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There is no technical documentation from AMD on how switchable graphics work, this would come from the laptop manufacturer.
Basically the integrated video card is used for most applications or when on battery power, the add in card is only used when the application requires the greater capabilities of the video card and the systems power settings allow for the switch.
The drivers for these switchable graphics solutions are proprietary, AMD drivers are not compatible with the laptops running this configuration. If the laptop manufactuer does not offer Linux support and drivers they there would be no way to run Linux on the unit because there are no drivers.
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Ubuntu will let me edit the boot commands by hitting 'e' before GRUB selects a boot path. I've seen a similar solution where a dude put "VGA=radeon" into the commands and it worked for him. Didn't work so hot for me.
It sounds like you forced GRUB to use particular driver. How would I figure out a similar solution for Ubuntu?