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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 ...


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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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You need to install firmware. Distribution of Broadcom firmware is not allowed by Broadcom license. So you need to get it yourself. It is a bit complex, but there is no other legal way. Download Broadcom Windows 8 driver or FROM HERE. Open this file by Archive Manager and find there bcbtums-win8x86-brcm.inf file. Search this file for ...


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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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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 ...


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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. As first 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 libtool ...


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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 ...


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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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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 == ...


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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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First you have to uninstall all NVIDIA drivers and repositories you have already installed before. When the GRUB boot menu appears - Highlight the Ubuntu menu entry and press the E key. Add the nouveau.modeset=0 parameter to the end of the linux line ... Then press F10 to boot. When the login screen appears - press Ctrl+Alt+F1. Enter your user name and ...


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First of all remove the settings you made. sudo rm /etc/modprobe.d/rtl8723be.conf If you do not have this file, nothing is wrong. Then install a good driver sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hanipouspilot/rtlwifi sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install rtlwifi-new-dkms linux-firmware Reboot and enjoy If you still have problems, you may need to add an ...


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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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For Ubuntu 16.04 users: Do not use the dkms or backports, you just need to install firmware and set the parameter using echo "options ath10k_core skip_otp=Y" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/ath10k_core.conf git clone https://github.com/atondwal/ath10k-firmware.git sudo cp -r ath10k-firmware/ath10k/ /lib/firmware/ cd /lib/firmware/ath10k/QCA6164 sudo cp -r hw2.1/ ...


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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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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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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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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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To solve your problem install the very latest current stable NVIDIA drivers 352 ! But first uninstall every NVIDIA related software you have had installed before. Remove the bumblebee packages as well - it will be replaced with nvidia-prime. Open a terminal and execute: sudo apt-get purge nvidia* bumblebee sudo reboot Then install the new NVIDIA ...


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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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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 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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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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You easily can check it this way ... Open a terminal and execute : lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' The output will be something like this : Another way to check it is ... Open a terminal and execute : lshw -numeric -C display The output will be something like this :


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Boot from the Ubuntu installation USB media you already have created. Select (highlight) Try Ubuntu without installing and press the E key. Add the nouveau.modeset=0 parameter to the end of the linux line. Then press the F10 key for booting into the Ubuntu Live desktop. Now you can explore Ubuntu - when you decide to install Ubuntu, do the same when ...


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First of all: while reading your question, I was going to advise you to completely shut down your machine, remove the battery if it has one and finally the power chord. Then wait for 1 second and then turn on and do a complete cold boot, but apparently, you've found that a normal cold boot solves your problem. ;-) Why is this happening? What you're ...


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The xorg-edgers PPA does not contain newer NVIDIA drivers anymore. Additional drivers now are located in the Proprietary GPU Drivers PPA. But you only need to add this PPA in case the drivers from the Ubuntu repositories do not work. First remove NVIDIA software you already have installed and also remove the xorg-edgers PPA. The most proper way to ...



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