New to Ubuntu 12.10
zongosaiba at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 12:57:34 UTC 2012
Greetings to the community,
I am new and back to Linux. I used Ubuntu version 10 but had to ditch it
because of too many compatibility issues. I am back on Linux with Ubuntu
Please be nice as it has been a while :)
I have an Asus N56VM and everything is pretty much working out the box.
I am using this PC to do my work so doing some drastic changes and
risking to loose all is not really something I am up for. I also tend to
make a lot of mistakes due to the fact that I am not really technically
savvy on that platform.
As you guys know already, this laptop is using two graphic cards:
Optimus technology I think its called.
What I would like to be able to do here is use my main graphic card
which is the NVIDIA GT630M. After reading many post, I understand that
the Optimus technology is not really supported by Linux kernel; is there
a way to make it simple and tell my system to just run with the NVIDIA
and not the Intel HD 4000 ? Until we get full support on Linux:)
What I did up to now (based on many posts out there)
# sudo apt-get install linux-headers
# sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
# sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings
Then blacklisted the nouveau drivers. The NVIDIA was using the nouveau
Rebooted -> Got a black screen completely. Tried to get a tty with
alt+ctrl+f1 but still black screen
# Ran nvidia-xconfig and got mixed results. Sometimes i got resolution
that i could not use: Went and modified the resolution ´1910*1080´ in my
xorg.conf rebooted and got a back screen. Could not get a tty again. I
had to reinstall the system.
I tried to use bumblebee hack but still got a blackscreen and again
could not get a tty
I decided to use the NVIDIA drivers from their website. Downloaded the
drivers. Killed lightDM and started installing the drivers in console
mode. NVIDIA drivers installed successfully. modified the xorg.conf
file. I rebooted to a blackscreen without the possibility of getting to
a tty. I had to reinstall again.
Now the system is pretty much stable. I have not installed any drivers
at all. I only blacklisted the nouveau drivers as the system runs much
better without those drivers. When nouveau drivers installed, unit is
very sluggish and wifi is not working at full bandwidth.
I seems to me that I am using the intel HD 4000 --> When I check
´Details´ in ´System Settings' I see that my system is only running on
the lowest of the two graphic cards which is the intel HD 4000.
I dont care too much about power saving. its a laptop that is mainly
used as a ´not so much´ mobile platform. Always connected most of the
I care about using the NVIDIA Graphic Card mainly for HD videos and some
Thank you guys for all
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