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divinefishersmith 08-20-2015 05:13 PM

how can I setup the amd GPU as a default gpu instead of intel graphics?
 
hi my name is divine in this is my first time in this forum. I'm using arch(manjaro). Ive been searching for a way to setup amd GPU as the default gpu to be used by my laptop instead of the intel graphics. there are several article and post regarding this so I tried following some of it. theres few article saying I need catalyst control center., and its a pain to install this thing. I did install though its giving me an error.

Quote:

There was a problem initializing Catalyst Control Center Linux edition. It could be caused by the following.

No AMD graphics driver is installed, or the AMD driver is not functioning properly.
Please install the AMD driver appropriate for you AMD hardware, or configure using aticonfig.
All I want is to use my graphics card and not the intel graphcs. And also how could I know what gpu my laptop is using? whenever I run screenfetch or archey its always showing the intel graphics and not the amd. hope you can help me guys I'm a noob so forgive me. I'm still looking/searching the web for the same issue already being resolved, while waiting for your help guys :(

Code:

██████████████████  ████████    pao@lenovo
 ██████████████████  ████████    OS: Manjaro 0.8.13.1 Ascella
 ██████████████████  ████████    Kernel: x86_64 Linux 3.18.20-1-MANJARO
 ██████████████████  ████████    Uptime: 41m
 ████████            ████████    Packages: 1067
 ████████  ████████  ████████    Shell: bash 4.3.39
 ████████  ████████  ████████    Resolution: 1366x768
          ████████  ████████    DE: XFCE4
 ████████  ████████  ████████    WM: Emerald
 ████████  ████████  ████████    WM Theme: SWAN
 ████████  ████████  ████████    GTK Theme: Xfce-dusk [GTK2]
 ████████  ████████  ████████    Icon Theme: Menda-Circle
 ████████  ████████  ████████    Font: Cantarell 10
 ████████  ████████  ████████    CPU: Intel Core i3-4030U CPU @ 1.9GHz
 ████████  ████████  ████████    GPU: Mesa DRI Intel(R) Haswell Mobile
 ████████  ████████  ████████    RAM: 746MiB / 1831MiB
 ████████  ████████  ████████


Code:

System:    Host: lenovo Kernel: 3.18.20-1-MANJARO x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.2.0)
          Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28)
          Distro: ManjaroLinux 0.8.13.1 Ascella
Machine:  System: LENOVO product: 20369 v: Lenovo G40-70
          Mobo: LENOVO model: Lancer 4A2 v: 31900059WIN
          Bios: LENOVO v: 9ACN29WW date: 10/20/2014
CPU:      Dual core Intel Core i3-4030U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
          flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 7585
          clock speeds: max: 1900 MHz 1: 1900 MHz 2: 1900 MHz 3: 1899 MHz
          4: 1899 MHz
Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
          bus-ID: 00:02.0
          Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M / R5 M230]
          bus-ID: 03:00.0
          Display Server: X.Org 1.17.2 driver: intel
          Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
          GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
          GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.6.4 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:    Card-1 Intel 8 Series HD Audio Controller
          driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
          Card-2 Intel Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller
          driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:03.0
          Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.18.20-1-MANJARO
Network:  Card-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
          driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
          IF: enp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
          Card-2: Intel Wireless 3160
          driver: iwlwifi v: in-tree: bus-ID: 02:00.0
          IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (2.2% used)
          ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000LPCX size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 455G used: 6.9G (2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3
          ID-2: /boot size: 248M used: 42M (18%) fs: ext2 dev: /dev/sda2
          ID-3: swap-1 size: 3.84GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda4
Sensors:  System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0C mobo: N/A
          Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info:      Processes: 164 Uptime: 55 min Memory: 764.6/1831.4MB
          Init: systemd Gcc sys: 5.2.0
          Client: Shell (bash 4.3.391) inxi: 2.2.27


