Dear Ubuntu friends,
I am a happy owner of a Dell XPS 15 9530 with Ubuntu 13.10 installed on it. Well... happy until yesterday.
Although with some difficulties to install ubuntu on it (Intel smart technology, High DPI not supported...), I solved all the issues and managed to enjoy a lot the world of Ubuntu (with a 1920*1080 resolution).
However 2 days ago I naively accepted an "Ubuntu base" update. Since then I had to postpone my work for struggling on nvidia drivers issues and wrong resolution. Here are all the new problems I encounter:
- Stuck in High Resolution (3200*1800): in the system preferences, display tab, only this resolution available (built-in display only available). It's particularly bothering because everything is extremely small in size.
- Brightness control buttons not working. I also been looking a lot on google to solve this.
- If trying to watch a video, these ones lag a lot (only 4-5 images per seconds). I can also notice this when I switch of workspace or if I write fast...
The followings might help you to understand my problem:
- No ubuntu loading logo when starting up.
- Launching nvidia-settings seems to work, but my terminal will also display this error message: first line "(nvidia-settings:7024): WARNING : PRIME: Failed to execute child process "/usr/bin/prime-supported" (No such file or directory)" second line "Message: PRIME: is it supported? no"
While trying to re-install (again and again) the nvidia drivers, I succeed to obtain all the possible errors :) but never to make it work :(
Lastly I have been following this tutorial: http://wiki.belmankraul.com/linux/mint16_bumblebee This is the last configuration I have (nividia drivers 331.38). Not sure if everything worked so I would like to add that: I am not using mint, only ubuntu, but nothing on the tutorial seems to apply only for mint...
I have seen some solutions on similar problems would be to use nvidia-xconfig. I would prefer not because it will create a xorg.conf, which can affect my bumblebee configuration.
It is with a great pleasure I would provide you any command results or file' contents.
PS1: I might be verbose... Tell me what is unrelated to my problem and I will edit my question.
PS2: I have seen that version alpha 2 of 14.04 has been released few days ago. Might help? However this is my work station so I would prefer the most stable solution...