nouveau stalled at ffff . -e rror message while trying to convert windows 10 laptop to Ubuntu

i am trying to convert my old gaming msi laptop into a Ubuntu machine.

i followed this tutorial and downloaded and installed ubuntu on a boostable USB.

i then shut my pc and restart it. The Ubuntu start up but then stops with the following message:

nouveau 000:01:00.0 tmr:  stalled at ffff 

Laptop sometimes shows underscore in corner, becomes unresponsive when opened

I have a Dell XPS 15 with a GTX 1050 GPU running Ubuntu Budgie 19.04, and I have the 418 drivers. Recently, my laptop has been occasionally having a problem where when I open the laptop, instead of showing my lock screen, it shows a black screen with a small underscore in the upper left corner. Sometimes I can press ctrl-alt-f1 to see a login prompt, but I can’t type anything or switch to any other console. The only way to use my computer again is to hold down the power button until the power is cut and turn it back on again. What is causing this, and how do I fix this?

Connect Apple Cinema Display to Ubuntu Laptop

Hi I just bought a dell precision mobile 5540 (developer edition) running Ubuntu Linux 18.04.3 LTS with all the latest updates applied.

I have 2 apple cinema displays (circa 2011) and an adapter to convert them the Mini DP to Thunderbolt. The setup (connecting the monitors using adapter) worked for windows 10 and mac of course with no issues but my Ubuntu laptop does not recognize the displays with a similar setup.

Anyone had this experience and able to shed some light?

How to boot Ubuntu distro on Windows 10 laptop from GRUB

So I made this post asking about installing Ubuntu distros from a bootable USB, but I think the issue is actually that the laptop isn’t recognising the GRUBx64 file as a valid… disk partition header or something.

I’ve tried about 3-4 separate bootable USB programs, and 3 different Ubuntu distros, and the results are ALL the same – when I am prompted for an installation type, it has no partitions to select from.

From my other post, this is the screen I am shown.

I am sure that my laptop is the cause, since I’ve changed everything else and it’s the same issue. What should I do to allow my laptop to recognise GRUB?

To clarify, I want to replace Windows 10 with a Ubuntu distro as the OS for this laptop. I do NOT want to dual boot Windows10 and the Ubuntu distro. I just want to get this working after many, many hours of suffering.

Edit: this post is different from my other post, I think. I’m new to stack exchange so it might be considered the same, but I believe this question is more specific than the other.

Ubuntu/Linux Mint/Fedora/Manjaro laptop screen flickering with intel graphics

I installed Linux Mint (17 more or less) on a Dell Inspiron 15 Series 7000 i7 Skylake and it worked beautifully for a while. After some OS update (before LM 18) a flicker started to show up.

I read this is a common problem. I’ve tried several workarounds:

  • I’ve been playing with the 20-intel.conf file
  • I’ve added the i915.enable_rc6=0 option to grub on startup
  • I’ve removed the xserver-xorg-video-intel

None of them seems to work. The only option that really works has been to disable the graphic card (entering into LM rendering mode, or through an option in the 20-intel.conf file), but the laptop gets too warm.

And as the title suggests, I’ve tried other distros, even not related to Ubuntu, as Fedora and Manjaro. All of them (including Ubuntu) have shown the same misbehavior.

In my laptop I also have LM Xfce 17.3 in one partition. It’s running the 4.4.0-148-generic kernel, and it does not show such misbehaviour. It makes me think that the problem is not the hardware, but the drivers.

In this image (LM 19.2, 4.15.0-62-generic kernel) you’ll see what I’m talking about. The laptop is unusable under these circumstances.

Any more ideas are appreciated. Thank you in advanced!!

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See grub 2.02 When I launch my laptop

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Acer Aspire 3 laptop. The installation was automatic (on a 128 GB SSD).

But when I turn on the laptop (or when rebooting), I see a blue window. It says: Gnu Grub, 2.02.

And every time I need to choose first item menu (ubuntu) so that my laptop is turned on.

What does it mean? Can this grub be removed?

Sorry for my bad English and noob questions. I have been used windows last 10 years.

ubuntu on a laptop: auto-start networks on wake-up? (incl order)

When I suspend my laptop, it will try and restart a network connection when it wakes up from a suspend.

But it will only retry LAN + Wifi.

Is there a way to tell the network manager to – first try whether I have an ethernet connection – if not, then second – try the known wifi network SSIDs – finally, if that doesn’t work, bring up a (4G) modem connection…

The first two it seems to do by itself – but can I configure an auto-fallback to 4G, if the other two don’t come up?

(individually LAN, WIFI and 4G connections work — so this is purely, how can I configure an order which also tries to start 4G if LAN/WIFI can’t be found)