How can I deactivate my dedicated NVIDIA gc via CLI?

My Laptop has 2 graphic cards, an integrated INTEL gc and a dedicated NVIDIA gc? I have no use for the NVIDIA gc, because I don't play anymore (sadly). I haven't installed any driver for the gc. Due to power save reasons I want to deactivate the dedicated one in a systemd script.


You can blacklist the modules for your nvidia-card.

echo "blacklist nouveau" | tee  >  /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-card.conf


echo "blacklist nvidia | tee -a > /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-card.conf

Or maybe you can disable the card in Bios/Uefi.

And what ist a sysd script?


You may deactivate the NVIDIA graphic board in the bios. There should be options like Discrete/Hybrid/Integrated, Discrete means NVidia, Integrated means Intel, and Hybrid means chose dynamically (use the Integrated option).

If you want to keep the possibility of using the NVIDIA graphic board, keep "Hybrid" in the bios, and install / configure Bumblebee [1].

[1] http://bumblebee-project.org/install.html

  • I have no option to deactivate my card in bios. – dudas Mar 26 '17 at 18:40

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