Ubuntu: How to disable ATI 6490m and only use Intel HD



Question:

I have a Probook 4530s and just installed Ubuntu a week ago. This laptop has both an ATI 6490m graphics chipset and integrated Intel HD graphics.

The ATI graphics seem to overheat the system, resulting in freezes. How can I disable the ATI and use the integrated Intel HD 3000 instead?

I don't need the ATI in for Ubuntu, just for gaming in Windows 7. BIOS is no option because I don't want to enable and disable the graphic all the time I'm switching between Windows and Ubuntu.


Solution:1

uninstall fglrx if you have installed it and then follow this answer on hybrid graphics

The overheating problem you are facing is most probably coming from the default that both graphic cards are running. Turn one of and the overheating should be history.


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