Install Ubuntu 15.04 under your Lenovo Y510p



I decided to write this article for two reasons; the first is that I myself own the Lenovo Y510p. The second comes from the fact that I have not found much about the topic and so I would like to contribute to this so that novice users do not have the reaction of "Boh Linux sucks, it does not work on my PC." because Yes, given the bugs that can resurface , novices will simply fire Linux and iron to Windows.

The State of the premises

First of all, I will define the State of the premises. Already you will need a bootable USB stick. To get done, download the Ubuntu ISO, this is valid for others. Personally, I prefer Ubuntu GNOME.
Then, if you're on Windows, you'll need Rufus, this is a tool for creating bootable USB drives. (Why Rufus and not anything else? Because simply, Rufus will allow us to create a bootable USB flash drive UEFI;))
If you are so Linux, you will need USB-creator-GTK or other (well, I guess you know what to do if you're already on Linux).

Instructions for Rufus

Get a minimum 2Gb USB stick, copy your useful files somewhere because the key will be formatted.
Start Rufus, then, following the order of the lists from top to bottom:


Your USB drive.

Partition type and destination system


File system

Leave by default.

Allocation unit size

Leave by default.

Volume name

A familiar name.

The rest

Leave checked all by default, click the button with a disk drive and a CD at the top, choose your ISO and check if you GPT and other partition settings have not changed and then choose "start".

Instructions for starting your Lenovo Y510p

Once your computer is off, look at the left side of your computer at the corner, you will see a small button just before the AC connector of the charger. By pressing it, the computer will start and a small menu will appear (figure below). Go to "BOOT MENU" locate your bootable USB stick and boot it, if everything went well, a few seconds later you will be on Ubuntu.
If the screen remains very dark, press and hold the + ↑button to increase the brightness. This bug affects versions 14.04 and 14.10 (from what I know) but is better to be certain.

Installing and setting up the pilot

I'm not going to explain the how of why, you only have to install Ubuntu as you wish, but it is very important to note that in no case should install the additional drivers.

Do not install any additional drivers under any excuse!

(Yes I wrote it in Super big just to be sure you will see it)

Once installed, restart your computer in order to launch your newly installed Ubuntu. Launch the TerminaRL LT+ T, and type this command:
sudo apt-get update & & sudo apt-get install nvidia-Prime
Once this package is installed, open the application "additional drivers" or "Add-ons drivers" and install the NVIDIA binary driver (the proprietary version).
Once the driver is installed, you can reboot. You will have the NVIDIA X server settings application and will have a PRIME profiles section allowing you to change the graphics card used by the system. Be aware, however, that the change of the graphics card requires that you leave your session and then reconnect it.

Here, if everything went well, you will have no problem and you will enjoy your nice GeForce 750M/755M.

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