Dell G3 3779 17″ with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Posted on by AE0BQ

Recently got a refurb Dell G3 3779 17″ with i7-8750H 6 core, Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti GPU, and 32GB RAM. Perf is awesome, passmark is over 12000. Running Ubuntu 18.04.2 but had trouble with jerky performance and stability issues, until I found this page:


  • install Ubuntu 18.04.2 from .iso
  • sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
  • sudo nano /etc/default/grub.d/Linux-Dell-Video.cfg:
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=$(echo $GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX acpi_osi=Linux-Dell-Video)
  • sudo nano /etc/default/grub.d/Nvidia-DRM.cfg
    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=$(echo $GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX nvidia-drm.modeset=1)
  • sudo update-grub
  • sudo apt install r8168-dkms
  • sudo apt install nvidia-430
  • sudo dpkg -i tlp-sensible_1.1_all.deb
  • sudo dpkg -i┬ámodprobe-blacklist-psmouse_2_all.deb
  • apt install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-18.04
  • sudo reboot now