Apologies for the bad photo but it's a big hassle to type it out as a dualboot user:

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It hangs there for ages, no matter how long I leave it. I've had this twice and the first time I reinstalled. Both happened after restarting after installing NVIDIA drivers (ensuring that the installation finished first)

Tried manually doing the fsdk from a livecd and it didn't help the problem.

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  • What is your graphics adapter? Which drivers did you install and how? – Pilot6 Oct 14 '15 at 22:44
  • Please edit your question and add output of lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' terminal command. – Pilot6 Oct 14 '15 at 22:45
  • I can't exactly remember which drivers I installed. I have 2 NVIDIA GTX 760s in SLI. It was some single terminal command to install some Steam OpenGL dependency. Will post output in a minute when I switch over – lordnoob Oct 14 '15 at 23:01
  • Here's the output for the command - again, sorry for the abhorrent photo quality: i.imgur.com/mP1wsOZ.jpg – lordnoob Oct 14 '15 at 23:15
  • Do you have 2 Nvidia cards? – Pilot6 Oct 14 '15 at 23:17

You need to install proprietary Nvidia drivers. Run in terminal

sudo apt-get install nvidia-346

and reboot.

  • On my rescue cd thing it apt-get doesn't work (unknown command). Bearing in mind that the only way I've been able to access the console is this bootable USB, (recovery mode even hangs), how should I go about executing this command? – lordnoob Oct 14 '15 at 23:22
  • boot with nomodeset askubuntu.com/questions/162075/… Then install the driver. – Pilot6 Oct 14 '15 at 23:24
  • Is it just the general pendrive/live installation that works (I have a similar thing with another distro - debian, and was wondering if I could save some time and use that), or should I specifically use Ubuntu? – lordnoob Oct 14 '15 at 23:26
  • Hi can you help me? So when I boot into the live installation, I need network drivers to get the package. How can I include network drivers with the live install? – lordnoob Oct 14 '15 at 23:52
  • You need network drivers? How old is that dinosaur of a computer you have? – Daniel Oct 15 '15 at 0:40

To all users from future

Solution:

IN GRUB click e and in wall of text replace :

quiet splash

with

nomodeset

(RUN ctrl+x) This is temporary to make it permanent use grub-customizer

It should run now.

If you are stuck in login loop, do this:

First in tty (ctrl + alt + f1)

sudo apt remove --purge nvidia*

ctrl+alt+f7 to go back, log in and:

https://askubuntu.com/a/848668/657988

This was the only answer that help me install newest drivers on GTX960M

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