View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing 14.04 64 bit in a Dell laptop with Nvidia Optimus

June 21st, 2014, 06:39 PM
I just went through a chilling experience, thought this might be useful to others.

I was trying to upgrade the Ubuntu version on a Dell Vostro laptop with the NVidia Optimus dual graphic adapter. Everything went smoothly with the install, untill I booted the new install and it would freeze after login.

After sweating a bit, I booted into safe mode, activated netowrking, booted as SU, and installed bumblebee: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bumblebee

Now everything seems to be working fine.


I don't know if the installer couldbe modified to take this into account; this will be a major stumbling block to newbies.

June 22nd, 2014, 05:19 PM
The newer nVidia driver is also supposed to work better with Optimus, but same issue as during install even choosing proprietary drivers does not install nVidia driver.

Testing NVIDIA Optimus / DRI PRIME On Ubuntu 14.04