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I have already opened a topic about this before, but I have tried some other things since. I have recently purchased a computer with an nvidia 1070 graphics card. Ubuntu is having problems running this however.
I have tried following things:

1. After installing Ubuntu, an error occurred stating "out of range error". I solved by adding 'nomodeset' to the into grub config file. Reference Link: How do I set 'nomodeset' after I've already installed Ubuntu?
The only difference was that I had to press 'esc' once while booting.

2. After this, on Desktop was not showing any of the icons, just the purple screen. From following guide and have worked through most of the solutions: Graphics issues after/while installing Ubuntu 16.04/16.10 with NVIDIA graphics

3. After doing all this, I got stuck in login screen. As I try to login into the system and it never logged into system and comes back to the login screen again, Tried to solve as per given solution in following link; installed lightdm and tried to reconfigure it: 14.04 unity does not start after login screen
Installation succeeded and when doing 'sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm' it. No screen pops up which lets me choose which one I want to use.

Anyway assuming it would all work fine, rebooted my computer and logged in (I didn't get stuck into a login screen), however the items didn't load sigh.

So it appears that I am kind of stuck in an error loop which I can't get out of.

Does anybody have any suggestions for this?

Riaan

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I believe I have fixed the issue for now!

After some hours of research I noticed that I could do some basic stuff with my ubuntu terminal after logging in. I had the empty screen and could get basic options by right clicking the mouse.

So i figured, perhaps Unity is just not working properly.

In my case the following solved it:

How enable Unity again?

I hope this helps others too!

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