. Can I use the latest driver on an older version of Ubuntu? 2. Difference between video cards & drivers: Official site, Ubuntu's Default, PPA? 3. What PPAs are recommended when using any ...


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I started with a clean 12.10 install (not an upgrade) My card is a Radeon HD 5450 First thing I done was to install Linux-source and Linux headers sudo apt-get install linux-source sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic I noticed that many with Nvidia cards were having to do this and am sure I saw mentioned some-where that it also helped ATI users. ...


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For 12.10: It works for me!! And here is the how-to which I created for you: Pre-Install: Three terminal-commands: sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6 sudo apt-get install dkms libqtgui4 wget execstack libelfg0 dh-modaliases sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic xserver-xorg-core libgcc1 Optional ...


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For those who have hybrid systems (ATI/intel) and fglrx has stopped working in 12.10, then the problem might be like the one described here (fglrx incompatibility with the recent version of the intel driver): https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer-updates/+bug/1068404 What I would suggest would be Remove all the fglrx* packages: sudo ...


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On ubuntu, try add this two lines into /etc/rc.local file before exit 0: echo IGD > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch Save the file and check your cards: cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch Source: http://ubuntuguide.net/ubuntu-12-04-turn-off-discrete-graphic-card-on-boot


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This works for me. sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic Go to amd.com and download their latest beta driver (which was just updated to 12.11). Run and install. Please note that the stable driver will not work with unity. Then head here to get a script to remove the watermark: http://areyoueye.net/?p=187 Slainte!


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For 13.10: Pre-install: Execute three terminal-commands: sudo apt-get install build-essential cdbs fakeroot dh-make debhelper debconf libstdc++6 sudo apt-get install dkms libqtgui4 wget execstack libelfg0 dh-modaliases sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-video-all libgcc1 Additional two terminal-commands for 64-bit: ...


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I have a Dell XPS, the HDMI is hard wired to the discrete card. I normally want that card turned off too save battery. I use only the mini Display Port which works out of the box with an adapter to DVI/hdmi. On the rare occasions I need the graphic accelerations of the discrete card I use bumblebee. I normally totally ignore the HDMI port, as the mini DP ...


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You can blacklist its kernel module. You can do that by editing blacklist.conf sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf You should probably add something like this: blacklist fglrx blacklist radeon alias radeon off alias lbm-radeon off That will blacklist ATIs proprietary driver (fglrx) as well as its opensource counterpart. Edit: Ok, how about using ...


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Ubuntu comes with vgaswitcheroo since 10.10. Therefore you can although it is far away from working as smooth as on Windows. Yet it's enough to turn off either one of the cards and/or switch to using the other ones. You find more information on this topic on help.ubuntu and this linux.blogspot. Since you are fairly new to Ubuntu, I'll tell you the ...


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I've noticed that Flash sometimes turns the card automatically on and then loads the driver. If the module is not used you can safely unload it after which you manually disable the card: sudo rmmod nvidia sudo tee /proc/acpi/bbswitch <<<OFF If the driver cannot be unloaded, it will display: ERROR: Module nvidia is in use There is not much that ...


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I found the problem. On upgrade of Ubuntu 12.04 -> Ubuntu 12.10, the contents of lightdm.conf in /etc/lightdm/ are completely erased. Installing or reconfiguring lightdm does NOT install this file here, so lightdm does not know how to go about displaying itself. You must do the following: sudo apt-get purge fglrx lightdm && sudo apt-get install ...


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(1) Check if fglrx is blacklisted. (This was my solution on my HP pavilion dv7 with a AMD/Ati Radeon HD 6770M) To do that you can grep through all of the files in /etc/modprobe.d/: grep fglrx /etc/modprobe.d/* In my case this gives following output: blacklist-local.conf:blacklist fglrx fglrx.conf:# This file was installed by fglrx fglrx.conf:alias fglrx ...


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follow the instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI under Manually installing Catalyst 12.1 do everything there step by step until "sudo amdcccle To read more about the AMD/ATI Catalyst Control Center click here. Keep in mind that all configuration options for the ATI Catalyst Control Center mentioned there may not be ...


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I have a Vaio VPCSE with AMD/Intel hybrid graphics, too, and I followed your how-to step by step. Unfortunately, when I changed to integrated graphics in Catalyst, I got lost after login just as you desribed. When changing to discrete graphics, it works – but I can use fglrx from the sources for that. So my only workaround, which I'm not quite happy with, ...


