Problem occurs due to loading of Nvidia Drivers during booting. Follow the following simple steps.
- When the grub boot loader menu is visible highlight “Try Ubuntu GNOME without installing” (use your up and down arrows)
- Press “e” on your keyboard, this will allow you to edit the boot config. You will be brought to a page where you can make some edits.
- add the following right after the word “splash”
nouveau.modeset=0 tpm_tis.interrupts=0 acpi_osi=Linux i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 idle=nomwait
- Press the “f10” key to boot into the installer
- When the desktop load move your mouse into the upper left hand corner, when the app launcher shows itself click on the very top icon “Install Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS”
- Do not install third party software.
- Then follow the steps to install Ubuntu.
- After installation click “Keep trying Ubuntu”
- Shut down (NOT RESTART) your computer, remove installation media, hit enter.
- Hold down shift then press the power button to turn on your computer. (holding down shift while powering on will load the grub boot menu)
- When the grub boot menu appears press “e” and make the changes in step 3.
- Press “f10”
- Once your back into the desktop open your terminal and enter:
sudo gedit /etc/default/grub
- Find the line that reads ‘GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash”‘ and change it to read
‘GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”quiet splash nouveau.modeset=0 tpm_tis.interrupts=0 acpi_osi=Linux i915.preliminary_hw_support=1 idle=nomwait”‘
- Save the changes then exit gedit.
- In your terminal run the command: sudo update-grub
- Reboot your computer: sudo reboot. Enjoy UbuntuGNOME!!!!
Next, we need to install Nvidia Drivers.
- Connect to a network
- Run the command:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade && sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade
- Remove all Nvidia installs(if any), run this command:
sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
- Run the command:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-361-updates nvidia-prime
- Once logged back in move your mouse to the upper left hand corner of your desktop and start typing “Nvidia”
- Click on “NVIDIA X Server”
- On the left side of the Nvidia X Server window you will see an option called “PRIME Profiles”. This is were you select which video card you would like to use.