I've followed steps in other posts on how to correctly install and remove nvidia drivers. However, I've encountered issues trying to do this.
I used to have a GTX 1070 (ASUS) which worked okay on the nvidia-378 drivers available through ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa. However, after reinstalling these drivers from nothing, they don't work for my 1060. I have done the following:
- ppa-purged the graphics drivers repo using the ppa-purge package and readded it using sudo add-apt-repository
- purged the nvidia drivers and reinstalled using sudo apt remove --purge nvidia-*, sudo apt install nvidia-375
- reinstalled ubuntu desktop using sudo apt install --reinstall
None of these came through with any errors, but despite all this i still boot to a low resolution message saying that my input devices or displays are wrongly configured. I can't boot to desktop at all but I can load the tty.
With help, I've managed to diagnose further. http://termbin.com/pnrf (I'll add the actual output to the question when i reboot my machine) shows the output of running
sudo dmesg | tail -n 50
Trying to restart LightDM after loading the module does nothing to help the matter. The Xorg.0.log file is here: http://termbin.com/7wse