I have recently built a new PC on which I installed Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS alongside windows (dual-boot). After trying to update the Nvidia driver using the following command:
sudo apt-get install nvidia-331
which I found here, I have had a black screen when trying to boot to Ubuntu ever since (straight after the GRUB menu).
I have seen many posts out there about people having problems with Nvidia drivers, so it seems I'm far from alone. Besides, there have already been a lot of useful answers/suggestions provided, so I don't want to add yet another question on the subject itself (I will take the time to read and try out the different suggestions once I solve my present problem).
My problem is that I cannot get past the first step to try any of these solutions out, which is being able to access a terminal.
I have tried several things which I gathered from different posts (e.g. here):
Ctrl + Alt + F1: Nothing hapened.
- Highlight the Ubuntu option and press E.
nouveau.modeset=0to the end of the line beginning with linux. Press F10 to boot : after F10 I got a flash (for like a second) of an ultra-low resolution command terminal (with very fast successive commands) then it became black.
- Similarly, replace
nomodeset, and boot with F10: same result.
Any ideas of what else I can try to show up a terminal?
Or do I need to reinstall Ubuntu if none of these options work? If so, any links to material that explains how to do that (I have never had to uninstall it before).
Some info on my PC specs, in case it helps:
- CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X
- Motherboard: Asus ROG STRIX X470-F GAMING
- GPU: NVidia Geforce RTX 2070