Dealing with Hybrid Graphics card system in Ubuntu, Fedora, other distros (Intel/Ati)

Kanwar Ujjaval Singh

Hi, I am Kanwar Ujjaval Singh, the voice behind Rudrageek. I'm a programmer and a developer who loves to learn new technologies and techniques. I'm also an occasional musician and a Soccer Fan.

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7 Responses

  1. Hi,

    first of all, thanks for the guide.
    I have a question regarding HDMI…. I have my hybrid laptop ATI/Intel and I’ve benn always using intel card, now I can poweroff ATI card (my ears say thanks), but if I want to enable it and use HDMI, I guess that I must reconfigure X to use ATI driver and then restart X? X is able to use both drivers at same time?
    Could you please write some notes on how to enable HDMI ?

    # lspci |grep -i vga
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Robson CE [Radeon HD 6370M/7370M]

    Many thanks in advance,

  2. I have not tried HDMI myself, i’ll make sure i do and i’ll let you know, but in the mean time, you should try switching to the AMD GPU and try connecting, I’m not sure but Fedora is one distro that does it(HDMI) without too much effort. Although i will update on that soon!

  3. mackiever says:

    Hello, could you please give more detail and perhaps go step-by-step in solving this issue with hybrid graphics card. Some of us have recently started using Linux Fedora and find it a bit challenging following how people fixed their overheating GPU or them disabling their ATI graphics card.

  4. I will add more details to this post very soon

  5. sunil sharma says:

    thx a lot buddy, best solution without any freezes and crashes at startup (y)

  6. Abhishek says:

    Thanks a lot ! Problem Solved after a long time ! Keep up the Good Work Buddy ! :)

  7. Ranganath says:

    hi.. i got the following response
    sudo cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
    cat: /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch: No such file or directory

    can your method work even when vgaswitcheroo folder is not there ??? please reply

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