I struggled with this too. You will need to update the kernel to at least 3.18 and that may be just the start of a lot of work.
Much easier to grab the 15.04 beta. I'm using Lubuntu but the 15.04 version works great! Xubuntu ran fine too so I'm pretty sure all of the Ubuntu flavors will be okay.
Thanks for the replies guys
I was able to install Ubuntu version 15.04 beta but this isn't ideal as I'd prefer to be using 14.04 or 14.10. A lot of tutorials and programmes I'd like to install seem to rely on having those earlier versions. For example I am trying to install a USB TV device (PCTV 292e) and I'm finding it difficult to fix using Google as 15.04 is too bleeding edge.
I still have problems with playing a video with VLC on the 15.04 beta (green glitches on the screen), but everything else onscreen looks ok.
I have a spare Windows 7 Ultimate disc and license so I will probably just use that whilst I wait for a solution to the graphics/UI problems with 14.04/14.10. Hopefully it will be fixed with a BIOS or driver update?
You might be able to get 14.04 running. You'll need to upgrade the kernel to 3.18 or 3.19 which isn't too hard. But you'll most likely have to update Mesa and more and that might get tricky. I tried to do something similar starting with Mint 17.1 but was unsuccessful. However, I'm not very experienced with these things and didn't spend much time on it. So it might be worth a shot if you really want to build from a 14.04 base.
I have this exact same problem with my newly purchased NUC5I5RYH. I've tried installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS today from a DVD and from a thumb drive and I can only see the QUIT and CONTINUE buttons on the install screen when I mouse over them.
I've tried running ubuntu without installing it and similar issue... I can get into Ubuntu but the graphics are messed up and dialog boxes don't show anything until I mouse over them. (I have the same problem as Ubuntu Forums . I want to use LTS and stay as plain vanilla as possible.
Has anyone else had any luck getting this to work on Ubuntu 14.x?
I am using Xubuntu 14.04.2 (amd64) on a Intel NUC NUC5i5RYH. You can use the boot command "nomodeset". You need to boot the installation of Xubuntu with this command and you need to fix this after the installation: graphics - How do I set 'nomodeset' after I've already installed Ubuntu? - Ask Ubuntu
btw: I asked the question on 'ask ubuntu'. Intel NUC NUC5i5RYH - Boot - only mouse pointer appears (Xubuntu 14.04, 14.10) - Ask Ubuntu
I hope this will help you!
I know it's not Ubuntu, but if you install Debian sid (or easier, one of the flavours of Siduction which are live USB sticks with installer for Debian SID - the actual install takes < 2 min on a NUC!), you can install the latest xserver-xorg-video-intel from the experimental repo and things work quite well. There is still green / pink glitchy stuff in VLC, but XBMC/Kodi player has no glitches (unless you pause and restart the video too many times - then the video is glitchy until a reboot)
Just checking in 5/6 months later to ask if Ubuntu 14.04 LTS or 14.10 will now work out of the box with my Intel NUC5i5RYH?
Has anything changed or is the Intel HD Graphics 6000 card still causing a problem?
Has a BIOS been released or any updated drivers I should know about?
Altho I'm not using it now, I did install Ubuntu 15.04 without a problem I'm currently using Linux Mint 17.02 Rafeala "Mate". Runs just fine. I have also used Mint 17.02 Cinnamon with excellent performance.
Yes Ubuntu 14.04 can now work provided you update the kernel and graphic stack :
- a kernel which is at least 3.19 (for instance linux-image-generic-lts-vivid from trusty-updates)
- xserver-xorg-video-intel and mesa packages from oibaf PPA (ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers Trusty)
- package i965-va-driver (currently rev 1.6.0-pre1-1~trusty) from Wolfgang Schupp PPA (ppa:wsnipex/vaapi Trusty)
There is no particular problem (no kernel/xserver freeze anb no green / pink glitchy stuff in VLC) except that the display of heavily loaded pages by chromium may be a little chopped.
Correction : my model is a NUC5i3RYH, not a NUC5i5RYH.
Intel Core i3-5010U CPU @ 1.60Ghz
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 5500
I don't know if that makes a difference.
Thanks for the replies.
The graphics card in the NUC5i5RYH is an Intel HD 6000 (not a 5500) so it might be a different result?
I noticed on Ubuntu's website they have released .3 version - Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
will this be any different from 14.04.2 in regards to the errors I was getting in March?
>>Yes Ubuntu 14.04 can now work provided you update the kernel and graphic stack :
does 14.04.3 have the 3.19 kernel already included? I don't know very much about Linux/Ubuntu, only that I couldn't get 14.04 LTS and 14.10 to install on my NUC (but 15.04 was ok)
I'm still happily using Win7Ultimate (with Windows Media Centre), but would quite like to dual-boot with 14.04LTS if possible.
You listed 3 things that I would need to update for it to work smoothly, but I didn't even get past the graphical installer when I tried ages ago.
I think I've been given the answer in post7 ( Re: Graphics UI problem installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS/14.10 on Intel NUC5i5RYH ) by using "nomodeset".
Looks a bit complicated but maybe I will give this another go.
Just downloading 14.04.3 now to try that first though...
I've downloaded 14.04.3 and put it on a USB stick using Unetbootin. I rebooted the NUC and selected USB as the boot. It loads the Ubuntu desktop fine without errors (as a live CD) and when I clicked on "install Ubuntu" the first pop-up window had the graphics correctly drawn for "Continue" "Back" options. I haven't read up on how to dual-boot or partition Win7/Ubuntu yet, so I'll leave it for the time being - but it looks promising I think?