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I am trying to install an NVIDIA GEFORCE 1050 TI card on my system, but with the card installed, I can't access a GUI. Here is my system info:

15.4 GiB
Intel® Core™ i7-3770S CPU @ 3.10GHz × 8
Intel® Ivybridge Desktop
Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS 64-bit

I can get to BIOS and then to GRUB, but when I select to boot Ubuntu (I dual-boot, and the card works perfectly in Windows 10.), I only get a black screen. Trying to switch to the command line with CTRL+ALT+F1 does not work.

I found this mega-answer here about getting drivers to work, but I can't figure out how to attempt these steps without a GUI.

I took the graphics card out and am in the system via the onboard Intel graphics at the moment. Is there anything that is recommended to install/uninstall in my system that would allow me to insert the card again and boot back to a sufficient GUI to attempt installing drivers?

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Since you can see GRUB, you can try following methods:

  1. In GRUB, choose recovery mode and enter root shell like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYiTJtYmmzg .

  2. In root shell, you may need to use mount -o rw,remount / to make the file system writable.

  3. Open /etc/default/grub, find the line GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=.... Change the line to: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT='pcie_port_pm=off acpi_backlight=none acpi_osi=Linux acpi_osi=! acpi_osi="Windows 2009"'

Then reboot again.

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