How to install the nvidia driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

If you have the Nvidia Graphics Card in your laptop, you can install the Nvidia driver from your distribution (in my case Ubuntu), using following command. Open a terminal window first: $ sudo apt-get udpate <enter> $ sudo apt-get install bumblebee bumblebee-nvidia primus <enter> After that reboot, and you should have the Nvidia driver installed. … Continue reading How to install the nvidia driver on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and dual boot with Windows 8 OEM

The instructions below apply to the installation of Xubuntu 14.04 LTS or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a laptop. Where specific instruction is for Lenovo Ideapad Z580 laptop, it is clearly called out. Important to note before you start. Xubuntu 14.04 LTS or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS will not dual-boot if you have Windows 8.1 installed. It … Continue reading Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and dual boot with Windows 8 OEM

Reduce overheating and improve battery backup time on Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580

Install Bumblebee with Nvidia driver on Fedora 18. This gives a few benefits, where you reduce overheating and get improved battery backup time. You also get to use the Nvidia Optimus graphics driver with optirun. Do the following steps: # ln -s /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf /usr/lib/modprobe.d/ <enter> # echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf <enter> # dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname … Continue reading Reduce overheating and improve battery backup time on Fedora 18 on Lenovo Ideapad Z580

How to improve Lenovo Ideapad Z580 battery backup time and reduce heat in Ubuntu Linux

The Lenovo Ideapad Z580 comes with the Intel HD 4000 on board graphics and a Nvidia GT630M 1 GB DDR3 graphics card. The technology behind it is called Optimus, where in Windows, the computer can manage the switch between the graphics cards (on board or otherwise) when graphics power is needed. As the Nvidia graphics … Continue reading How to improve Lenovo Ideapad Z580 battery backup time and reduce heat in Ubuntu Linux