Intel Graphics on a 2011 MacBook Pro in Linux

TerminalOne of the headaches of running Linux on a 2011 MacBook Pro is the bad battery life, heat generation, and the nearly incessant fan noise. As it turns out, this is largely caused by using the dedicated ATI high-power graphics card all the time, as it’s not as easy to get graphics-switching configured on Linux. On OSX, this feature comes out of the box, which is why battery life and heat-generation is so good. I finally got fed up with the heat, noise, and short battery life and took the plunge into configuring onboard Intel Graphics on my MacBook Pro.

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