So I just bought a brand new
Alienware M14xR2 and I love the thing to death.
I decided to install
Ubuntu 12.10 64bit on it and I was surprised how smoothly the install went, but when I went to check the additional drivers tab it couldn't find anything.
Everything seems to be working fine on my laptop right now but it doesn't have any graphics drivers and the fans seem to kick up more on my Ubuntu partition than my Windows partition.
I downloaded the install file for the official nVidia drivers but I'm holding off installing until I know that's the right answer.
Also if anyone knows a way to control the Alien FX lights on Ubuntu that would be nice but I don't care as much. Thanks so much!
- 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0) 2 GB GDDR5
- NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 650M with Optimus™ 8GB of RAM
- 256 SSD