Hey guys, I need your help please.
Additional info: I already tried the Antegros full installation with every possible desktop environment with proprietary nvidia driver which you can choose during the installation, but it never worked out, always got a blank white/grey screen after logging in the display manager. Thats why I now I am trying to install everything manually after the base system installation.
I am trying to install Arch Linux (Antegros) for the first time on a Dell Inspiron 7559 laptop. Apparently this is not so easy, the hardware (GPU/CPU) is not really Linux compatible, or at least is very buggy. I can not even install any Linux distro without activating the nomodeset before, but that is just one example. It seems there are just too many bugs with this hardware and I hope at least with Arch Linux I should be able to fix this problems with the help of you guys.
If someone is interested, here is more info about the hardware problems with the Skylake CPU: https://www.reddit.com/r/Ubuntu/comments/3smhl7/dell_inspiron_i7559763blk_156/
Anyways, I have already installed and configured almost everything, the base system is ready, the only things I need to do is installing a desktop environment, display manager and drivers for my graphic card, but I am not sure which one that would be to get a stable Arch installation.
Should I install the nvidia (“nvidia” & “nvidia-libgl”) or should I use the beta driver from the AUR? If so, do I need to disable/blacklist nouveau before installation?
Or should I not install any nvidia drivers at all and use the Intel HD530 drivers (“xf86-video-intel” & “mesa-libgl”) instead?
What would you do in this situation?
- Intel i7-6700HQ with Intel HD530 GPU
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB
- 3840 x 2160 HiDPI touchscreen (this is very annoying during the installation btw, had to “setfont sun12x22” so I could at least read something)
This is what I am planing to do:
pacman -S xorg xorg-server reboot modprobe -r nouveau reboot pacman -S nvidia nvidia-libgl reboot pacman -S mate mate-extra pacman -S lxdm systemctl start lxdm.service systemctl enable lxdm.service reboot
Do you think that would work for me without any problems?