Ztcoracat 08-20-2015 06:56 PM

Hi:

Maybe this Arch WiKi will help.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Hybrid_graphics

From reading this thread it is possible to switch between graphics cards with Bumblebee but from what I understand Bumblebee is for the distribution Ubuntu. I'm not sure if Bumblebee would work with Arch Linux.
http://askubuntu.com/questions/24854...hics-in-ubuntu

When I installed the AMD driver for my ATI/AMD Radeon Graphics card it was buggy and my graphics would flash a lot on the screen and I had trouble with my screen freezing.

http://wiki.playonlinux.com/index.ph...s_Card_Drivers
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ATI

Sorry I don't know more about graphics.

Maybe another member running Arch (manjaro) will chime in.

divinefishersmith 08-20-2015 07:34 PM

thanks for the reply,. I really appreciate it. I did already see few of those links. I really need to know how to make my GPU works on linux,. for Im already losing hope on completely switching to linux. But I still love it so I hope theres a way to do this. still lookin out there by the way.

Ztcoracat 08-20-2015 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by divinefishersmith (Post 5408771)
thanks for the reply,. I really appreciate it. I did already see few of those links. I really need to know how to make my GPU works on linux,. for Im already losing hope on completely switching to linux. But I still love it so I hope theres a way to do this. still lookin out there by the way.

Your Welcome.

If there is a way I'm sure a member will chime in and tell you.

You could try disabling the card that you don't want to use in the BIOS possibly-
Blacklist it in the /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf file then log out and log back in.

http://superuser.com/questions/45072...f-the-computer

Here's an example of how to blacklist- (I've never tried it)
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=131740

Hope that helps-

colorpurple21859 08-20-2015 09:08 PM

maybe with /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo. Here is some info on it;:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...8/#post4830372 If it works you can mount the /sys/kernel/debug startup by an entry in /etc/fstab and the other commands in the /etc/rc.d/rc.local

divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colorpurple21859 (Post 5408789)
maybe with /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo. Here is some info on it;:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...8/#post4830372 If it works you can mount the /sys/kernel/debug startup by an entry in /etc/fstab and the other commands in the /etc/rc.d/rc.local

thank you for your reply. on the article says that if you want to know if your laptop does have hybrid graphics you need to type this terminal command.
Code:

lspci -vnn | grep '\''[030[02]\]'
though I do know that my laptop does have hybrid graphics I still run the command. and it gives me this.
Code:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0a16] (rev 0b) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
its only viewing the intel grahpicscard... ???
it is also stated in the article that if It only shows 1 graphics card then I cant proceed any further.
why is this happening? I mean the ATI/AMD GPU is showing in
Code:

inxi -Fxz
Code:

Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
          bus-ID: 00:02.0
          Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M / R5 M230]
          bus-ID: 03:00.0
          Display Server: X.Org 1.17.2 driver: intel
          Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
          GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile
          GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.6.4 Direct Rendering: Yes

and also in
Code:

'lspci'
Or I guess I just really need to get the Catalyst control center working. PLEASE HELP :(

colorpurple21859 08-21-2015 05:31 AM

Run the following to see if the two cards are listed.
Code:

mount -t debugfs debugfs /sys/kernel/debug
cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch

If so then run one of the commands as mentioned on the link. Will be something like this:
Code:

echo DDIS > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
restart X to switch cards or
Code:

echo DIS > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
before starting X
then:
Code:

echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
to turn pwr off the card not being used. BE warned if you have a system similar to mine where the discreet card only hooked to the hdmi port, your display will go black.

divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 12:57 PM

thanks for the reply. I tried it, and it looks like the dedicated GPU is turned off or maybe not I'm not sure?. it gives me this eh
Code:

[root@lenovo pao]# mount -t debugfs debugfs /sys/kernel/debug
mount: debugfs is already mounted or /sys/kernel/debug busy
      debugfs is already mounted on /sys/kernel/debug
[root@lenovo pao]# cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
0:DIS: :DynOff:0000:03:00.0
1:IGD:+:Pwr:0000:00:02.0


colorpurple21859 08-21-2015 01:16 PM

run
Code:

echo ON > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
This should turn on pwr to the discreet card, verify with
Code:

cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
then to use the discreet card run the echo ddis or echo dis as mentioned in previous post depending if X needs to be stopped and restarted or just started.

