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LMDE Video Card Deactivation

Postby williewillus on Tue May 10, 2011 10:13 pm

I've installed Mint Debian on my HP dv7t, which has Intel Graphics and ATI Radeon graphics together.
The computer runs VERY hot, and battery life is horrible. I presume that it is because both graphics cards are on at the same time.
Is there a way to shut off either of the cards (preferably the discrete card)?
I know there is an acpi_call module available, but I do not know what to do with it as LM kernels do not have vga_switcheroo built in.
Let me know if more info is needed

Thanks in advance,
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Re: LMDE Video Card Deactivation

Postby Oscar799 on Wed May 11, 2011 8:52 am

Moved here from Graphics Cards & Monitors
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