I am running Ubuntu 18.10 and am having problems with NVIDIA drivers. Would something like Mate, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu ... work better or are graphics driver problems at such a low level (the kernel?) that a different distribution wouldn't matter?
Note, I didn't have these problems with 18.04.
Edit to add more info:
Upgraded from 18.04 to 18.10. Installed nvidia-driver-390. Computer doesn't boot. Gets stuck around "starting gmome display manager" but sometime a bit before or a bit after. Installed the 410 drivers and the same thing happened. If I uninstall all Nvidia drivers I can boot. In /etc/gdm3/custom.conf, uncommented ...wayland=false. That allowed me to boot with Nvidia drivers. Problem is that after sleep, the computer screen is either 1)fine, 2)corrupt but still functional, or 3)corrupt and not functional (appears frozen but mouse pointer still moves.) Results seem random.
With the nouveau drivers the fan on the graphics card ran too fast even without running anything. There was another issues with them but I can't remember what it was now.
All of these things were experienced without any intense graphics programs running. At most just Firefox (no video was playing) and a terminal.