I am trying to get Ubuntu 13.10 running on a Lenovo Y510p with a GeForce GT755M graphics card. I have followed countless tutorials on the web, all to no avail. The methods I have tried include:
1) installing latest Nvidia drivers from their website (3.31)
2) installing latest Nvidia drivers from PPAs (3.31, 3.19-updates)
4) setting up
bumblebee with Nvidia drivers (3.31, 3.19-updates, 3.04)
and various combinations of these. The drivers don't work when I install them (they are not being used), and when I enable them with
jockey-text, Unity doesn't load at all: it displays a black screen after login (3.31) or
lightdm restarts after entering the user password (3.19-updates).
I have tried installing Linux Mint as well, and Cinnamon does not load with the Nvidia drivers (it reports a crash and enters fallback mode).
The system works without the drivers, running on the integrated Intel card, but I would prefer to get the Nvidia card set up properly. Additionally, when the system starts to boot, the screen brightness always gets set to 0 and I need to manually turn it up.
I would appreciate any help or ideas.