Setting up Ubuntu on Asus Rog GL552VW
Author: Vatsal Joshi
Date: 10th March 2017
If you are new to Linux probably switching from Windows, getting Linux up and running on your system can be tiresome. Here, I have tried to list down the problems I faced while setting up my system along with their solutions. Also, I have added some extra things you might want to do as a developer. In the end I have added some useful Linux commands which will be helpful to you if you are a first time Linux user. I will be more specific towards the issues which may arise while installing and skip the common steps which you can find from a google search. I have Asus Rog GL552VW which comes with Nvidia graphics card and Windows installed.
Issue: Ubuntu stuck while booting
This problem arises due the Nvidia graphics.
- Reboot into GRUB.
- Highlight the Ubuntu option and press
nouveau.modeset=0to the end of the line beginning with Linux.
- Press F10 to boot.
This is just a temporary work around. After the installation make sure you do the following:
Open the GRUB file.
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
Find the following command
And change it to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nouveau.modeset=0"
Save and go back to terminal and run:
Finally reboot your system.
Issue: Some pages with heavy animations when opened in chrome, screen starts flickering.
Open the following file to edit
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/google-chrome.desktop
Find and change the line
Exec=/usr/bin/google-chrome-stable %U "--disable-gpu-driver-bug-workarounds" "--enable-native-gpu-memory-buffers"
Note that you'll have to do this each time after chrome is updated.
Extra Setup For Developers
sudo apt-get install default-jdk
Set up LAMP
Install Apache Server
sudo apt-get install apache2
Install MySQL Server
sudo apt-get install mysql-server
sudo apt-get install php7.0-cli sudo apt-get install libapache2-mod-php sudo apt-get install php-mysql
Above commands will Install LAMP. Once you're done with that, following are some addition tools and useful commands:
Restart Apache Server
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart
Open mysql in terminal
mysql -u root -p
Deploy Adminer On Localhost
sudo apt-get install adminer sudo wget "http://www.adminer.org/latest.php" -O /usr/share/adminer/latest.php sudo ln -s /usr/share/adminer/latest.php /usr/share/adminer/adminer.php echo "Alias /adminer.php /usr/share/adminer/adminer.php" | sudo tee /etc/apache2/conf-available/adminer.conf sudo a2enconf adminer.conf //access here: http://localhost/adminer.php
Additionally, if you would like to install postgresql follow the Stack Overflow answer bellow.
Useful Linux Commands And Tricks For Newbies
Update everything with this single command
sudo apt-get update && time sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Show Password Feedback In Terminal
sudo gedit /etc/sudoers
Find the following line in the file opened
And replace it with
Install A Package
sudo apt-get install [packagename]
Completely Uninstall A Package
sudo apt-get remove --purge [packagename] sudo apt-get autoremove sudo aptitude purge [packagename]
Reinstall a Installed Package
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --reinstall [packagename]
Open File Browser As Super User
sudo apt install gksu gksu nautilus
Automatically Mount Partitions
If you have more than one hard drive partitions on your system Ubuntu will only mount the one on which it is installed. Other partitions will mount as you try to open them. This gives some lag when you open the unmounted drive for the first time.
You may refer the following Stack Overflow link to mount partitions automatically on startup.