I'm past my 3rd install now, willing to give 1 more try to install.
- Intel i5-6600k
- Msi z170a m7
- Evga GeForce GTX 960 SSC GGDR5 PCI-E
- Samsung SM951 M.2 Pci-e
Last guide tried: Getting GeForce GTX960 to work with Ubuntu
Both answers there did not help, the second answer says add nomodeset using program boot-repair which I can't understand how to do. Used nomodeset and blacklisting before, just haven't stopped the gui using light dm.
Problem: Without installing drivers, Ubuntu has a background with different shades of purple. No icons etc, which led to 3 attempts of different variations of nvidia driver installations. The drivers get updated to nvidia, reboot, get the encryption password box come up and the mouse cursor stops working. The keyword works but you cannot type in the box.
Reboot, go into bios, mouse doesn't work still, continue to boot ubuntu after selecting from boot menu. Now it just has plain purple screen.
Reboot and go into safemode, go into the command root and it has a freak out and the screen gets pixel lag and you can't see what's happening.
I am looking for a definitive guide to getting this working. Don't skip anything as I am a complete noob. Don't link me to a guide, chances are I have read it! Please, please help me, you can understand the frustration of this.