HP G6 2008TX with ATI and INTEL graphics HEATING like hell

September 22, 2014 at 04:37:10
Specs: Windows 8 Pro, i3 2350M 2.3GHz / 4GB 1333mhz
I bought my this laptop HP G6 2008 TX 2 years back and thought i'll use linux on it but when i booted linux for the first time laptops linux started fine everything was running smooth but the fans started blowing hot air and i think thats because my dedicated graphic card which is "ATI 7670M 2gb ddr3" is running all the time along with the integrated card cpu usage was normal. and here i go its almost 2 and half year still i try all the linuxes all the time like latest linux mint, elementary os, ubuntu i tried almost all main distros and i tried some commands also i dont remeber the command but once i used that and my notebook was then forced to run on integrated graphic card but whole screen went black and that was never been resolved . i dont know if that is linuxes kenrel problem or linux is not that good in controlling the switching between dedicated and integrated graphic card. NOW what i need is a working way to PMANENTLY SWITCH OF MY DEDICATED GPU when i run a linux and only integrated gpu will be working cause i really dont need a dedicated card on linux cause i only develope web sites and watch some movies etc which can be easily handle by intels integrated gpu. i play games on windows only.. THANKYOU in advance and srry if my english is not so good for explaining.

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September 23, 2014 at 06:41:52
Try Zorin OS 9. It's based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS but has a more windows-like interface.

http://distrowatch.com/table.php?di...

http://zorin-os.com/free.html

I run Zorin on a laptop & have no heat issues, but I don't have dual graphics. I believe your problem is a driver related issue. Have a look at this: How to setup AMD/Intel Hybrid graphics cards in Linux (Ubuntu)

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January 31, 2015 at 21:01:52
This answer is for all the guys looking for a solution without messing with any file or something like this in LINUX just install LINUX MINT 17 Cinnamon i tried this and it worked after that long time when my Laptop needs retirement but still i can use this as a companion to my 23' full hd screen for normal day to day tasks and web development.
Here is the link for this version of linux mint.
http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2714

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