I was installing ubuntu-Gnome 16.04 on my Asus ROG GL522VW laptop with an nvidia GTX 960m graphics card, and stumbled upon a problem.
After installation, I don't even get to the login screen. Instead my screen just freezes.
I had this problem before, and got my answer in this post:
Installing linux on ROG GL552VW (Beginner)
So I booted with nouveau.modeset=0, and everything boots just fine.
But after I use additional drivers to install the NVIDIA binary driver – version 361.42 from nvidia-361 (proprietary, tested), I only get a black screen when I try to boot regardless of whether nouveau.modeset=0 is set or not.
While the screen is black, when I try to access the command line with
ctrl + alt + f1 all I get is this:
A start job is running for Hold until boot process finishes up (Xmin Xs/no limit)
and no matter how much I will wait, it doesn't end and I have to reboot.
I followed the instructions in this post: Cannot boot system due to start job running for hold
When I boot after reinstalling everything and choosing lightdm – it basically works but my login screen looks like a unity login screen, and when I insert my credentials it shows me a very bugged screen with all kinds of broken images with some of the things I had on my last boot, and after a few seconds my screen flashes on and off and it boots into my normal desktop, but still keeps spitting out
system problem detected with only the option to close or report.
Also tried to install nvidia-355 and all kinds of versions, with no luck.
I wouldn't mind working with
nouveau.modeset=0, but as far as I understand this disables my graphics card and doesn't utilize all of it's potential?
Any help or insight will be greatly appreciated.
Sorry for the long post and if I should include more information please tell me what else I should include.
A huge thanks up front!
Reposted this question again and didn't know I can just edit the question to get it back up.
Edit2: Bumping again in a last effort to solve this issue
Please let me know if it is lacking information.