Ubuntu – How to switch between hybrid Graphics Intel/nVidia?


I have a Samsung NP-QX411. It has two graphics cards, Intel and nVidia. The Intel drivers were quickly found and is fully functional. But nVidia, I have tried installing several drivers in different ways. But I can not run it without success. I do not understand how Ubuntu has by default the switch Hybrid Graphics option. What should I do?

Best Answer

Try ironhide (forked from bumblebee) for simultaneously using the intel and nvidia cards:

For ironhide (Ubuntu Natty/Oneiric instructions):

sudo apt-get remove bumblebee


sudo apt-get install dialog


sudo apt-get install cdialog


sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mj-casalogic/ironhide
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ironhide

For a WebGL benchmark, install google-chrome or use a

WebGL-enabled browser and can try it with/without optirun and

report the FPS values on the mailing list:

optirun google-chrome http://webglsamples.googlecode.com/hg/aquarium/aquarium.html
# close window
google-chrome http://webglsamples.googlecode.com/hg/aquarium/aquarium.html
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