Fedora 16 and switchable graphics - ATI Radeon HD 6600M video (Sony VAIO SA25GB)

suvayu ali fatkasuvayu+linux at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 13:33:20 UTC 2011

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 13:25,  <fernando at lozano.eti.br> wrote:

> So, does Linux in general and F16 support switchable graphics? How do
> I use that?

Support for switchable graphics on Linux is not stable enough for
general use. If you want to know the details search the Phoronix news

That said, your other option is to go to the BIOS and turn off your ATI
graphics entirely. After that Linux should use your Intel graphics
hardware. Once ATI adds support for the latest version of X server, you
can turn the ATI hardware back on the same way. In any case, you should
be turning off one of them for better battery life since switchable
graphics is non-functional.

> []s, Fernando Lozano


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