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Thread: 11.04 / Catalyst 11.4 / Radeon HD6600m / Sony Vaio VPCSB

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    Re: 11.04 / Catalyst 11.4 / Radeon HD6600m / Sony Vaio VPCSB

    I am on 2.6.39.4 and is working quite well. Sometimes windows loose the decoration and I have to log-out in order to have window bars.

    If someone is try solution from this topic you don't have to blacklist Radeon card because by blacklisting you won't be able to switch it off hence the battery will be drain very quickly. The only thing you have to do is
    $sudo nano /etc/rc.local
    and add
    Code:
    chown -R $USER:$USER /sys/kernel/debug
    echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
    Last edited by opodaniel; August 17th, 2011 at 09:01 AM.
    Sony Vaio SA i7 SandyBridge Radeon 6630m&Intel HD 3000 graphics
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    Re: 11.04 / Catalyst 11.4 / Radeon HD6600m / Sony Vaio VPCSB

    Guys any news on this? Yes the

    echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch

    command may fix the problem temporarily, but we would like the whole thing to work as easy as it works in Windows. So, in my Sony VAIO VPCSB laptop, there is a button which switches between the integrated intel and the ATI radeon card. What can I do to have it working as in Windows? I remember that back in June, the fglrx was not working properly with this ATI card. What is the status now?

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    Re: 11.04 / Catalyst 11.4 / Radeon HD6600m / Sony Vaio VPCSB

    What you say is not entirely true. This Windows function of switching from one card to the other is only available using Sony's drivers. People have reported loosing this function after upgrading to latest ATI drivers.
    Sony Vaio SA i7 SandyBridge Radeon 6630m&Intel HD 3000 graphics
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    Re: 11.04 / Catalyst 11.4 / Radeon HD6600m / Sony Vaio VPCSB

    Any news on this setup?

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    Re: 11.04 / Catalyst 11.4 / Radeon HD6600m / Sony Vaio VPCSB

    Quote Originally Posted by NCLI View Post
    Any news on this setup?
    ATI proprietary drivers are still not working properly for many users, however they are putting some efforts in trying to support the switchable graphics for Linux.

    Personally, I am still using vgaswitcheroo to keep the ATI card switched off and still I've never had the need to have a more powerful GPU than the Intel.

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