I’m trying to switch to Linux on my laptop.
I downloaded Ubuntu 16.04 and installed it, and expirience no problems, except for with my graphics card, an AMD Radeon hd 7610m.
I know that AMD no longer support the fglrx on newer Linux, and that I have to depend on open source drivers. The problem is that the screen shows many artifacts when there is more than one window on screen, especially when there's a lot of transparency or moving characters on screen.
Games works smoothly, however.
This problem was also present in Windows. In Windows, changing the ATI Graphics Powerplay settings to "Maximize battery life" reduced the problem dramatically. Also disabling the GPU, and only enabling it for gaming or video worked.
I can't do any of this in Ubuntu. So what I’m asking if you can help me how to do at least one of these in Ubuntu
- disable the gpu
manage the power settings of the gpu
- Also I can’t find any option of changing this in my bios
- I tried to enable low graphics mode in unity de and it helped (no crashes now) but the artifacts still shows up.
- seems like I can’t get my intel graphics work to use switcheroo
- if work on battery (no charger) everything runs smoothly without any artifacts at all