I just bought a Dell Precision 5530 with a Xeon(R) E-2176M, Quadro P2000, 16GB, 4K Touchscreen and 256gb SSD.

It came with Ubuntu 16.04 installed, but it wasn't really stable so I installed Ubuntu 18.10. No problems with installation but here are the problems I have using it :

  • Sometimes cursor and system freeze and I'm forced to shutdown the computer using the power button
  • Fans are running in a mysterious way, sometimes they just start and run @ 2500rpm and stop 10s later over and over again, while the CPU temp is about 45-50°C.
  • When the system goes to sleep after inactivity or after closing the laptop, it's impossible to wake it up, I'm forced to hard reboot.

What I've tried :

  • Updating bios to 1.6.0
  • Installing NVIDIA 415 driver (and using NVIDIA driver instead of xorg-video-nouveau)
  • Editing my /etc/default/grub file to :

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nouveau.modeset=0" GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="acpi_osi=Linux-Dell-Video"

Do you have any idea what I could do ? Maybe I should try 18.04 but I'm not quiet sure if it's going to be any better.



I don't have the exact same specs as your model. However I've got mine finally working with the following setup.

  • Ubuntu 18.04
  • No changes to grub
  • Installed all the linux-generic-hwe packages
  • installed the nvidia-390 driver

After this everything (suspend ect.) seems to be working in Gnome Wayland and ARMA 3 gives me decent frame rates. I've only tried it today and therefore haven't really invested much time into Gnome Xorg or i3wm. However it seems to crash everytime I select one of those environments.

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