I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my computer with Windows 10 Dual Boot in UEFI mode. Here is my hardware:
- CPU: Intel Core i5 6600K @ 4.20 GHz
- GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 ti @ stock clock
- Mainboard: Gigabyte Z170-HD3P
- RAM: 16 GB G.Skill Ripjaws V @ 3200 MHz (no OC)
- Sound Card: Asus Xonar D1
- Drive: Samsung SSD 850 EVO (that's where both OSes and GRUB are installed)
- Dual monitor setup
Since I have an Nvidia GPU, I obviously want to use Nvidia's proprietary accelerated graphics driver, so I downloaded the corresponding linux installer binary directly from Nvidia's website and performed the following steps:
- Reboot into recovery mode so that no X server is running
- Start a root shell and remount my drive in R/W mode
- Run the Nvidia driver installer
- Blacklist the old nouveau driver so it won't make any issues:
blacklist nouveau blacklist lbm-nouveau options nouveau modeset=0 alias nouveau off alias lbm-nouveau off
Disable the module:
echo options nouveau modeset=0 | sudo tee -a /etc/modprobe.d/nouveau-kms.conf
Update my initramfs:
Step 3 did not work completely fine, the installer said it could not execute the preinstall script provided by my distro and it could not find a suitable directory for 32-Bit support libraries.
After a full reboot, my display resolution was about 640x480 and both of my displays showed the same image. Moreover, the X server ran incredibly unstable, crashing about every 3 seconds, which made me unable to even log in.
What have I done wrong here? I even tried to boot into graphical failsafe mode which turned out to not work as well.
Thanks in advance!