I am unable to change graphics card on Kali Linux 4.6.0, Debian 4.6.4-1kali1 (2016-07-21) x86_64 GNU/Linux with Gnome. Machine running is a HP Pavillion DV6.

I have tried:

  • Reinstalling AMD drivers: does nothing even after multiple reboots

  • Uncommenting grub config files: does nothing even after multiple reboots

  • Using vgaswitcheroo: executes commands yet commands does absolutely nothing, integrated graphics remain + and Pwr while discreet is dynoff (see output 1 at bottom of page)

  • Using DRI_PRIME: errors (see output 2)

  • and many many more...

I am really running out of ideas and have gone through every post I could find on SE and other forums...


1. vgaswitcheroo

# sudo cat /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch
0:DIS: :DynOff:0000:01:00.0

2. editting conf

# DRI_PRIME=1 glxinfo |grep renderer
Error: unable to open display

Related questions: q1, q2.

  • What is the output of glxinfo | grep "OpenGL renderer" ? – kemotep Apr 18 '18 at 17:46

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