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vgaswticheroo does not "exist" on ubuntu 12.04

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http://askubuntu.com – I am running the new Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit release on my MSI CX420 laptop. It has 2 GPUs, an ATI and an Intel integrated one. So my problem is that, whenever I start my laptop for the first time, vgaswitcheroo does not seem to be loaded as the path /sys/kernel/debug/vgaswitcheroo/switch does not exist yet my ATI card seems to be powered still and heats up my laptop to a painful to the hands degree. However, when I restart the computer, vgaswitcheroo finally appears. Although the workaround may be easy, but it gets annoying really if I have to start the computer every time. Now, I'm thinking (HowTos)