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Integrated graphics card and PCI graphics card: the problem of dual output

My summer break is over and it is time to return to the awesome world of Unix systems. Today, I am going to talk about an annoying problem which I faced with the new UEFI Bios a while back: the problem of dual output.

Why is dual output a problem? Well if you happen to have a computer, which supports simultaneous outputs (meaning: bios lets you choose to use both graphics card outputs at same time) you will more than likely encounter a notorious Xserver crashing issue, which prevents you from getting to your desktop altogether. Continue reading