So I've been trying to get various distros Ubuntu running on my PC for a few months now, on and off. I recently had success with 14.04 on my Laptop so I decided to give it a go on my PC, especially because my PC is running fairly new hardware.
As it says in the title it doesn't quite work, it's a little laggy and there are a few graphical glitches. I tried to install nvidia-current and it seems as though the module causes everything to break. When I say everything, I mean I just get a blank screen with a blinking cursor. I can't even switch to a TTY, it doesn't seem to get that far. I can't even uninstall the module, I have to reinstall everything.
Here's the output of
lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK106 [GeForce GTX 660] (rev a1)
So as you can see, it seems to think I have two graphics controllers? Here are my machine specs:
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87-HD3 Processor: Intel Core i5-4430 (Haswell) Video: GeForce GTX 660 Windforce
Is this a switchable graphics type deal? I tried installing the Intel graphics bundle but it's not supported on 14.04 yet so I tried installing individually and it didn't seem to have any effect. It shouldn't anyway because my video output is going though my nVidia card. I've had a look at the UEFI settings screen but I can't see anything of relevance.