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Cannot install NVIDIA drivers for the life of …

Cannot install NVIDIA drivers for the life of me:

I have an ASUS Zenbook Pro 3 which has an NVIDIA GTX 1050 dedicated GPU. I have tried getting an NVIDIA driver to work on Mint, Manjaro, and Arch. I am currently running Arch (as my latest attempt) and it still doesn’t work. Once I install the driver (using ‘sudo pacman -S nvidia-390xx’) and reboot, I get a black screen after GRUB where I can only use a terminal after using CTRL-ALT-Function_Key.

It seems I’ve tried everything under the sun, followed so many tutorials and I still can’t get this to work.

So any ideas?

Thanks.

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Terminal, remove ‘user@hostname:’ (Ubuntu)

Terminal, remove ‘user@hostname:’ (Ubuntu):

I’ve seen clean looking terminals with just a ’>: ~$’ instead of ‘username@hostname: ~$’. How can I achieve this? Thanks obi wans.

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Strange driver failure in Qualcomm Atheros QCA…

Strange driver failure in Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174 wifi adapter:

I’ve had a Lenovo yoga 920 for the past 11 months. The wifi adapter is a qualcomm atheros QCA6174. When I originally got it, Ubuntu 16.04’s newest kernel ostensibly supported it, and I could see the adapter in lspci. However, I couldn’t turn view networks with it in Ubuntu. I tried moving from 16.04 to the 18.04 beta at the time, and it worked, and I’ve been using 18.04 ever since.

A repair was recently done to my laptop by lenovo that required completely replacing the motherboard (and giving it a new bios). Now, the kernel driver for the wifi card no longer works (though it isn’t a card issue- it works on Windows), in 18.04 or 18.10 (though it still shows in lspci) and I can’t even view networks. Interestingly, it works with bluetooth just fine (and always has), and it’s a dual bluetooth/wifi card.

What could’ve caused this, and how do I get my wifi working again?

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asus zenbook flip? has anyone tried?

asus zenbook flip? has anyone tried?:

I want to install Ubuntu but I’m not sure the touch screen will work out of the box with Ubuntu, does anyone know?

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How do I fix my boot? dualbooting win10/gentoo

How do I fix my boot? dualbooting win10/gentoo:

I made the stupid mistake of thinking that if I remove my gentoo disk and then installed windows on a separate disk I could plug my Gentoo disk back in and everything would be fine. I tried using my liveusb and chrooting into my install and reinstalling grub, but when I reboot it still boots straight to windows. Any suggestions on how to fix this>

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trying to get linux on a cloudready laptop

trying to get linux on a cloudready laptop:

So I recently bought an old Dell Latitude e6500 4gb RAM, intel core duo, and 500gb HD it already came with cloudready installed. Im trying to figure out how I can dual boot with linux. The issue is I can’t figure out how to get this laptop in dev mode. Esc-Refresh-Power just turns my computer off and crosh won’t recognize the shell command when I type it in. Is there anyone who has installed linux on a laptop AFTER its already converted to cloudready? Any help would be much appreciated.

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Ubuntu 18.04 customization help

Ubuntu 18.04 customization help:

Hi, I’m new to Linux and am using Ubuntu 18.04.

I want to change my cursor and theme to the ones linked below and really need a step-by-step tutorial on how to do so.

Cursor: https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1148692/

Theme: https://www.gnome-look.org/p/1239453/

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Linux equivalent of the application uninstall,…

Linux equivalent of the application uninstall, reg key removal, and reinstall?:

Just curious when I botch some package for whatever reason, is purging and reinstalling without rebooting always good enough or are there further measures required in some scenarios? Maybe logging out post uninstall and logging back in before reinstalling? Thanks for proper best practice on this.

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How to install Fedora 29 (or Linux) into a RCA…

How to install Fedora 29 (or Linux) into a RCA viking pro 10 ?:

I have this old laptop/tablet laying around and it has Windows10 intall in it.

i used “rufus 3.3p” to burn an image of Fedora into a USB

I Set it as first option in the BIOS boot option

and im trying to disable ether the USB legacy, and the UEFI. (non of these worked)

and im trying to use the “Shell command UI” to by pass the UEFI (just to see if it would work)

but nothing it’s still booting up windows. Any help, tips, or ideas ?

BTW its a 32xop

RCA viking pro 10

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create a new swap partition using fdisk

create a new swap partition using fdisk:

I was following this tutorial on creating a new 8GB swap partition on my /dev/sda.

The problem that I came across was Value out of range when I assignment the last sector to

+8000M.

The step to reproduce was:

  1. sudo fdisk /dev/sda
  2. press n (for create new partition)
  3. press Enter (Partition number (4-128, default 4): )
  4. press Enter First sector (482754594-490234718, default 482756608):
  5. Enter “+8000M” to Last sector, +/-sectors or +/-size{K,M,G,T,P} (482756608-488965175, default 488965175)

On step 5 is the part i get Value out of range.

Reason I decided to create a new swap partition was my laptop sometimes will not wake up from suspend. One of the guy from MeetUp suggest I give swap partition a try.

I feel like there is some step I was doing wrong, thank you for any pointer.

sudo fdisk -l output:

Device Start End Sectors Size Type

/dev/sda1 34 409633 409600 200M Microsoft basic data

/dev/sda2 409634 482754593 482344960 230G Microsoft basic data

/dev/sda3 488965176 490234711 1269536 619.9M Apple HFS/HFS+

uname -a

Linux arch 4.18.16-arch1-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 20 22:06:45 UTC 2018 x86_64 GNU/Linux

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