I am trying to install some drivers on my new laptop (Dell xps 5). This is my current ubuntu version:

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This is my current driver:

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and when I changed into one of the nvidia drivers, I get this when I restart my laptop: enter image description here

And I am stuck there I cannot pressed the OK button, even if its there. So I power off my laptop and start it again and choose one of the generic modes to start Ubuntu again. Is there an application or smth which search and install your drivers for Ubuntu, like SlimDriver for Windows ? Or do you other idea how to fix this ? Thank you!


After I installed the Intel Graphics I tried to install one of the nvidia drivers and I get this when I restarted my laptop: enter image description here

But this issue was fixed: Fast-pressed key triggers auto-repeat (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

  • I did , but after Step5. Reboot your computer for the new driver to kick-in. You can check your installation status with the following command I get stuck with the third image that I attached :) Feb 20, 2018 at 11:20
  • Found this cilicia.us/wp/?p=1612 If that works I'll add it as the Answer. Feb 20, 2018 at 11:38
  • The Page above has this tool for Intel Graphics. download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/16.04/main/pool/main/i/… Feb 20, 2018 at 11:47
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    I will try it this evening. Thnx , I'll let u know tomorrow :) Feb 20, 2018 at 12:44
  • hey @EODCraftStaff see my update in the post . thnx Feb 20, 2018 at 19:02

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Maybe it will help someone. In the end I manage to install nvidia drivers:

I went to the addition drivers and select a nvidia driver then I went to:

sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

and I made sure that I have this lines:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet acpi=force" 

I had the acpi set to off. I have no idea why :) It was a random guess to put it to force and It fixed my problem that i described in the question. Maybe someone will give a proper explanation for this .

  • I still don't understand Nvidia graphics on Intel...Oh well, as long as it works I guess :) Feb 21, 2018 at 0:25

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