Turning off hybrid graphics AMD Radeon HD 8700M Debian Jessie Ativ Book 8

If like me you don’t want/need 3D graphics for gaming when using Debian Linux on your Ativ Book 8 you can turn off the AMD Radeon HD 8700M component. Reason for doing this is that if it’s left running (in Debian Jessie) it will suck your battery dry (probably an exaggeration, but it definitely reduces … Read more Turning off hybrid graphics AMD Radeon HD 8700M Debian Jessie Ativ Book 8

Fixing Intel Graphics Glitching (Docky/Plank/Tint2) in Openbox on Samsung Ativ Book 8

I had a fairly subtle glitching issue on my Samsung Ativ Book 8 running Openbox on Debian Jessie. Basically icons in Docky/Plank had a orange box outline and Tint2 icons also looked unsmooth. In order to fix I did the following: cd /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ sudo nano 20-intel.conf Then put the following in the file: Section "Device" … Read more Fixing Intel Graphics Glitching (Docky/Plank/Tint2) in Openbox on Samsung Ativ Book 8