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Boot with nomodeset boot parameter as it is described in this answer. You will be able to install Ubuntu. After you do it, the system will probably won't boot again. You will have to get to grub menu by pressing Shift or ESC button and enter nomodeset again. Then install 4.3 kernel. It can be done this way. Run in terminal: mkdir ~/linux-4.3 cd ~/linux-...


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Ubuntu 16.04 users should just need to wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.158_all.deb sudo dpkg -i linux-firmware_1.158_all.deb Reboot You do not need Windows drivers and ndiswrapper This has been recently fixed upstream, follow the instructions to install the backported modules and needed firmware sudo apt-...


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Since most of these answers are outdated... here is the modern way to install the nvidia drivers for Ubuntu (for 14.04 and newer): add the graphics-drivers ppa $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa $ sudo apt-get update install the reccomended driver $ sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall restart your system $ sudo reboot To select a ...


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First of all you should identify your NVIDIA graphics hardware - so open a terminal and execute: lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' The following options should not all be taken. Stop when you reach what you want to achieve. The higher the number the more complex (and less stable) the solution. Option 1 - Check for NVIDIA drivers available in the official ...


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I still think a newcomer to this shouldn't go to compile drivers themselves, so understand that this is a process where lots can go wrong and you do this at your own risk. To begin with, you want to install the proper tools for that. To do so, open a terminal (ctrl+alt+t): sudo apt-get install build-essential autogen automake make xutils-dev autoconf ...


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As per this Ubuntu Community Help Wiki Page, Ubuntu 14.04+ is different: Ubuntu 14.04 and up The jockey-text command was removed with the release of Ubuntu 14.04. You can now use ubuntu-drivers to get the list of packages for each driver, and then install the packages using apt-get. For example: sudo ubuntu-drivers devices == /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:...


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First of all, the installation of firmware-b43-installer is inconsequential. It will do no harm and needn't be undone. Second, the correct driver, iwl4965 is blacklisted, preventing it from loading on boot. Please open a terminal and do: sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf Use nano, kate or leafpad if you don't have the text editor gedit. Remove ...


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For Ubuntu 16.04 users: Do not use the dkms or backports, you just need to install firmware and set the parameter using wget http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/pool/main/l/linux-firmware/linux-firmware_1.158_all.deb sudo dpkg -i linux-firmware_1.158_all.deb Reboot For Ubuntu 14.04 and 15.10 you need backports and firmware wget https://www.kernel.org/pub/...


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You did all wrong (almost). Run sudo apt-get purge nvidia* sudo apt-get purge bumblebee* primus sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-352 nvidia-prime sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:bumblebee/stable and hope that you did not spoil everything completely with previous attempts.


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You can try this option. Run in terminal sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi-opt.conf <<< "options iwlwifi 11n_disable=1" and reboot. If this does not help, some other options can be used. It looks like this adapter does not work well in 802.11n mode. So disabling it improves connection. There are some other options, that may be tuned. ...


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I am posting this from my Skylake MSI Z170A GAMING M5 build using my Killer E2400 on Ubuntu Gnome! Below are the (more or less) simple steps I used to get it working. First we'll follow some instructions from Ubuntu sudo apt-get build-dep linux-image-$(uname -r) sudo apt-get install git git clone git://kernel.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-vivid.git That git ...


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Connect to internet by wire, then run in terminal sudo apt-get install git build-essential git clone https://github.com/Myria-de/mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3002_dpo_20130916.git cd mt7610u_wifi_sta_v3002_dpo_20130916 make sudo make install sudo cp RT2870STA.dat /etc/Wireless/RT2870STA/RT2870STA.dat Reboot. The dongle should work. The only problem is that you ...


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I found a way to do this: First, open a terminal, and print out all input devices to find the id you need for the input device you want to disable. In terminal, type: xinput --list Next: Notice where it says id=X in one long column for every input device. You want to find the device id that corresponds to the input device you want to disable (Maybe ...


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I've had a number of issues with my Acer Aspire V17 Nitro Black Edition and Ubuntu 15.10, but I managed to solve the Wi-Fi. I had to do a combination of things the answers from above, namely: Copy the QCA6174 directory from https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware into /lib/firmware/ath10k/. I already had an older version of QCA6174 in that directory, so ...


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I guess you have read the Wily release notes saying AMD's fglrx driver does not work with the current kernel (1493888). It is warmly recommended to uninstall the fglrx driver before upgrading to Ubuntu 15.10. The open source "radeon" driver can be used as a temporary replacement until a fix is available. Why else would you have removed fglrx before ...


