Yesterday, I did a fresh install of Linux Ubuntu 16.04. After that, I installed Gnome3. After that, I decided to use nVidia Binary Drivers and not nouveau since I had some screen flickering.

Tonight, I've got stucked on black screen which is showing after grub menu.

There's a light, monitor is working, but it's pure black.

I've Googled about this a lot recently. What I've tried:

Purging all nVidia packages and doing a fresh install of drivers and X server Using "nomodeset" and deleting "splash" from GRUB Updating initramfs Removing all nVidia packages, then installing manually, a few versions of driver I will provide any info you need, since I need my lap top tonight and I can't get it to work.

The lap top is ASUS X550VC, running Ubuntu 16.04. Graphic card is nVidia GeForce 720M.

Thank you.

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  • None of those solutions helped. I also didn't said that it is a dual GPU lap top (Intel HD4000 is the other GPU). I would also go for a fresh install if someone can provide me with the steps on how to install nVidia driver without any errors. – Dale Obradovic Apr 27 '16 at 0:32
  • Hmm. Does it work if you set nouveau.modeset=0 in GRUB and boot without using any proprietary drivers? – TheWanderer Apr 27 '16 at 0:37
  • I just purged nvidia* again, purged GNOME and installed nvidia-364. I will try to run it now with and withtou nouveau.modeset=0. Give me a second. – Dale Obradovic Apr 27 '16 at 0:42
  • It looks like lightdm is failing to start. I've removed Gnome for sure now & I've got login screen with Ubuntu Desktop. However, I can't login. Error message: Failed to start session. In tty1, there's a message "A start job is running for monitor and control system power state". – Dale Obradovic Apr 27 '16 at 0:47

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