View Full Version : [SOLVED] Can't install 16.04.3 with NVIDIA Gefore GTX 1050Ti

August 23rd, 2017, 06:20 PM

I just built a new rig with a Ryzen 1700 processor, Gigabyte AB-350 Gaming 3 motherboard, and a Geforce GTX 1050Ti. When I try to install or try 16.04.3 live from a USB, it just hangs on the purple screen with the ubuntu text and the 5 lights just sequentially run through but nothing ever happens.

Ryzen doesn't have graphics integrated so I have to boot through the video card which I think is the issue but I could be wrong.

I did install Manjaro successfully but I had to make a change on the boot screen to use "non-free" drivers and it worked. I would like to switch back to Ubuntu however.

Does anyone know how to get this machine booted? I'm guessing I have to do something regarding the graphics card when I boot from the USB or perhaps it is something else.

Thanks in advance

August 23rd, 2017, 07:48 PM
linuxthunder; Hi !

A common kernel (boot)parameter is nomodeset, which is needed for some graphic cards that otherwise boot into a black screen or show corrupted splash screen. See : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1613132 on how to use this parameter ,

I too have a later generation nvidia card, and I had to initially boot up with "nomodeset", then install the proprietary driver.

works for me

August 24th, 2017, 12:43 AM
You're the man!!! That was really easy. The only thing that link doesn't specify is where to type in nomodeset so I did a search and found an ask ubuntu thread that specified to delete "quiet splash" and replace that with "nomodeset."

Thanks for your help! Appreciate it.

August 24th, 2017, 01:12 AM
linuxthunder; Great .

You have a proprietary driver now installed, and all is rosy ?
If so; Then
Please mark this thread solved;
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keep on keep'n on

August 24th, 2017, 01:47 PM
Yes, proprietary driver installed and everything working great! Thanks