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    Intel HD4000 & GTX 660 Ti problem

    Hi,

    I've got a desktop PC with both Intel HD4000 integrated graphics (Intel i5 Ivy Bridge) and a discrete video card (Nvidia GTX 660 Ti).

    My problem is that the discrete video card does not work under Ubuntu, but it works fine in Windows.

    Additional Hardware Drivers in Ubuntu does not allow me to install any Nvidia drivers, and says that there aren't any available.

    According to the output of lspci | grep VGA:
    Code:
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller (rev 09)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1183 (rev a1)
    It seems that the discrete card is detected, but isn't in use.

    Has anyone had similar problems, or tips that could fix my problem?
    Last edited by frankbooth; March 7th, 2013 at 10:19 PM.
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    Re: Intel HD4000 & GTX 660 Ti problem

    I used Synaptic and installed nvidia-current. Does that not work for you?

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    Re: Intel HD4000 & GTX 660 Ti problem

    I do not know if it is only laptops, but some have posted they could turn off Video in BIOS/UEFI.

    But then you may need no modeset to boot.

    How to set NOMODESET and other kernel boot options in grub2 - both liveCD & first boot, but different
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BootOptions


    # You may need headers first - meta package for 12.10 version:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic

    Re: How To Install Nvidia Drivers [v8.1.2.12 by Bogan]. post 1126
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...43535&page=113
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Bi...erHowto/Nvidia
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2081649
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    Re: Intel HD4000 & GTX 660 Ti problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebelli0us View Post
    I used Synaptic and installed nvidia-current. Does that not work for you?
    Nope :/ did you do any additional changes in the settings?
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    Re: Intel HD4000 & GTX 660 Ti problem

    First question: do you have two separate video output on your desktop PC ? If yes, can you disable the onboard graphic card in BIOS, connect the display to the NVIDIA discrete card and try to install it with:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    Then reboot.

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    Re: Intel HD4000 & GTX 660 Ti problem

    Quote Originally Posted by typhoon_tip View Post
    First question: do you have two separate video output on your desktop PC ? If yes, can you disable the onboard graphic card in BIOS, connect the display to the NVIDIA discrete card and try to install it with:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-current
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    Then reboot.
    Not sure if I understood your question correctly, but the discrete Nvidia card does not give any output and I have to use the integrated card to get a picture.

    The discrete card did give output when booting a LiveCD, if that could be of any help?
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    Re: Intel HD4000 & GTX 660 Ti problem

    No what I meant was the physical connectors in the back of your Desktop: do you have two or only one ? If you have two, then you must be able to shut off the integrated video card from BIOS and proceed with install of the nvidia driver according to above procedure. If you have only one, then you must use Bumblebee to make things work.

    Edit: if still not clear, post a picture of the back of your desktop, with all connectors in clear view.

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    Re: Intel HD4000 & GTX 660 Ti problem

    Quote Originally Posted by typhoon_tip View Post
    No what I meant was the physical connectors in the back of your Desktop: do you have two or only one ? If you have two, then you must be able to shut off the integrated video card from BIOS and proceed with install of the nvidia driver according to above procedure. If you have only one, then you must use Bumblebee to make things work.

    Edit: if still not clear, post a picture of the back of your desktop, with all connectors in clear view.
    Sorry for the late reply, I didn't have physical access to the computer.

    Yes, indeed, the BIOS option was there. I thought I'd looked everywhere, but apparently it was well hidden (these new graphical BIOS' with Beginner-mode and Advance-mode are really confusing).

    It works as intended now, thanks buddy .
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