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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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For 13.04: 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 Additional two terminal-commands for 64-bit: sudo apt-get install ...


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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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To install bumblebee in Ubuntu 14.04, run these commands in terminal sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus nvidia-331 Now you have to install Bumblebee GUI to manage apps to be opened using nVidia. Here is the instructions: Install Python App Indicator: sudo apt-get install python-appindicator Install Git: sudo apt-get install ...


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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 13.10 it works without tweaking on a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 install: 1) Open the terminal and type sudo apt-get install fglrx fglrx-pxpress 2) and reboot


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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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SOLUTION: I finally found a solution to my problem randomly. sudo pico /etc/pulse/default.pa look for load-module module-udev-detect and add tsched=0 load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0 This simple modification fixed all the sound crackling and static on my PC, in Google Chrome, chromium, HTML5 videos, etc etc


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I think it is supposed to be like that. New kernel 3.13 has an advanced dynamic power management of the ATI card with the radeon driver. In normal conditions the ATI discrete is off: [:~/Pictures/2014] 1 % sudo cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch 0:DIS: :DynOff:0000:01:00.0 1:IGD:+:Pwr:0000:00:02.0 so when we read the sensors: [:~/Pictures/2014] ...


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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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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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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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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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I went to terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1 for example) and did : sudo apt-get remove fglrx Now my computer is pretty slow but a least I can use it and wait for the problem to be fixed.


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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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I also had the same problem but only after I made some modification on compiz. For the fix, I just reinstalled the nvidia drivers and nvidia prime with sudo apt-get purge libvdpau-va-gl1 bumblebee* nvidia* sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-settings nvidia-prime


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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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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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If you encounter the problem with prime like an empty popup error in nvidia-settings panel you can see the bug in Launch Pad 1310023. I have encounter a similar problem and I can correct them with that: sudo update-alternatives --config x86_64-linux-gnu_gl_conf sudo ldconfig -n sudo update-initramfs -u then reboot and see if it works


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In this version of Ubuntu, Dynamic Radeon Drivers are included and activated so that the old solution that you mention does not work. To operate the old solution you can edit the file /etc/default/grub. In this file you can add the option radeon.runpm=0 in the call to the current kernel (usually after ro quiet splash). Alternatively, you can also add ...


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I just install the NVIDIA GTX880M from my ASUS ROG G750JZ via this url (french site) Ubuntu FR forum Short version: sudo apt-get install nvidia-331 nvidia-settings nvidia-prime mesa-utils vdpau-va-driver For unity 8 in Ubuntu sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install prime-indicator sudo reboot After ...


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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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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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(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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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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