Why ?

I am currently using Ubuntu 1604 as the OS on my laptop. It generally works well apart from one thing ... The FRACKING NVIDIA DRIVERS.

Nvidia you can go and die in a pit fire. At least 3 or 4 times in the last 6 months the driver update has stopped the system from booting. It gets to a black screen after the bios and never makes it to X-Window.

Since I have to google every time on how to fix this I am documenting it here. I will not be installing the Nvidia drivers again.

Process

Press Esc or space after the bios to access the GRUB menu.

Navigate to > (Some Kernel) Recovery mode > Advanced Options for Ubuntu > root terminal

Mount drive as read-write

      
mount --options remount,rw /
            

Remove Nvidia Drivers

  
apt purge nvidia*
            

Reboot

  
reboot now
            

Hopefully Ubuntu will now boot into the X-Window normally.

Links

https://askubuntu.com/questions/899309/ubuntu-16-04-how-to-disable-nvidia-driver-from-grub






















Published: 2017-10-30