Another option might be to add an entry to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf to blacklist the intel module at boot up.

divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 01:42 PM

I really want to thank you for givin an effort to help.
the GPU is still off,. this is a brand new lenovo 40-70 I just hope the card is not broken :(
Code:

[pao@lenovo ~]$ su
Password:
[root@lenovo pao]# cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
0:IGD:+:Pwr:0000:00:02.0
1:DIS: :DynOff:0000:03:00.0
[root@lenovo pao]# ls /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
ls: cannot access /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf: No such file or directory
[root@lenovo pao]#


colorpurple21859 08-21-2015 02:00 PM

create a /etc/modprobe.d/intel-blacklist.conf with the following line;
Code:

blacklist intel

divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colorpurple21859 (Post 5409159)
create a /etc/modprobe.d/intel-blacklist.conf with the following line;
Code:

blacklist intel

but then if I'm goin to do that and the ati/amd GPU is turned off then I will have no display?

divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 03:45 PM

nah nothing happens. :(

camelrider 08-21-2015 04:10 PM

Have you tried making the switch in the BIOS? Just be sure you have one card turned on before exiting BIOS.

divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 04:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by camelrider (Post 5409211)
Have you tried making the switch in the BIOS? Just be sure you have one card turned on before exiting BIOS.

yah theres two options in my bios. "UMA" and "discrete"
discrete runs gpu depending on the user activities.
UMA only runs intel.

I can see that when I choose UMA. and run the code inxi -Fxz the ATI card is not visible and it shows up again when I choose "Discrete" so I believe it is working,. :( :( :(

I'm now reformatting the whole computer to xubuntu
apparently I'm havin the same issue. well, I notice one thing when I type in. lspci | grep VGA
when it says,. !!!unknown header type
Code:

...

03:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M] (rev ff) (prog-if ff)
        !!! Unknown header type 7f
        Kernel driver in use: radeon


divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 06:05 PM

ok so heres what I did now, I switch to xubuntu,. and install the fglrx drivers from the software&updates.
now to amd catalyst control center is already working and in the lspci -v its showing this

Code:

03:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M]
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 380c
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 53
        Memory at 80000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Memory at a0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
        I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
        Expansion ROM at a0440000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci

now I'm not sure if the ati is the one already in use so I type lspci | grep VGA and its still showing INTEL :( :(
Code:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)
;( please help thanks in advance!

Ztcoracat 08-21-2015 06:58 PM

It looks like your ATI/AMD Radeon card is now in use.

I'm not sure what the "Unknown header type 7f" means.

Here's a thread with that Unknow header type mentioned-
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7f-4175470086/

divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ztcoracat (Post 5409272)
It looks like your ATI/AMD Radeon card is now in use.

I'm not sure what the "Unknown header type 7f" means.

Here's a thread with that Unknow header type mentioned-
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7f-4175470086/

oh great how can I check that? cause I want to check a gpu benchmark,. unigine heaven..
how can I assure that the ATI/AMD card is the currently in use?

Ztcoracat 08-21-2015 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by divinefishersmith (Post 5409281)
oh great how can I check that? cause I want to check a gpu benchmark,. unigine heaven..
how can I assure that the ATI/AMD card is the currently in use?

Looking at the output in thread #16 the ATI/AMD card is already in use.-;)
And the kernel driver is in use for that particular card.

