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I've been running 15.10 since I received this laptop on Christmas. I had to use these parameters to get it to boot:

i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 nouveau.modeset=0 nouveau.noaccel=1 nomodeset acpi=0 acpi_osi=linux acpi_backlight=vendor noalpic intel_idle.max_cstate=1

Everything worked great. So I've upgraded to 16.04; the same combination parameters did not work. I found after searching around that a subset of them will and they work pretty well:

i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 nouveau.modeset=0 acpi_osi=! acpi=0 acpi_backlight=vendor idle=nomwait

The issue I have now is that the mouse pointer isn't visible the first time I boot to Ubuntu. I have to press the power button and select restart. Then it will show, but I have to move the pointer around during the login process because if I don't the mouse pointer will get stuck on the launcher which renders it useless.

This behavior was not exhibited on 15.10.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you

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I carried out a fresh install of 16.04 on my ASUS GL552VW.

The only GRUB parameters I entered (for installation and normal boot) were:

nouveau.modeset=0

To stop Nouveau from taking over.

Once I'd installed the nVidia drivers, I had to disable Secure Boot.

With those settings, everything works. Touchpad, Skylake support, nVidia graphics @ 1920x1080, Wifi, Bluetooth.

  • I modified my files to match this and it worked for me. Thanks! – Jon Delano Apr 28 '16 at 21:21

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