Yesterday, I encountered the login loop error. I tried to look up what to do, but some of it just made the screen worse. Supposedly some of it was caused by having nvidia as your graphics card or something? Well, I gave up, and erased everything, and reinstalled as Ubuntu 16.10 yakkity yak. Besides being slower to start, the computer seems fine, except for one big problem. Once and a while, the graphics just give out and die? Like, if I click to open a menu of any kind, or even sometimes the internet itself, the screen becomes completely blurred with graphics where I can't see anything. When this happens, I try just pushing power and restarting, and it restarts, but it happens again always. In fact, I will be bookmarking this page as I will probably get froze again at any time. PLEASE somebody help, this is a nightmare.

  • Do you have a screenshot of the issue? Nov 5, 2016 at 19:21
  • Its impossible to recreate it to take a screenshot. It just happens randomly, and when it does, the entire computer freezes. Nov 5, 2016 at 19:23
  • Have you installed graphics drivers? Or did you just install the OS and just use it after that? Nov 5, 2016 at 19:24
  • I erased everything, went through the instructions to put 16.10 onto a 64 GB sandisk USB drive, made it into a startup disk, went through the process of installing 16.10. What do I do to install the graphics drivers? Nov 5, 2016 at 19:26
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    @PorkyMinch Sorry but I have to be the bearer of bad news. A reality check is in order: nForce 430 is obsolete. Nvidia has no recommendation re: Linux drivers for that chipset. Ina nutshell, it isn't compatible with any modern 3D desktop environment like Unity, KDE or Gnome. Your best chance is with Lubuntu (LXDE). Now, adding a newer graphics card (PCIe x16), even the cheapest (Nvidia) one you can find now will make a huge difference.
    – user589808
    Nov 5, 2016 at 21:22


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