[ubuntu-studio-users] Problem with Asus FX505 Tuf Gaming laptop after installing 20.04

David King linuxman at avoura.com
Tue Oct 20 20:19:13 UTC 2020

It was originally using the Xorg nouveau driver but as it had problems I 
switched to the Nvidia, and I have the same problems.


On 20/10/2020 15:33, Mike Squires wrote:
> A data point:  I'm using an HP Envy 17 laptop, older Intel i7 processor, 
> and according to the "Software & Updates" panel I'm using the X.Org X 
> server with the Noveau display driver.
> Nvidia hardware is "GeForce 940M".
> No problems.
> I'm not doing anything really complex, the usual home stuff but no 
> gaming (D&D using VTT and discord, but nothing very taxing to the system).
> Installation was from the DVD, nothing other than the usual items asked 
> for during the installation.
> Mike Squires
> On 10/19/20 4:19 PM, David King wrote:
>> I bought an Asus FX505 Tuf Gaming laptop, with Intel Core i5 CPU and 
>> Nvidia GPU.
>> It came with Windows 10. I booted from USB to live Ubuntu Studio 20.04 
>> and installed it after repartitioning.
>> I can boot into Ubuntu Studio, but after a few minutes, everything 
>> except the mouse freezes. I can move the mouse around, but not click 
>> on anything, not drag anything. Key presses do nothing. I could press 
>> CTRL ALT F1 for a terminal and do things there, but since I updated 
>> the kernel to 5.8.0-23-lowlatency, even that no longer works after 
>> booting.
>> I would really like to get Ubuntu Studio working on this laptop, as 
>> Windows 10 sucks. I can revert it all back to just Windows 10 if 
>> necessary, but would rather use Linux.
>> Any ideas on what is wrong?
>> Some websites suggest the graphics driver. I have the Nvidia 
>> proprietary driver installed and selected, originally the Xorg-nouveau 
>> driver was in use, but I removed this as some say it is buggy.
>> David

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