These days, it is common to see two graphics cards on laptops: Intel graphics and Nvidia. This tutorial will show you how to seamlessly switch between Intel and Nvidia graphics card on Ubuntu. For gaming and 3D charting that requires a lot of graphics power, use the discrete Nvidia card. If you are not interested in gaming or 3D charting, the integrated Intel graphics card, which is embedded in the CPU, is good enough and it consumes less energy than Nvidia card does, resulting in less energy consumption and longer battery hours. The first thing you need to do is to check what graphics card your laptop has. This is a very easy task on Ubuntu.
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View Full Version : Vista and Nvidia drivers? Customers Suck! This is a fairly recent as in literally started the other day issue with my Vista HP laptop. I'll be playing a game nothing intensive, just a puzzle game , and every so often it will freeze, flicker to black, give me the Windows desktop for a split-second, then continue with the game. Upon exiting the game, I'll get that error-dialog bubble with "nvlddmkm display driver has encountered a problem and has successfully recovered".