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Create a .desktop file in the /etc/xdg/autostart folder. Any .desktop file in that folder will be started as it is a system wide used folder that all users existing and new upon logging in will have applications start from. No need to create separate startup applications / links / shortcuts for each user. More information can be found here: FreeDesktop.Org/...


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It turns out that the Kernel upgrade was a red herring -- the issue was the secure boot upgrade that happened at the same time, which blacklisted the NVidia drivers. This is essentially the same issue as found here: Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.4.0-21 not loading nvidia/vboxdrv modules anymore (Required key not available) Confirmed by running $ sudo modprobe -v ...


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You need to disable SecureBoot in your UEFI (BIOS) settings.


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You can install a driver, but you will need to downgrade the graphical stack to support the driver. Run in terminal sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg xserver-xorg-input-all You will be asked to agree to remove lots of packages and install lots too. You will need to agree with that. Reboot. If the procedure was OK, then proceed. You will need to install ...


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the EDID data returned by your monitor is not correct. This data is how the monitor communicates its preferred settings to the graphics card. There are several ways to fix this : try a different cable - if you have another one its worth a try , also try your cable on another system. define your monitor settings in your xorg.conf - add a monitor section ...


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Could you please elaborate more what you mean by "have been unsuccessful in installing Ubuntu 14 - 16"? Was the installation successful and you just did not manage to configure graphics correctly or the whole installation failed? If you are able to install Ubuntu 16.04, try to replace installed kernel with kernel 4.6.3 (how-to below for your 64-bit ...



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