I'm trying to install Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 but I have problems when I boot up.

My machine has 2 SSDs:

  • First one with Windows 10
  • Second one with Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 (on which I boot)

I installed an encrypted Ubuntu with LVM on the SSD. When I booted everything went fine but after going to "additional drivers", and restarting, I get a black screen.

I tried typing my password to decrypt my partition but nothing happens.

Things I tried:

  • CTRL + ALT + F1 (tried to put "nomodeset" into /etc/defaults/grub") but I can't get the prompt.
  • I also tried to press "E" when the grub screen appears and to put "nomodeset" after "quiet splash"
  • I tried a regular Ubuntu 16.04 and check the disks

My graphic card is a GTX 780.

Is there something I missed ?


  • 1
    You might want to remove the quiet splash part to get some visual feedback. Jun 24 '16 at 21:51
  • I tried... It doesn't fix the problem, unfortunately
    – Synystrose
    Jun 26 '16 at 1:13
  • Apparently I'm not the only one, some people fixed the problem by disabling secure boot (I did it too) but the problem is stil the same..
    – Synystrose
    Jun 26 '16 at 17:33

I have same problem so I gave up ubuntu splash in favor of working boot.
You can:

  1. Edit /etc/default/grub replacing GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet"
  2. before reboot call sudo update-grub from terminal

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