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Old 15th November 2011, 02:08 AM
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Switchable graphics (ATI+Intel)

Hey all, would like to say the people on this forum have been great and helpful and not complained about simple questions, now for one more.

I have an acer laptop with switchable graphic (intel 15 integrated and Ati radeon 5470)

Now with the default drivers it will boot in switchable and discrete modes (BIOS setting) but it seems when I'm in switchable it's running off the intel graphics but still runnning the radeon in the background wasting power and heating up.

Is there any way to use it as it's meant to be on linux? I've tried on some other distros but got nowhere and just used the discrete setting in my BIOS.

I'm liking fedora a lot and would like to use it mainly, but battery life is a concern and this drains it.
Thanks all
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