I have an Intel i5 processor with a HD IGP and a Nvidia 950M, but all applications use the Intel HD. How can I switch graphics when I run a game?

  • Is there a reason why you wouldn't want all graphics (not just games) through the nvidia card?
    – wolf
    Commented Sep 29, 2016 at 4:43

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First you need to install the official nvidia drivers:

sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

Then, after rebooting, you can choose the card to use in the programm "NVIDIA X Server Settings" in the option "PRIME-Profiles"

Note that you can't use both at the same time. You either have to render everything using Nvidia, or everything using Intel.

  • thx. after reboot is ok
    – Majel007
    Commented Sep 18, 2016 at 18:22

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