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Installing nvidia driver in MSI GE72 6QD

February 11th, 2016 Leave a comment Go to comments
  1. Uninstall all nvidia drivers.
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 i915.enable_execlists=0 intel_pstate=disable i915.enable_rc6=0"
  3. Then run sudo update-grub2 to make the change permanent.
  4. Restart your laptop to witness the proper function of video screen, which is using the Intel GPU now.
  5. Now you can change the screen brightness using the Fn+Brightness key. Previous to this change, my screen brightness remained the same always.
  6. Install the latest nvidia driver using apt-get. In my case, I installed 361.18 and my Kernel was 4.2.0-27
  7. Restart now and see nvidia driver in action. I had checked the functionality by running nvidia-settings.

Reference: https://gist.github.com/ngangat/02c8279e49783328de3a

Update:  In 16.04 Xenial release, I get a lot of the following errors

PCIe Bus Error: severity=Corrected type=PhysicalLayer, id=00e0(Receiver ID)
device [8086:a110] error status/mask=0000001/00002000
[ 0] Receiver Error

This problem can be overcome by adding pci=noaer to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT.

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