Clevo P570WM Ubuntu freeze problem


To get Ubuntu running on a Clevo laptop get kernel version 5.6.15+. Here are the steps to upgrade Kernel.

7 years back in 2013, I bought a P570WM laptop from Metabox, I did one big mistake that I invested money on something which was brand new in the market. My goal was to get some good Ubuntu laptop. I thought to go ahead with Clevo based laptop.

Below were the specs, they might not look impressive, but if you think these are 7 years old, then you will feel they were really good back then.

  • Screen type: 17.3" FHD 1920x1080 LED/LCD 
  • Graphics: Nvidia GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5 video graphics
  • Processor: i7-3970X 6-Core 3.5GHz - 4.0GHz 15MB Cache
  • RAM memory: 32GB DDR3 1600Mhz RAM 
  • Primary drive: 1TB 7200 rpm primary hard drive

I was very happy with the laptop arrived, but my nightmare began when I installed Ubuntu in it and it froze immediately on the boot.

Unfortunately, Metabox was of no help, they said they don't support Ubuntu and I was left alone with a massive waste of money of $5.5K machine of no use.

Fast forward 2020, that laptop was collecting dust in my cupboard and I thought to give it another shot and glad it worked. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with Kernel 5.6.15 and no custom drivers for the Nvidia card.

The posts which gave me a hope to keep moving are mentioned below

Related Kernel bug

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