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Fedora 19 - Disable ATI graphics card [closed]


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updated Jul 11 '13 asked Jul 10 '13

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Hi! I have an HP laptop with switchable graphics (ATI + Intel). It works very smoothly on Windows, but on Linux it sucks. It is constantly using the ATI, and so the computer heats up very quickly and my battery only lasts about and hour and an half. I have been searching online and I couldn't find any solution. However, since I won't be using any graphics demanding software on Fedora, I thought of disabling the ATI graphics card, and use the Intel only. Once again, after searching, I didn't find what I wanted. All they told me is to disable it on the BIOS, but since I want to use it on Windows, I don't want to have to constantly change that option whenever I want to switch OS. If anyone could give me an hand, that would be great. Thanks.

The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, right answer was accepted" by Akshay close date 2013-10-03 03:25:19.721283

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answered Jul 11 '13

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Fedora 19 - Disable ATI graphics card [closed] - A...

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5744 20 51 80 http://ankursinha.in/blog...
Please read: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HybridGraphics and https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php /Hybrid_graphics and see if they help.

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Thanks, I will give it a try! If it works I'll post here.

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answered Oct 2 '13

Prince Vegeta 1
i did as above but after system reboot, my rc.local file is removed how to disable card automatically?

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answered Jul 26 '13

iamas 1
I too faced the same problem. This worked for me. As root,
echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch

To check
cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch

The output of cat should be something like this.


0:IGD:+:Pwr:0000:00:02.0 1:DIS: :Off:0000:01:00.0

Off in the second line indicates that the graphics card is switched off. This is temporary. To make the changes permanent add "echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch" to /etc/rc.d/rc.local. If rc.local does not exist, create one and make it executable.

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