Status update at my Intel igp (i915 / i7-2630QM) problem:
Had some time today to look at the problem.
First I did an update but that didn't help, so I looked for if it detected my gpus:
lspci | grep -i vga
The intel and nvidia were shown so that was alright.
Then I went looking for installed packages and noticed that it had all sorts of things installed.
Nvidia-current and the whole shabam which is kind of strange because normally you'll need to enable that through the jockey helper program (from my previous experiences that was the case at least).
So after checking for proprietary drivers that were in use (none) I decided to look around at the internet a bit.
mentions some unity 3d check:
Which gave me an error about Xlib: extension GLX missing on display
A search brought up this page
where the following commands are given:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
So I ran those and after a reboot I now have Unity 3D working which can be configured through compiz.
The Gnome configuration panel still says the graphical driver is unknown though.
Thanks Ubuntu for automatically installing the nvidia proprietary driver while it can't be used by default because of the dual GPU's (Nvidia Optimus).
So to me it looks like Ubuntu's user-friendliness isn't user-friendly at all!