Disable integrated intel *hybrid* graphics and run *only* Nvidia
I figured out bumblebee and decided I didn't like it because I can't run VMs on the discrete GPU with it installed. I'd rather deal with the battery life and heat issues as I *need* the extra "horsepower" for what I'm trying to do.
I have the Nvidia driver installed, but I'm not using it. I get an error message when I click the GUI for it that tells me to run a command in the terminal. I ran that command before I figured out bumblebee and it caused a lot of issues. Which is why I went through the trouble of figuring out bumblebee.
I've done a lot of reading. As I understand it switcheroo will not work because I have no BIOS switch for the graphics. (If I did I'd just turn it off there.)
I've read that if I blacklist the driver for the intergrated video the system will default to the Nvidia card on boot; which is what I want.
But, when I blacklisted i915 it still loaded any way. I'm running on the intergrated GPU and can't access the Nvidia GPU.
Any idea how to force the onboard intel hybrid grahics to permanently shutdown and just have the system default to the video card?