I have been trying in vain to get the discrete video card to work. I have tried applying all of the nvidia drivers listed in Driver Manager here:
But after a reboot, all I'll get is a black screen with a cursor, which requires me to reconfigure my Xorg. After doing a
startx at the end of this reconfiguration step, the desktop graphic interface will come back with a message that Cinnamon has crashed and is currently in fallback mode. I can only then revert things back to their normal states by enabling the nouveau driver :(. I have also updated my kernel to 4.8.0-32-generic, but again nothing changed.
How can I get the discrete video card to work?