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Old 02-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Fedora 18 - Switchable graphics, laptop running loud hot


Fedora 18 Switchable graphics card, laptop running loud hot


how can I configure Fedora-18 to run either graphics card at my choosing?

I'm new to Linux and I would really appreciate it if you could show me all the steps in order to fix my problem. I have very little knowledge of linux and the commands that may be needed in order to fix these problems.
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b4)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b4)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev b4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Caicos [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series]
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N + WiMAX 6150 (rev 67)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
04:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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Hi:

I realize that you have an Intel grahics card but perhaps these instructions will help eventho they are for
a Nvidia card for Fedora-

http://fedorasolved.org/video-solutions/nvidia-yum-kmod
http://www.ehow.com/how_6536245_do-d...d-fedora_.html
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...iguration.html

Reading about both of your graphics cards may help you to decide which one to choose.
If it were my system I would stick with only one card and not run either at my choosing-
But that's just me.
http://www.amd.com/us/products/Pages/graphics.aspx

This is the only graphics card I see in the output you posted.
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 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Caicos [Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series]
Maybe another member more knowledgeable will come along and tell us how to switch between 2 graphics cards.
Here's a few articles about:
Switching manually between two graphics cards
http://acer--uk.custhelp.com/app/ans...graphics-cards
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/28...graphics-cards

Dual Video card in Fedora
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=262333
Control 2 graphics card in Fedora
https://ask.fedoraproject.org/questi...graphics-cards

The only other thing that I have in mind is you could 'tweak' your Xorg.conf file to have what you want-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xorg.conf
http://www.x.org/archive/X11R6.8.0/doc/xorg.conf.5.html

That's all I can think of for now; malxxxl;
Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-16-2013, 04:03 PM   #3
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Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it. Problem solved.
 
Old 02-16-2013, 05:23 PM   #4
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Glad the problems is solved but can you share what you did?
 
  


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