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I know there are multiple threads on login freeze and the fixes that I found require the user to run shell and download some drivers. My problem is that I can't open the shell because either the freeze happens before I even try to log in, or, if it doesn't happen instantly, then none of the key combinations work for me. I tried Ctrl + Alt + F1-F6, and tried Ctrl + Alt + Fn + F1-F6 as well. Nothing happens. And then the freeze happens. I would appreciate any hints because I'm at a loss as to what to do now.

I've got a Dell Inspiron 7567 i7-7700HQ with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti graphic card. I have a Windows 10 installed and have just completed my Ubuntu 18.04.2 installation alongside Windows.

  • Does Windows work OK? For Ubuntu, hit "e" at the GRUB screen, find "quiet splash" and change it to "quiet splash nomodeset", control-x to continue boot. Report back to @heynnema – heynnema Mar 18 at 14:31
  • @heynnema Yes, Windows works just fine. Your solution worked, I think. I was able to log into Ubuntu, download drivers for my nvidia card, and after some configuration that involved enrolling MOK, and a reboot, I was able to log into Ubuntu the "normal" way. So far so good. Thank you! – blueeyedgirl Mar 18 at 15:54
  • Let me put together a quickie answer that you can accept, ok? – heynnema Mar 18 at 18:04
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From the comments...

I suspected a potential problem with the Nvidia video driver in Ubuntu. Windows worked fine.

I had the user edit the GRUB startup to include nomodeset, which effectively disables the Nvidia drivers, and will allow the user to update the Nvidia driver.

The user was able to download and install new/current Nvidia drivers, did some configuration, and enrolled MOK, and after a reboot, it all worked fine! Yeah!

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