This command shows what graphic's card is on your mobo.
Code:

lspci | grep -i VGA

Ztcoracat 08-21-2015 07:50 PM

All of the drivers are listed in the output of lsmod if you want to check on all of the drivers on your system.

http://linux.die.net/man/8/lsmod
http://linux.about.com/library/cmd/blcmdl8_lsmod.htm

divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 07:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ztcoracat (Post 5409292)
Code:

lspci | grep -i VGA

it shows me this, why not the ATI/AMD card?
Code:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)

Ztcoracat 08-21-2015 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by divinefishersmith (Post 5409299)
it shows me this, why not the ATI/AMD card?
Code:

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)

Not sure why it's still showing the Intel card.
I'm thinking that the Intel card is set as the default and that may be why it's so difficult to switch to the AMD Graphics card.

You might have to blacklist the Intel module like colorpurple said in post #9.

You said that your BIOS give you the option of UMA or discreet--
What BIOS do you have?

What's the exact make and model of your pc? I"ll look up the specifications and see what I can find out.
Hopefully there is a PDF of your mobo and BIOS online. (generally is)

divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 08:23 PM

Lenovo g40-70
i3-4030U 1.9Ghz
AMD Radeon R5 M230 2GB
2GB RAM

Code:

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT DRAM Controller (rev 0b)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 380c
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 49
        Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
        Memory at 90000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        I/O ports at 5000 [size=64]
        Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
        Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
        Kernel driver in use: i915

00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller (rev 0b)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 51
        Memory at a0710000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [60] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP USB xHCI HC (rev 04) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 45
        Memory at a0700000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/8 Maskable- 64bit+
        Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP HECI #0 (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 48
        Memory at a0718000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [8c] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Kernel driver in use: mei_me

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP HD Audio Controller (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 50
        Memory at a0714000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [60] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
        Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev e4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
        Memory behind bridge: a0600000-a06fffff
        Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
        Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [100] #00
        Capabilities: [200] L1 PM Substates
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev e4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
        Memory behind bridge: a0500000-a05fffff
        Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
        Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [100] #00
        Capabilities: [200] L1 PM Substates
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP PCI Express Root Port 5 (rev e4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
        Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
        I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
        Memory behind bridge: a0400000-a04fffff
        Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 0000000080000000-000000008fffffff
        Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
        Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [100] #00
        Capabilities: [200] L1 PM Substates
        Kernel driver in use: pcieport

00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP USB EHCI #1 (rev 04) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
        Memory at a071c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
        Capabilities: [98] PCI Advanced Features
        Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP LPC Controller (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
        Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>
        Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 04) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 46
        I/O ports at 5088 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 5094 [size=4]
        I/O ports at 5080 [size=8]
        I/O ports at 5090 [size=4]
        I/O ports at 5060 [size=32]
        Memory at a071b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
        Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [a8] SATA HBA v1.0
        Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Lynx Point-LP SMBus Controller (rev 04)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 11
        Memory at a0719000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        I/O ports at 5040 [size=32]

01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 10)
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 380a
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 47
        I/O ports at 4000 [size=256]
        Memory at a0604000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
        Memory at a0600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
        Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable- Count=4 Masked-
        Capabilities: [d0] Vital Product Data
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
        Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 01-00-00-00-68-4c-e0-00
        Capabilities: [170] Latency Tolerance Reporting
        Capabilities: [178] L1 PM Substates
        Kernel driver in use: r8169

02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 3160 (rev 93)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Dual Band Wireless AC 3160
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 52
        Memory at a0500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
        Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [40] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number d0-7e-35-ff-ff-b1-a8-41
        Capabilities: [14c] Latency Tolerance Reporting
        Capabilities: [154] Vendor Specific Information: ID=cafe Rev=1 Len=014 <?>
        Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi

