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Quick guide on how to install nvidia drivers on a fresh install of Ubuntu 17.04 with full disk encryption. The following steps were tested with a GTX 1070 and Intel HD Graphics 530 integrated graphics.
- Boot and install via normal usb ubuntu installer
- After installation reboot and login
- Run update system software via terminal
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
- Reboot system
- Switch to tty1 by
- Stop x
sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm stop
- Remove the default nouveau drivers:
sudo apt-get --purge remove xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
- Add nvidia ppa and install correct driver version replacing
nvidia-381with whatever version you’d like
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nvidia-381 sudo nvidia-xconfig
- Edit file
/etc/default/grubwith your favorite editor
- Edit line 11
From: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet nosplash noplymouth" To: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"
- Uncomment line 25 and change to your monitor’s resolution (for aesthetics)
- Then update grub and reboot
Note: the first first booting after these changes might only show a black screen, just type in the encryption password and enter and it should login. This seems to only happen the first time.