i have UBUNTU 16.04 (had 18.04 with the same problem), and the problem is, when I select intel graphics by sudo prime-select intel, my system fails to boot. It starts booting, Ubuntu loading animation appears, then it throws me back to a boot console, where underscore is blinking and then it stops blinking, which as I think is a system crash.

I can't use my tty (any of them), i downloaded the drivers for intel graphics, but it makes no difference. And also i've installed nvidia drivers (396) and bumblebee.

I have only 2 ways to load system with intel graphics:

  • nomodeset in grub loader, which makes my screen 640x480, but still manages to boot
  • acpi=off in grub loader, which turns off my touchpad, but works as well.

I am an user of ASUS FX503VD laptop with Intel Core i5-7300HQ and NVIDIA GTX 1050 (4gb).

Any help will be appreciated.

  • Try enabling intel graphics and set that to default in the bios. Jul 26, 2018 at 18:29
  • @BernardWei I have ASUS motherboard, and BIOS is really bad on these motherboards, I actually can't do this. Jul 26, 2018 at 21:49
  • Does it make a difference if you change it with the 'nvidia-settings' tool instead of doing it from the cli? Jul 26, 2018 at 22:00
  • @BernardWei Actually it makes no difference :( Still thanks for a reply. Jul 26, 2018 at 23:25

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I had the same problem with the same laptop just update your kernel to >= 4.15.0-29-generic and Nvidia drivers to Nvidia-390

  • I'm sorry I forgot to mention, I have 4.17rc6 kernel. But i will try to install 390 drivers, and will answer you as soon as possible Jul 26, 2018 at 21:48

So, I made it work on Ubuntu 18.04 lts by following this guide (https://askubuntu.com/a/923216/847770)

WARNING Ubuntu 16.04 is not competible with this guide because of libssl 1.1 is not supported, which makes iASL work bad.

Now I can switch my cards with any freezes :)

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