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#1 2013-03-26 13:43:11

LunaVorax
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Registered: 2012-03-01
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[HP EliteBook 8560p] Using the Intel Graphics instead of the AMD chip.

Hello,

Recently I bought an HP EliteBook 8560p with an Intel Core i7-2640M (Sandy Bridge / Intel HD Graphics 3000) and an AMD Radeon HD 6400M/7400M Series (Vendor ID: 1002, Device ID: 6760 / Maybe a 6470M).

So far I'm using the FOSS drivers for the AMD graphics. The drivers are ok, but I'm dealing with some troubles when I'm using 3D acceleration.
Therefore I'm looking for a way to use the HD3000 Graphics instead of the AMD chip.

Blacklisting the Radeon driver and installing xf86-video-intel doesn't solve the problem and I don't really understand how I should do it.

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#2 2013-03-29 01:07:50

archbawks
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Re: [HP EliteBook 8560p] Using the Intel Graphics instead of the AMD chip.

The AMD/ATi chip caters for better 3D performance. For all remaining usage the integrated graphics are sufficient but 3D acceleration leaves a little to be desired in games compared to the augmented AMD/ATi chip. You've got the wrong system if all you want is to use the integrated chip.

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#3 2013-03-29 06:50:49

LunaVorax
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Registered: 2012-03-01
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Re: [HP EliteBook 8560p] Using the Intel Graphics instead of the AMD chip.

Hi,

I'm not looking for advices concerning the power of the chips.
I'm looking for stability.

Here is the deal:
1/ I do not want to use proprietary drivers, therefore using catalyst is not an option.
2/ While the performances of ati-dri/xf86-video-ati are ok, there's still a large number  of softwares requiring 3D acceleration not working properly (tearing, crash, etc…)

I do not care if the Intel HD Graphics is a weak chip, I'm just hoping driver are more mature, that's the only thing I'm looking for.

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#4 2013-03-29 11:21:15

schrotti
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Registered: 2013-03-29
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Re: [HP EliteBook 8560p] Using the Intel Graphics instead of the AMD chip.

Did you try to modify your xorg.conf or 10-monitor.conf?

I'd try the following.

First get the BusID for your intel chip with:

lspci | grep VGA

The output should look similar to this (should be Intel at your side):

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV710 [Radeon HD 4350]

02:00.0 is the BusID you need for the xorg.conf or 10-monitor.conf. The BusID in the .conf file has to be this

PCI:2:0:0

(see also Example).

I'd recommend using 10-monitor.conf (/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf).

Example:

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier             "Monitor0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier             "Device0"
    Driver                 "intel" #Choose the driver used for this monitor
    BusID                 "PCI:2:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier             "Screen0"  #Collapse Monitor and Device section to Screen section
    Device                 "Device0"
    Monitor                "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth            16 #Choose the depth (16||24)
    SubSection             "Display"
        Depth               16
        Modes              "1024x768_75.00" #Choose the resolution
    EndSubSection
EndSection

For furhter information on this see the following links:

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg#Graphics
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … ion_method  ---- Acceleration methods for Intel

Last edited by schrotti (2013-03-29 11:25:44)

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