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Disable integrated graphic Y510P

2013-07-27, 1:19 AM

I purchased a Y510p to use as a new Linux box. Much to my dismay, after nuking Windows and installing Ubuntu, I discovered that the integrated graphics in the CPU have taken over and GT750 is lying dormant. No amount of tinkering or Googling has solved my problem. Anyone have any idea of how to disable the integrated graphics and enable the NVIDIA card?

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Re: Disable integrated graphic Y510P

2013-07-27, 1:43 AM

I have the same problem! If you resolve the problem, please, send it here too :)

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Re: Disable integrated graphic Y510P

2013-07-27, 5:31 AM

I wish you could, but as far as I know, you can't. I suggest you install the NVIDIA proprietary driver. Even with the NVIDIA driver It seems at times that the CPU still takes over, but at least you get GLX loaded up

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Re: Disable integrated graphic Y510P

2013-07-27, 11:10 AM

Sadly, in my experience, the NVIDIA drivers are never activated when I install them. What I've ended up with is a low resolution and the loss of the Unity panel. It's a truly befuddling issue.  

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Re: Disable integrated graphic Y510P

2013-07-27, 15:29 PM

In the past, I had no problem getting the NVIDIA drivers to work on other computers. The current issue we are experiencing is with Optimus cards such as the 750m. Personally, I had a lot of trouble getting the NVIDIA up and running myself using the proprietary driver for the 750m, and even now I use a lot of hacks to boot, avoid crashes, etc (I posted how I got around all of them in a different thread). But I still prefer the NVIDIA driver over fallback mode because I get GLX and OpenGL support.

 

One thing I'm sure you've come across yourself is to use Bumblebee. A lot of people seem to have success with it. I didn't try it myself because I wanted to take advantage of the native support NVIDIA "provides". Hopefully within the next year or so, NVIDIA will resolve a lot of instabilities and bugs for the Optimus drivers for Linux based OSes.

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Re: Disable integrated graphic Y510P

2013-07-28, 0:09 AM

I gave Bumblebee a try but it didn't turn out well. I ended up having to re-install Ubuntu.

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Re: Disable integrated graphic Y510P

2013-07-29, 19:25 PM

When I tried, I lost Unity too.

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Re: Disable integrated graphic Y510P

2013-07-30, 4:09 AM

Finally got Bumblebee to work using this setup; http://orkultus.wordpress.com/2013/04/20/how-to-nvidia-319-12-drivers-in-ubuntu-based-systems-with-bumblebee/ It's not ideal but it's better than nothing.

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