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    64-bit Hybrid graphic card

    People I really need a similar solution to this post http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1930450
    ... for ATI Radeon 5xxx/intel hybrid graphic cards .. my discrete card is Ati Radeon 5650m (ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit arch.)



    that post was very useful to many people I know
    PLEASE

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    Re: 64-bit Hybrid graphic card

    That post should work for you if your system supports this function.
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    Re: 64-bit Hybrid graphic card

    I still not got a solution !! I'm running on unity 2-D .. this sucks

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    Re: 64-bit Hybrid graphic card

    Unfortunately, there is no solution like that for 5xxx series graphics. You will either have to use BIOS/EFI to disable one or the other; or use the open source Radeon driver and vgaswitcheroo.
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    Re: 64-bit Hybrid graphic card

    Quote Originally Posted by QIII View Post
    Unfortunately, there is no solution like that for 5xxx series graphics. You will either have to use BIOS/EFI to disable one or the other; or use the open source Radeon driver and vgaswitcheroo.
    I want a step-by-step solution .. whatever it was .. can u do that ?
    I just want Unity 3-d to work

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    Re: 64-bit Hybrid graphic card

    I'm on the road right now using my cell phone, so this will be brief.

    If available, the instructions for how to enable/disable the discrete or integrated graphics will vary depending on the model/manufacturer of your motherboard. I can't help you there.

    You need to remove the fglrx driver and use the open source Radeon driver if you want to use vgaswitcheroo.

    If you installed the fglrx driver through the repo, do the following:

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    sudo apt-get purge fglrx fglrx-amdcccle
    If you installed using the instructions from the AMD website, do:

    Code:
    sudo aticonfig --uninstall
    or

    Code:
    sudo amdconfig --uninstall
    Then, look at the community hybrid graphics wiki here.
    Last edited by QIII; October 17th, 2012 at 05:41 PM.
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    Re: 64-bit Hybrid graphic card

    thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately after doing the first code .. the second two .. didn't work ,, neither the first ones from the community hybrid graphics wiki

    Code:
    amjad@amjad-HP-PC:~$ sudo aticonfig --uninstall
    sudo: aticonfig: command not found
    amjad@amjad-HP-PC:~$ sudo amdconfig --uninstall
    sudo: amdconfig: command not found
    
    amjad@amjad-HP-PC:~$ grep -i switcheroo /boot/config-2.6.*
    grep: /boot/config-2.6.*: No such file or directory
    amjad@amjad-HP-PC:~$ ls -l /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
    ls: cannot access /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch: Permission denied
    What to do now ?
    Last edited by AmjAdAsh2Ar; October 17th, 2012 at 08:30 PM.

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    Re: 64-bit Hybrid graphic card

    The second and third commands for uninstalling would be expected to fail if the first had worked. So don't worry about that.

    It looks like the wiki is outdated and needs to be updated for the current version. Unfortunately, as I said, I am limited to my cell phone and can't give you an updated directory without looking.

    vgaswitcheroo should be included by default in your kernel if you are using Precise, I believe. If you could post your kernel version, someone may be able to help you adjust the commands.
    Last edited by QIII; October 17th, 2012 at 09:13 PM.
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