I just installed Xenial, and I attempted to install the proprietary NVidia drivers. However, when I rebooted, the system went to a black screen (not even the backlight was on) and I had to reinstall. This happens with all three of the available choices of drivers (304, 304 updates, 340).

I'm using a MacBook Pro 7,1 with a GeForce 320m inside. The Nouveau drivers eventually crash the machine after about six hours of uptime and aren't good while they're running anyway.


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Thank you Mr. IRC Man.

I installed Bumblebee, and it now works except for the brightness control (for some reason nvidia-xconfig wasn't installed).

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