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Old 08-09-2018, 10:16 AM   #1
KristinaAkhiva
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Linux on a Gaming Laptop


Hello, you beautiful Linux Freaks

I've recently purchased a gaming laptop which I wanted to dual boot into Linux, and thanks to the absence of any guide or properly updated comparison out there, I ended up following this guide here https://www.noflufftech.com/best-gam...op-under-1500/ as it made a lot of sense to me for the listed options. And so I ended up buying an Acer Predator Helios 300. Which of course is an awesome gaming machine as I have discovered and I'm enjoying it being a hardcore gamer.

Now the problem is happening when I dual boot in Linux. Not only are most drivers hard to get right, but even having issues using all the hardware to its max potential, and end up facing some glitches here and there.

I do accept I'm very new to Linux, but is this normal for a gaming laptop or only limited to the model I got?

Also, do you guys suggest I should try Ubuntu instead?
 
Old 08-09-2018, 10:54 AM   #2
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I've recently purchased a gaming laptop which I wanted to dual boot into Linux, and thanks to the absence of any guide or properly updated comparison out there, I ended up following this guide here https://www.noflufftech.com/best-gam...op-under-1500/ as it made a lot of sense to me for the listed options. And so I ended up buying an Acer Predator Helios 300. Which of course is an awesome gaming machine as I have discovered and I'm enjoying it being a hardcore gamer.

Now the problem is happening when I dual boot in Linux. Not only are most drivers hard to get right, but even having issues using all the hardware to its max potential, and end up facing some glitches here and there. I do accept I'm very new to Linux, but is this normal for a gaming laptop or only limited to the model I got? Also, do you guys suggest I should try Ubuntu instead?
We don't know what to suggest, since you haven't actually *told us* what you did try to install, how. You don't say what issues/glitches you're having, what you've done/tried, etc. We can't guess; read the "Question Guidelines" link in my posting signature. There are many, MANY guides to dual-booting pretty much every distro of Linux, and the nVidia graphics on your system are well supported under the stock driver, as well as the proprietary driver from nVidia.

Tell us what you've loaded, how, and what the glitches are. No ideas what drivers you're talking about, or what problems you have.
 
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:56 AM   #3
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KristinaAkhiva,

Welcome to LQ.

Which Linux OS are you using?

Either Linux Mint 19 or Ubuntu 18.04, amongst other OSs, should work with the Acer Helios.

However, if the Helios is a very recent model then there may be certain driver problems until the Linux kernel catches up with support for particular hardware.


These links may assist you:

Installing Linux on Acer Predator Helios 300:
https://community.acer.com/en/discus...ios-300-g3-571

Also:
https://community.acer.com/en/discus...tor-helios-300


https://askubuntu.com/questions/1005...redator-laptop
 
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