Ubuntu: Configuring switchable graphics



Question:

My laptop has both Intel and AMD graphics cards:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)  01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Chelsea LP [Radeon HD 7730M] (rev ff)  

I have the following AMD driver installed in my laptop:

Using X.Org X server - AMD/ATI display driver wrapper from xserver-xorg-video-ati (open source, tested)

Is there any way I can just press a button to switch between using the discreet graphics and just using the Intel card?

Thanks!


Solution:1

i have same problem. dell inspiron 7520 ubuntu 15.10

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)  01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Chelsea LP [Radeon HD 7730M] (rev ff)  

sudo aticonfig --initial -f

No supported adapters detected

try this

If you are using multiple AMD graphics cards or AMD dual graphics (i.e.: notebook users), use:

sudo amdconfig --adapter=all --initial

Result:

Using /etc/X11/xorg.conf  Saving back-up to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.fglrx-0  
  1. The Catalyst Control Center should now offer a choice between the integrated Intel graphics and the dedicated AMD graphics. To switch, select the graphics you want to run. Because the change is not dynamic, a reboot is required.

...and use this script

cd ~  wget -c --referer='http://support.amd.com/ru-ru/download/desktop?os=Linux+x86_64' https://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/radeon-crimson-15.12-15.302-151217a-297685e.zip  unzip radeon-crimson-15.12-15.302-151217a-297685e.zip  cd fglrx-15.302  sudo sh amd-driver-installer-15.302-x86.x86_64.run --buildandinstallpkg  sudo apt-get -fy install  sudo amdconfig --initial -f  cd ~  sudo rm -r fglrx-15.302  


Solution:2

You're currently running with the open-soured AMD driver, to switch to the Intel graphic card, a safer way is to install the proprietary AMD video driver to get this feature (search "Driver" in your dash). And you will be able to use the AMD Catalyst Control Center for it, which can be found from the dash as well: dash

Which should allow you to switch between the Intel and the AMD GPU: AMDCCC

Note that the system must be rebooted.


Note:If u also have question or solution just comment us below or mail us on toontricks1994@gmail.com
Previous
Next Post »