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    Question How do I switch from my Intel intergrated GPU to my AMD dedicated one?

    Question in title, also I tried to use switcheroo, but it keeps saying "Access denied", and when I switched to root, there's nothing when I entered the commands. Help?

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    Re: How do I switch from my Intel intergrated GPU to my AMD dedicated one?

    Are there drivers available or installed for the AMD GPU? This can be checked in additional drivers. I am unfamiliar with switcheroo.
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    Re: How do I switch from my Intel intergrated GPU to my AMD dedicated one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    Are there drivers available or installed for the AMD GPU? This can be checked in additional drivers. I am unfamiliar with switcheroo.
    I don't think so. Additional Drivers claims there's no drivers for the GPU. Also, my AMD dedicated GPU model is AMD Radeon R7 M260, and I tried to install the driver for it, but it doesn't work.

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    Re: How do I switch from my Intel intergrated GPU to my AMD dedicated one?

    I think that graphic card should be supported by the amdgpu driver which also should be installed and used by default in 20.04 and newer versions of Ubuntu.

    Let's see what we're dealing with; please show us the outout of terminal command
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    izxi -Fzx
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    Re: How do I switch from my Intel intergrated GPU to my AMD dedicated one?

    The last available proprietary driver I find for that card was for the 14.04 release. Wait for an AMD user to address your post. AFIK there are AMD open source driver/s. Bump your post as needed every 12 hours.
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    Re: How do I switch from my Intel intergrated GPU to my AMD dedicated one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    The last available proprietary driver I find for that card was for the 14.04 release. Wait for an AMD user to address your post. AFIK there are AMD open source driver/s. Bump your post as needed every 12 hours.
    what do you mean by "bump"?

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    Re: How do I switch from my Intel intergrated GPU to my AMD dedicated one?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    I think that graphic card should be supported by the amdgpu driver which also should be installed and used by default in 20.04 and newer versions of Ubuntu.

    Let's see what we're dealing with; please show us the outout of terminal command
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    izxi -Fzx
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    Wait, I tried that and it said command not found

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    Re: How do I switch from my Intel intergrated GPU to my AMD dedicated one?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajgreeny View Post
    I think that graphic card should be supported by the amdgpu driver which also should be installed and used by default in 20.04 and newer versions of Ubuntu.

    Let's see what we're dealing with; please show us the outout of terminal command
    Code:
    izxi -Fzx
    Please use Code-Tags for terminal output as it makes that output much more easily read and understood, formatting the text as seen in terminal, not as plain text when it is copied and pasted. See my signature below for a How-to
    Also I think it's inxi -Fzx, cause when I type izxi -Fzx there's nothing, but if I type inxi -Fzx, then there's this:
    Code:
    System:
      Kernel: 5.11.0-17-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1  
      Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.21.4 Distro: Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)  
    Machine:
      Type: Portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 5448 v: A07  
      serial: <filter>  
      Mobo: Dell model: 03KM5N v: A00 serial: <filter> UEFI: Dell v: A07  
      date: 06/23/2016  
    Battery:
      ID-1: BAT1 charge: 0.6 Wh condition: 0.6/44.5 Wh (1%)  
      model: SDI DELL VVMKC5BF status: Full  
    CPU:
      Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-5005U bits: 64 type: MT MCP  
      arch: Broadwell rev: 4 L2 cache: 3 MiB  
      flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx  
      bogomips: 15963  
      Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 500/1900 MHz Core speeds (MHz):1: 798 2: 798  
      3: 798 4: 798  
    Graphics:
      Device-1: Intel HD Graphics 5500 vendor: Dell driver: i915 v: kernel  
      bus ID: 00:02.0  
      Device-2: Sunplus Innovation Integrated_Webcam_HD type: USB  
      driver: uvcvideo bus ID: 2-8:5  
      Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver:
      loaded: amdgpu,ati,modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa  
      resolution: 1366x768~60Hz  
      OpenGL:renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics 5500 (BDW GT2)  
      v: 4.6 Mesa 21.0.1 direct render: Yes  
    Audio:
      Device-1: Intel Broadwell-U Audio vendor: Dell driver: snd_hda_intel  
      v: kernel bus ID: 00:03.0  
      Device-2: Intel Wildcat Point-LP High Definition Audio vendor: Dell  
      driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0  
      Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.11.0-17-generic  
    Network:
      Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Dell  
      driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 4000 bus ID: 02:00.0  
      IF: enp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>  
      Device-2: Intel Wireless 3160 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel port: 4000  
      bus ID: 03:00.0  
      IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>  
    Bluetooth:
      Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb  
      v: 0.8 bus ID: 2-5:3  
      Report:ID: hci0 state: down address: <filter>  
    Drives:
      Local Storage:total: 223.57 GiB used: 10.61 GiB (4.7%)  
      ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WDS240G2G0A-00JH30  
      size: 223.57 GiB temp: 30 C  
    Partition:
      ID-1: / size: 218.57 GiB used: 10.61 GiB (4.9%) fs: ext4  
      dev: /dev/sda3  
      ID-2: /boot/efi size: 512 MiB used: 5.2 MiB (1.0%) fs: vfat  
      dev: /dev/sda2  
    Swap:
      ID-1: swap-1 type: file size: 2 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) file: /swapfile  
    Sensors:
      System Temperatures:cpu: 44.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: amdgpu temp: 42.0 C  
      Fan Speeds (RPM):cpu: 0  
    Info:
      Processes: 214 Uptime: 4m Memory: 3.75 GiB used: 1.49 GiB (39.8%)  
      Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers:gcc: N/A Packages: 2034  
      Shell: Bash v: 5.1.4 inxi: 3.3.01 
    

    Notice the second graphics device, it's somehow my webcam, but if I type
    Code:
    lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' 
    then it shows up this:
    Code:
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 5500 (rev 0
    9)
            Subsystem: Dell HD Graphics 5500
            Kernel driver in use: i915
            Kernel modules: i915
    --
    04:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Topaz XT 
    [Radeon R7 M260/M265 / M340/M360 / M440/M445 / 530/535 / 620/625 Mobile]
            Kernel driver in use: amdgpu
            Kernel modules: amdgpu 

    So yeah I really do wonder

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    Re: How do I switch from my Intel intergrated GPU to my AMD dedicated one?

    Apologies for my typo.

    I was using android on my phone which is too small ànd leads to typos far too easily!

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    Re: How do I switch from my Intel intergrated GPU to my AMD dedicated one?

    you should use prime (DRI_PRIME=1 )

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1068...d-gpu-on-18-04

    for example:
    DRI_PRIME=1 steam
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