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As you have quite new GPU hardware you should use new NVIDIA drivers and software as well. Replace bumblebee with nvidia-prime to switch between integrated and dedicated graphics. Reinstall the NVIDIA drivers, but first uninstall all NVIDIA software and remove the bumblebee. Open a terminal and execute: sudo apt-get purge nvidia* '^bumblebee.*' ...


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The difference between the normal and -updates versions is that the normal version is the stable version of the driver, while the -updates version receives experimental driver versions. The -updates driver is generally better for very new cards, but it does have the risk of not working at all, breaking the graphics completely until the driver is uninstalled. ...


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Where/When do you get the blank screen? Is it when the grub menu should appear upon boot, or when the Ubuntu Unity login screen should appear? If it's the latter, try the following: Add nomodeset on your Ubuntu grub entry. Highlight the entry you use to boot, press e, then add replace ...ro quiet splash ... with ...ro nomodeset quiet splash ... ...


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I had this same problem but figured it out. The best way to see if this was your issue is to run this script: wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info chmod +x wireless-info ./wireless-info You'll find the output in the /root directory. Toward the bottom of the output, you may see some dmesg errors that say ...


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Finally applying the Why is "GPU Process" causing such a high CPU usage with Google Chrome? recommandations is the better answer that I thought at first sight. With the latest version of google chrome (v 45.0.2524.99) along with a change of the AMD driver Trying to configure a HD 7470/8470 - Strange video refresh Title changed and instability of video ...


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I had similar problem with my new laptop Asus Aspire V3-371-51 after installing the new Ubuntu (15.10) which has 4.2 kernel (so no backport is needed). $ uname -r 4.2.0-16-generic lspci showed the following data: $ lspci 02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter (rev 20) $ lspci -n 02:00.0 0280: 168c:003e (rev ...


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Although everything seemed to work, trying the following shows the bbswitch cannot turn off the nvidia card properly: cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch primusrun glxinfo|grep OpenGL sleep 1 cat /proc/acpi/bbswitch Then I reinstalled bumblebee-nvidia, it worked UNTIL I restart the system. After digging some more about the problem, I noticed that update-alternatives ...


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Managed to get bumblebee to work in Wily after way too much unnecessary headaches, without that nvidia-prime horribleness. As others suspected, it's because of gpu-manager. Whatever that is, it is barfing all over the update-alternative configuration. Masking that service and reinstalling bumblebee[-nvidia] fixes all problems, now the card turns on and off ...


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There was a problem, but it has now been resolved. The repository key has been corrected and the drivers can now be installed successfully. Historic answer Prior to approximately 2016-02-23 13:00 UTC there was a problem. Intel were aware of it, investigated it, and corrected it. The basics of the problem were that the key of the repository referred to ...


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I found a workaround on the BinaryDriverHowto page, under the Installation without X header. You can run sudo ubuntu-drivers devices to see the detected drivers, and use apt to install them yourself. Here's the example as listed on that page: sudo ubuntu-drivers devices == /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 == vendor : NVIDIA ...


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QEMU QEMU is a generic and open source machine emulator and virtualizer. When used as a machine emulator, QEMU can run OSes and programs made for one machine (e.g. an ARM board) on a different machine (e.g. your own PC). By using dynamic translation, it achieves very good performance. When used as a virtualizer, QEMU achieves near native ...


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Short of applying the appropriate patch and recompiling the affected kernel module, you may be able to register new PCI device IDs (documentation) with existing device drivers: Writing a device ID to this file will attempt to dynamically add a new device ID to a PCI device driver. This may allow the driver to support more hardware than was included ...


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As you have quite new GPU hardware it might possibly be some kind of driver issue. While intel chips are very well supported, there is actually nothing to do right now. We may come to this later, but to sort things out - let us start with laptop 2 first. Install the latest stable NVIDIA driver and Optimus support : sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...


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executing $ pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover solved it for me. if pulseaudio does not load the module-bluetooth-discover on boot (startup), check out this thread.


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It appears that you need but are missing the required firmware. With a working internet connection by ethernet, tethered or whatever means possible, open a terminal and do: wget https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware/archive/master.zip unzip master.zip sudo cp -r ath10k-firmware-master/QCA9377 /lib/firmware/ath10k/ sudo mv /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA9377/hw1....



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