has anyone successfully installed _any_ linux distribution (Ubuntu, Lubuntu, Fedora, Arch, Debian) on the Acer V7 Nitro VN7-792G Laptop?
The most important specs
- i6700HQ Skylake CPU
- Nvidia Geforce 950M
- Atheros Wireless card
I will document my progress here so everybody else can benefit from it.
- Lubuntu 15.10
- Linux Mint
- Manjaro Linux (Arch based)
- Kubuntu 15.04
I don't want to mess with the Windows Installation (yet), so my instalation target was always the slower HDD.
Overall status is that it is currently quite painful during my tests I encountered various problems and solutions.
One of the biggest problems is that it seems that the nouveau driver actually hangs/freezes the system, or to be more correctly the framebuffer.
With Nouveau enabled I could not get any system to boot reliably, not even the installers!
So first of all boot your installer with
appended to the boot commandline (in grub press e, go to the linux line and insert this at the end, press ctrl-x to boot)
Depending on the version and confiiguration it sometimes helps also to set
as well. It definitely changes the behavior, sometimes for the better sometimes for the worse.
I'll create a post for each distro with my findings