How To Enable AMD Radeon Dynamic Power Management (DPM) In Ubuntu 13.10

The open source AMD Radeon driver got dynamic power management support with Linux Kernel 3.11. With this, the GPU and memory clocks adjust dynamically based on load, useful for saving power.This feature is not enabled by default, at least in Ubuntu 13.10 (it will probably be enabled by default in Ubuntu 14.04) so here’s how […]

More Work To Support Nvidia Optimus Lands In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

More work to properly support Nvidia Optimus landed in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. 1. nvidia-prime 0.5 has been released today with a new feature that allows users to switch between the integrated and discrete GPU (“prime-select” command line tool). Other changes include:improved hardware detection – make sure the the laptop uses Nvidia Optimus and Nvidia […]

Set Up Bumblebee With Bumblebee Configurator GUI [Nvidia Optimus]

The latest proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers, released a few days ago, include initial Optimus support for Linux, but there’s still a long way to go until Linux will get full Optimus support. Until then, Linux users have Bumblebee, which is still required for proper gaming on Nvidia Optimus-based laptops.Bumblebee Configurator GUI is a new tool [...]

Nvidia Releases Linux Graphics Drivers 319.12 Beta With Initial Optimus Support

Nvidia has released a new beta version of their Linux graphics today: 319.12, which includes quite a few changes, including initial Optimus support.Nvidia Optimus is a technology used to increase battery life by switching the dedicated GPU (Nvidia) off when it’s not needed; when the dedicated GPU is off, the integrated graphics chip (Intel) is [...]

Intel Linux Graphics Installer Fixed For Ubuntu 64bit

Quick update: the packages available in the repository used by the Intel Linux Graphics Drivers Installer seem to have been fixed for 64bit.About a month ago, Intel released a tool that allows Linux users to easily upgrade to the latest Intel graphics drivers. The tool comes with a repository used for the driver updates and [...]

Intel Releases Linux Graphics Drivers Installer

Intel has released a tool that allows Linux users to easily install the latest graphics drivers to ensure the best user experience with Intel graphics hardware.The first public Intel Linux Graphics Installer release has been made available for download a few days ago and it currently supports Ubuntu (12.04 and 12.10 for now) and Fedora [...]