03:00.0 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Sun LE [Radeon HD 8550M]
        Subsystem: Lenovo Device 380c
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
        Memory at 80000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
        Memory at a0400000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256K]
        I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
        Expansion ROM at a0440000 [disabled] [size=128K]
        Capabilities: [48] Vendor Specific Information: Len=08 <?>
        Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
        Capabilities: [58] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
        Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
        Capabilities: [150] Advanced Error Reporting
        Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci


Ztcoracat 08-21-2015 08:34 PM

I think I found it here:

http://www.it4u.my/product-862307.html

Is that your machine?

divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 08:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ztcoracat (Post 5409314)
I think I found it here:

http://www.it4u.my/product-862307.html

Is that your machine?

yes thats it sir,

Ztcoracat 08-21-2015 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by divinefishersmith (Post 5409316)
yes thats it sir,

Good, glad I found it-

I'm trying to find the PDF for it-

Did you notice when you were in your BIOS the name at the very top of the BIOS page?

divinefishersmith 08-21-2015 09:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ztcoracat (Post 5409322)

Did you notice when you were in your BIOS the name at the very top of the BIOS page?

InsydeH20 Setup Utility

colorpurple21859 08-21-2015 09:21 PM

try this:
Code:

sudo echo DDIS > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
sudo service lightdm restart

This should restart xorg and switch to the desired card. On my Xubuntu I had to login as root as I got a permission denied with sudo. You should be able to set the root password with
Code:

sudo passwd root
then login as root.

edit: never mind your using the fglrx driver now, and I don't think it uses the switcheroo thingy

Ztcoracat 08-21-2015 09:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by divinefishersmith (Post 5409329)
InsydeH20 Setup Utility

I have Insyde BIOS on my Sony Vaio.
I'll see if I can find a setting other than what you mentioned to see if there is a way to disable the Intel card.
Maybe there is an Advanced setting-? I go in my BIOS and see.

-::-If not your only option may be to blacklist the Intel Graphics Card's driver-::-

Ztcoracat 08-21-2015 09:56 PM

Try what colorpurple21859 said to do in post #28 first.-;) (that should work)

Colorpurple21859 is good with Linux; divinefishersmith. He helped me fix a graphic's driver issue that I had trouble with Elementary OS Luna about a year ago.

On my machine in my Insyde H20 BIOS it's Advanced > to "enable" or "disable" a particular graphics card.
http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul.../BIOS.jpg.html

divinefishersmith 08-22-2015 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colorpurple21859 (Post 5409331)

edit: never mind your using the fglrx driver now, and I don't think it uses the switcheroo thingy

oh you mean I dont need the catalyst drivers anymore?
whenever I use switcheroo it always says directory doesnt exist.

divinefishersmith 08-22-2015 12:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ztcoracat (Post 5409345)

On my machine in my Insyde H20 BIOS it's Advanced > to "enable" or "disable" a particular graphics card.
http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul.../BIOS.jpg.html

I wish I have the same option on my BIOS xD

Ztcoracat 08-22-2015 04:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by divinefishersmith (Post 5409388)
I wish I have the same option on my BIOS xD

Jeeesssz, sorry to hear you don't have that option-

colorpurple21859 08-22-2015 06:03 PM

Quote:

oh you mean I dont need the catalyst drivers anymore?
whenever I use switcheroo it always says directory doesnt exist.
When your use the catalyst driver there is no /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo. The vgaswitcheroo is for the open source drivers intel/radeon only, With the catalyst the driver is called fglrx. Some prefer the catalyst driver while others prefer the open source drivers. what one prefers has mostly to do is what works best for their system and if they are a gamer or not. The distros that run the most current kernels/xorg server tend to have less issues with hybrid graphics. I have used both catatlyst and open source. I'm not a gamer and due to problems with the catalyst driver during major updates of some distros I prefer open source. Before kernel 3.16 (I think it was) I had to add the following entry
Code:

echo OFF > /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
into /etc/rc.local to turn off power to the discreet card on boot up to prevent heating problems. The newer kernels I don't have to do that anymore.


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