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In my experience this just does not effing work in Ubuntu currently. I will say that if you have to edit xorg.conf in a reasonably current version of Ubuntu (anything post-Unity), you're doing it wrong -- XRANDR does much better on its own. It's a shame, because the Intel graphics these days are so good, I don't want the adapter to go to waste, but X ...


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I've added to my system (also a laptop with dual video card) a line in rc.conf to auto reduce the screen brightness at startup, this gave me a clue to make sure which card it's being used: echo 4 > /sys/class/backlight/acpi_video1/brightness (you can test this command on command line and if this card is being used you'll see how brightness get reduced, ...


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To list all display adapters you should use the below command: lspci -nn | grep '\[03[02]0\]' This searches for the "VGA compatible controller", but also "3D controller" (which is how some Nvidia cards are exposed). Example output for my hybrid graphics laptop (i5-460m and GT 425M): 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Core ...


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if your laptop is a mux one (as mine),the only driver working is fglrx 11.8. I succeed to make it works including switching from intel to ati chipset on ubuntu 10.04. newer distribution as ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 aren't supported by this driver version. If you only need intel, the i915 included in all distribution is sufficient (and use vga_switcheroo to ...


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Given that Quantal ships with Xorg 1.13 RC5 it is likely that it will ship the final X 1.13 version. http://packages.ubuntu.com/quantal/xserver-xorg-core - 2:1.12.99.905-0ubuntu3 Even if it does not ship the final 1.13 (which is very unlikely), you won't have to worry about missing PRIME features as these are already merged with rc5. You may also be ...


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To know complete information about your graphics card we have two useful methods.open your terminal and type lspci | grep VGA sample outputs: raja@badfox:~$ lspci | grep VGA 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03) raja@badfox:~$ and one more thing: sudo lshw -C video sample ...


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I have the same laptop as you. I've tried bumblebee, and it did not work for me. You can read about my experiences in this thread: https://lists.launchpad.net/hybrid-graphics-linux/msg02295.html I am actually trying to use my discrete 9200M GS GPU, and I am continuing to post messages there to ask questions and report my progress. The issue at the moment ...


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get an ubuntu .iso image. use any program to write the iso to your usb drive reboot through your usb drive you will get a screen having title ubuntu select install on hard drive follow the steps of installation reboot, this time ubuntu on your bootloader.


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Try this to correct the brightness adjustment problem: Open a terminal (Ctrl + Alt + T). Then type sudo nano /etc/default/grub. It will ask for your password. Type it in. Around the 11th line, there will be something like: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash". Change it to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash acpi_backlight=vendor" Save the file ...


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Download the installer from AMD's website (as of this post, the latest stable version is 13.1 which I don't believe is available from the PPA at this point), run the installer (you'll need kernel headers, gcc, and a few other things, just look at the log when the installer fails). Make sure you build Ubuntu debs from the installer rather than installing ...


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I had the same issue. After some digging, I came to this solution that works for me: xrandr --output LVDS1 --auto --right-of VGA1 --output VGA1 --auto --scale 1x1 In my case, I want to my laptop screen (LVDS1) to stand in the right of my external monitor (VGA). You should replace LVDS1 and VGA1 with your own device ids. You can find them by typing the ...


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I managed to build the intel-virtual-output tool with following commands: # get all official build dependencies sudo apt-get build-dep xserver-xorg-video-intel # make sure all undocumented dependecies are installed as well for l in xinerama xrandr xdamage xfixes xcursor xtst xrender xext x11 pixman-1 ; do echo lib$l-dev ; done | xargs -n99 sudo apt-get -y ...


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this worked for me (hybrid with i915 - radeon redwood (5000), ubuntu 11.10 64, unity) most laptop "hybrid equiped" boot with both gpu ON (could explain why batteries last so few with a fresh install of ubuntu and default GRUB settings), but with IGD (i915) connected (seems to be by default with no BIOS tweak) Well, lets say your're allready logged in Unity ...


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It's an Lenovo Ideapad Z570 that is reported to work with the recently released Bumblebee 3.0. If you think your installation is still find, I would follow the installation instructions for Bumblebee 3.0, including the cleanup script that will make sure any other related packages are cleaned up before installation of bumblebee.



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