How to switch the integrate video card Intel to discrete video card nVidia, I fond a solution on askubuntu with Ubuntu Control Centre but E: Unable to locate package ucc. Exists other else methods for switching video cards?


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Switcheroo is what you're looking for, vga_switcheroo is the kernel mechanism that allows you to switch between GPUs (if you have Hybrid graphic system). Since linux 3.3, this is working again with NVIDIA Optimus (fix: http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/next/linux-next-history.git/commit/?id=d099230cc355c485e556121c034b1fca5a5fd18b),

Here you can find everything you need to know about this feature: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics

Anyway, for NVIDIA Optimus, you can also use Bumblebee: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

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    Now I try Bumblebee
    – L.V.A
    Oct 6, 2013 at 8:13
  • So? Is it working now? Oct 6, 2013 at 14:57

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