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  1. [ubuntu] Re: Linux compatibility with new tech and hardware

    Thanks for all these replies. They confirm my experience and make me feel a little better about it too. I was having trouble fathoming why it was so difficult to get things going.

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  2. [ubuntu] Linux compatibility with new tech and hardware

    Hello all, I've recently had quite an eye-opener attempting to run a stable system on a new Lenovo Ideapad U410 i7 8GB Nvidia GE 610M. I'm new to installing Ubunutu but have successfully been...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lenovo Ideapad U410 total crash again

    Ok, thanks for these.
  4. [ubuntu] Re: Have I got it installed incorrectly? Screenshots

    Hey, thanks for your reply. In my BIOS:
    USB Legacy Disabled
    WLAN Enabled
    SATA Controller Mode AHCI (other...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lenovo Ideapad U410 total crash again

    Thanks for this link, I'll be doing a much better job researching before my next purchase with this recent experience in mind. I am starting to think I have a lemon on my hands. Either that or the...
  6. [ubuntu] Re: Have I got it installed incorrectly? Screenshots

    Yes, after the success from the thread you referenced, I added cairo dock, google earth, skype and then when I restarted it went to a purple screen and stayed there. I tried a dozen times following...
  7. [ubuntu] Re: Have I got it installed incorrectly? Screenshots

    Yes, I definitely installed Ubuntu 12.04, I did so from a flashdrive with an ISO I got from Ubuntu.com. When I was given the option I chose to install on the 750GB Harddisk. It was working for a...
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Have I got it installed incorrectly? Screenshots

    Which installation?
  9. [ubuntu] Have I got it installed incorrectly? Screenshots

    Sorry if you guys are getting sick of me, just doing my best to get to the bottom of this. Believe me, I'm also reading my ass off. I will send this to a friend, but thought maybe someone here can...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Lenovo Ideapad U410 total crash again

    No, I didn't create the RAID and I don't know anything about them...yet. If I get into it, not sure if it is going to be worth it. Is it possible that some computers just aren't going to be...
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    [ubuntu] Lenovo Ideapad U410 total crash again

    So after a few software downloads, Skype, Google Earth, Opera, nothing sinister at all, I restarted to refresh my system and have experienced yet another complete crash where I get a black or purple...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    Thanks for the input, I edited the post. What you say about the long term support makes sense as well.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    Heheh, thanks for the welcome meng. Forgive my post drama there, I had reached a point of exhaustion from all the walls I'd hit and was anxious to get on with work.

    As for the issue of Nvidia...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installation strange

    Thanks for your help guys, I formatted both drives and put a fresh install on. System stable now.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    I don't think I will consider this closed as I would like to first post here the proper code sequence for installing Bumblebee for a Nvidia GE 610M Optimus graphics card for Ubuntu 12.04. Am waiting...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    I have a stable desktop now, can restart and reboot with no problem, update manager loads however I haven't installed them yet and I am no longer receiving error messages. So yes, for all intensive...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    One last thing if you don't mind....

    It would be your opinion and experience that these would be the codes to run if and when I go for Bumblebee again:


    sudo add-apt-repository...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    First of all,
    Mr Shannon achievement unlocked: Legend Statu
    Heheh, at least in my books!

    I wish there were some way to show my appreciation beyond letting you know that your service has really...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    Running code: sudo mv bumblebee-stable-precise.list.save.1 ~/

    Leads to this:

    mv: cannot stat `bumblebee-stable-precise.list.save.1': No such file or directory
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    Ok, I ran your purging instructions and got good and favourable results aside from the N: ignoring .....

    You say now to reboot back into the graphical environment...does that mean go into BIOS...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    OH hey! The Red error sign has disappeared from my top menu bar, that's a good sign! Crowd cheers!

    Update manager works now too!

    Thanks man, I'm gonna be re-reading all this to see how you've...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    Dude, if you need/want to bail, I understand....I will just re-install Ubuntu tomorrow and go from there....if you are able and willing, here is where I'm at after running this code from you:

    sudo...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    Ok, edited the file....

    Ran

    sudo apt-get update

    seemed to go well, but at the end got this line:

    N: Ignoring file 'bumblebee-stable-precise.list.save.1' in directory...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    Mr Shannon, thanks again so much for sticking around and helping me out. It kinda blows me away that you would do so. Here is the CODE from the cat:

    deb...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Installing drivers for graphics cards

    First of all, thanks so much for taking the time to help me out...I'm going a bit batty here.

    I receive errors after this code:

    sudo ppa-purge ppa:bumblebee/stable

    They are as follows:
    E:...
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