PE60 7RD Nvidia issue - ubuntu 17.10


New member
Mar 31, 2018
Hello Geeks,

I am from Bangalore , with the intention of learning ML and AL I have bought  my MSI PE60 7RD with extended support of 250GB SSD.

I have installed ubuntu 17.10 after various issues , now I am facing given below doubts or issues

1. There was no bios option to default setting of display device , currently if i set prime-select profile to Intel then only I was able to login into the system if I change that to nvidia its looping at booting
2. There was no prime profiles listing in nvidia settings GUI, the only option i have left was prime-select on command prompt
3. Battery drying out easily
4. When I run multiple tensorflow gpu test codes in nvidia-smi only once core was utilized why other cores wasnt utilized?
5. How do i make sure that I have installed or configured nvidia / cuda correctly? and make sure the GPU utilization achieved
6. Yesterday twice my laptop got automatically rebooted I am still trying to figure out how that happened?
7. When I use chrome and scroll down the site I am seeing there was a wave effect is that normal on MSI with my configuration ?

What I have so far
Ubuntu 17.10 , Kernel version - 4.13.0-37-generic
#WaylandEnable=false ==> on gdm custom.conf

nvcc --version
nvcc: NVIDIA (R) Cuda compiler driver
Copyright (c) 2005-2016 NVIDIA Corporation
Built on Tue_Jan_10_13:22:03_CST_2017
Cuda compilation tools, release 8.0, V8.0.61
Sat Mar 31 12:09:49 2018       
| NVIDIA-SMI 390.48                 Driver Version: 390.48                    |
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|   0  GeForce GTX 1050    Off  | 00000000:01:00.0 Off |                  N/A |
| N/A   45C    P0    N/A /  N/A |      0MiB /  4042MiB |      0%      Default |
| Processes:                                                       GPU Memory |
|  GPU       PID   Type   Process name                             Usage      |
|  No running processes found                                                 |

cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version 
NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  390.48  Thu Mar 22 00:42:57 PDT 2018
GCC version:  gcc version 7.2.0 (Ubuntu 7.2.0-8ubuntu3.2) 

If anyone from bangalore here and successfully done nvidia installation along with ubutun pls ping me I would like to show my issues in person and learn / sharing experience 

Highly appreciated if someone can explain / help on this



New member
Sep 18, 2019
Is there a specific reason why you're using 17.10?
Those drivers seem very outdated( the latest one is 440.1).
MSI does not provide support for linux so it would be better to post on AskUbuntu or a similar website.
Also, wrong sub-forum.