I've bought an ASUS EeeBox EB1037 thinking it would make a great HTPC.
After trying to install ubuntu I've discovered it is an nvidia optimus based system.
I've tried loads of different ways to get things working but I think the main issue comes down to ubuntu not being able to access the VBios.
When trying to boot from a LiveCD I have to add "nouveau.modeset=0" to the Linux grub command. That then boots fine. If I don't do that and remove the quiet splash part it hangs at the VBios section.
To be able to boot all the time nouveau has to be blacklisted.
The hang looks like this with the Bios error:
This is also true when using bumblebee
I get the following error with bumblebee.
Any ideas how to get past this step so I can somehow try and get the nvidia graphics working?
kernel: [ 2103.239018] vgaarb: this pci device is not a vga device
kernel: [ 2103.240424] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: irq 113 for MSI/MSI-X
kernel: [ 2103.247963] NVRM: failed to copy vbios to system memory.
kernel: [ 2103.249699] NVRM: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x30:0xffffffff:714)
kernel: [ 2103.249714] NVRM: rm_init_adapter failed for device bearing minor number 0
Edit: I should add that I am using ubuntu 14.04. The things I had tried were various nvidia drivers (319, 331, 337) with and without bumblebee. prime-switch and bbswitch fail and the issues all seem to be around the vbios problem.