I am trying to get Ubuntu 18.04 LTS working on my laptop with Nvidia GPU but I have had no success.
What I have done:
I start with a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04. In order to log in, I edit the kernel to have "nomodeset" instead of "quiet splash." I then install the Nvidia 396 drivers and reboot. For whatever reason, every time I reboot, I get stuck at a screen that says "/dev/sda2: clean xxxxxxx/xxxxxxx files and xxxxxxx/xxxxxx blocks." Then nothing happens. I have found the way to get around this is to changed "nomodeset quiet splash" in the kernel to "nouveau.modeset=0" however, I do not want to have to do this every time I log in. If I try to add a "blacklist.conf" file with the option in there it does not seem to change the kernel at all.
MSI Stealth Pro Laptop
Nvidia GTX 1060 6GB
16 GB RAM