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Trouble with Ubuntu 18.04 with Razer Blade 14" 2017 (GTX 1060)

Discussion in 'The Linux Corner' started by toonyha, Oct 20, 2018.

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  1. toonyha

    toonyha New Member

    I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 and there are so many problems with it (suspending issue, sound issue, graphic card issue, dual monitor issue, pcie error).
    I resolved suspending and sound issue, but I can never fix graphics card, dual monitor issue, and pcie error.

    For graphics card issue,
    1. I tried simply choosing and downloading nvidia-390 driver in additional software - did not work
    2. tried remove nvidia and reinstall by linux command below - did not work
    sudo apt --purge remove nvidia*
    sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall​
    3. and I tried several other suggestions like blacklist-ing nouveau and install and other solutions. But none of them are working.
    *** prime-select query returns nvidia. But in settings-detail, intel one is being chosen.

    For dual monitor issue, when I connect the second display to the laptop, it simply either 1. get crashed (display gets broken) or 2. does not do anything.

    For pcie error, I tried adding the line in /etc/default/grub
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash pci=nomsi"​
    But did not fix the problem.

    Can someone please tell me how to fix these problems?

    Thank you.
  2. For graphics, I recommend nvidia-xrun: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/nvidia-xrun

    For external monitor, I didn't have success using the HDMI port. The HDMI is wired through the GPU so if you're not using the GPU you won't get any output. However, when I did turn on the GPU I could still only get 1024x768 out of the HDMI port for some reason. I spent about 2-3 hours trying to get more but no luck. I'm guessing it's possible and I'm just not smart enough.

    However, what you can do is use some kind of usb-c -> HDMI adapter, then plug that into your external monitor. It works fine on my 4k tv with that method.
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  3. toonyha

    toonyha New Member

    I finally got it working! But not with Ubuntu. There is Pop OS which is one of linux distribution and it works fine with almost everything so far.
    There are still few major issues (for example, suspend issue when lid closed), and minor issues.
    But I think it is far better than Ubuntu.
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