Recently I bought a Nvidia GTX 1660 graphics card, and I already have windows 10 and I installed Ubuntu 19.04 alongside windows 10.

I added the graphics driver PPA and installed Nvidia drivers using the command

sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver-430

everything worked fine until I reboot and it is stuck at the boot screen as below:

Boot screen

I did everything I could. I am sharing all of them

Try 1: I booted in recovery mode and selected the following option

dpkg             Repair broken packages

Previously a few times this solved my problem and computer booted successfully with nvidia drivers but nowdays it does not solve my problem.

Try 2: I booted in recovery mode and I opened root terminal from there and uninstalled nvidia driver using

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

Then everything went fine and I successfully booted without nvidia driver and now my screen resolution reduced to 1024x768


  • Check this link
    – singrium
    May 29 '19 at 16:34
  • Disable Secure Boot.
    – user880592
    May 29 '19 at 16:37
  • Thank you very much. It worked
    – Mark97
    May 31 '19 at 18:05

To begin with: First, enable your secure boot feature in the BIOS.
Second remove and purge all your nvidia packages using:

apt-get purge nvidia*

then to remove other dependencies of the NVIDIA driver:

apt-get autoremove

Then, reboot and

apt-get install nvidia-driver-4xx

where xx is the version number.
At the end of installation process it will ask you to set a secure boot password, set it to something (but remember it and write it down).

Then proceed to reboot, which then you will be asked to enroll the key

  • choose it then enter your password
  • exit it and proceed to boot.
  • Done

There is a lot of solutions of this problem. But I found the simplest solution, which is to disable secure boot. So, if anyone having the same problem, they should disable secure boot first and check.

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