Hi installed Kubuntu 17.04 64bit on a Linux Blade 14 2017 FullHD, I believe that this guide will work also on the 2016 model. I got some annoying problems like : screen tearing with nvidia drivers error message bose qc35 headsed not working etc I report here how to fix these, I assumed that you already installed Linux from USB drive. 1) After installation from usb drive update the distribution: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade this command probably update the kernel: so please reboot 2) This is totally optional: update the Intel drivers. You can skip this if you plan to use mainly the nvidia driver. wget -nd https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/...ol/intel-graphics-update-tool_2.0.5_amd64.deb wget https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-GROUP-KEY-ilg sudo apt-key add RPM-GPG-GROUP-KEY-ilg sudo dpkg -i intel-graphics-update-tool_2.0.5_amd64.deb sudo apt-get -f install intel-linux-graphics-update-tool 3) Install nvidia drivers: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa && sudo apt update At this point you can use the 'Driver Manager' app and install the latest driver: 384.59 at the time of writing or install the drivers from the terminal as follow: sudo apt-get -y install nvidia-384 nvidia-prime nvidia-settings libcuda1-384 reboot 4) Now the nvidia driver are loaded but you will probably notice screen tearing when windows are moved, very annoying. Check the PRIME Synchronization for all the displays with the command: xrandr --verbose | grep PRIME PRIME Synchronization: 0 PRIME Synchronization: 1 PRIME Synchronization: 1 PRIME Synchronization: 1 THIS IS THE PROBLEM: in this case you will notice that the PRIME Synchronization is not enabled on the primary display (the zero), to fix it: sudo sed -i 's%options nvidia_384_drm modeset=.*%options nvidia_384_drm modeset=1%' /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf sudo update-initramfs -u and reboot note: this command simply change the line: options nvidia_384_drm modeset=0 in options nvidia_384_drm modeset=1 in the file: file: /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf, After reboot check the PRIME Synchronization again: xrandr --verbose | grep PRIME PRIME Synchronization: 1 PRIME Synchronization: 1 PRIME Synchronization: 1 PRIME Synchronization: 1 it must be 1 instead of zero. Also verify that X11 config file is correct: cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf Section "ServerLayout" Identifier "layout" Screen 0 "nvidia" Inactive "intel" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "intel" Driver "modesetting" BusID "PCI:0@0:2:0" Option "AccelMethod" "None" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "intel" Device "intel" EndSection Section "Device" Identifier "nvidia" Driver "nvidia" BusID "PCI:1@0:0:0" Option "ConstrainCursor" "off" EndSection Section "Screen" Identifier "nvidia" Device "nvidia" Option "AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration" "on" Option "IgnoreDisplayDevices" "CRT" EndSection 5) I noticed some errors in the kernel message log (use the dmesg command): [ 593.690829] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: AER: Corrected error received: id=00e0 [ 593.690842] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected, type=Data Link Layer, id=00e0(Transmitter ID) [ 593.690849] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0: device [8086:a115] error status/mask=00001000/00002000 [ 593.690852] pcieport 0000:00:1c.0:  Replay Timer Timeout to fix it: sudo sed -i 's%GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=.*%GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash pcie_aspm=off"%' /etc/default/grub sudo update-grub2 note: this command just add 'pcie_aspm=off' to the kernel parameters. reboot again to see them disappear. 6) I suggest to configure the compositor as reported int he attached picture 7) If you have a BOSE Bluetooth headphone you may need this fix (I have BOSE QC35 and BOSE Soundlink II) sudo sed -i 's%#ControllerMode.*%ControllerMode = bredr%' /etc/bluetooth/main.conf sudo service bluetooth restart also select the audio profile: A2DP Sink in your audio configuration (in KDE is in Audio Volume -> Configuration). 7) This configuration does not use bumblebee so the nvidia is always active. If you plan to use the notebook on battery I suggest to switch to intel driver instead : NVIDIA Settings -> PRIME Profiles -> Intel see the attached picture Note: alternatively you can use bumblebee but I could not make it work, maybe someone did it?