I'm running a Asus N550JK notebook, which uses an Intel HD4000-something-something Integrated GPU together with a proprietary nVidia GTX850m (known as nVidia Optimus). I just installed Ubuntu-Server 15.04, because of the reasons listed afterwards. (previously running Ubuntu 14.04, both as a dualboot together with Win8.1) Now I am fighting with that stupid nouveau, which is giving me a hard time now, since it crashes my system before I can even log in...only way to get there is to boot into recovery mode and then proceed to launch the standard thingy. (but i can log in that way, so I can manipulate stuff there).
What I want to achieve with that:
- Getting a text-based Ubuntu that can switch to Xfce if needed, but not rely on X systems. (should be the exception to use X stuff)
- NOT using nouveau OR bumblebee OR proprietary nVidia drivers, because I want to use the Intel GPU for energy saving reasons(GPU was running pretty hot under standart ubuntu 14.04 with nouveau)
- Using Grub to boot directly into what I have known as runlevel 3 from earlier linux-expierence.
What makes my life hard:
- stupid nouveau driver not letting me boot correctly
- stupid nouveau driver always (on Ubuntu Standart 14.04) using nVidia GPU therefore using a huge amount of battery (that's why i switched to ubuntu-server)
- I can't find a thing about replacing nouveau with the Intel drivers, everyone wants to use the propretary nVidia ones...guess I'm special with this request...
What I've tried so far:
- blacklisting nouveau in this one blacklist-file, wherever that was...
- telling Linux to boot to runlevel 3 via GRUB
- apt-get remove nouveau*, which in turn said that no packages matching nouveau* could be found...
Needless to say, nothing of that did anything...
I'd appreciate every help I can get!