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There is already a bunch of "I installed Nvidia drivers and now Ubuntu is borked" questions. What do we do with this?
I've only found two useful answers;
- Disable secure boot; this seems to enable some people to use their Nvidia graphics card.
- Uninstall the Nvidia driver.
Any idea how to move forward? Do we make one Canonical question for nvidia + 16.04 or one question for each "symptom" (one for blank screen, one for login cycle, ..)
asked Apr 24, 2016 at 1:02
The problem is that with new kernels DKMS modules do not load.
That's why people can't use the drivers with Secure Boot on.
I wrote a Q&A for it and hope someone tests the solution. I do not have Nvidia on an UEFI machine.
But it should fix the DKMS issue.
answered Apr 25, 2016 at 15:37
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Any flood of questions around the same problem should be dealt with in the same way:
- Make sure the best example of one of these questions is answered. Even if that's "This is a bug, this is what's happening, this is where you can subscribe to track its progress"
- Dupe-Close future instances against that good example.
- Sip on a Mai Tai, you're done.
Pilot6's Q&A seems as good as any (it could be better, eg link to active bugs) so I'd suggest closing against that unless a better version appears.
answered Apr 26, 2016 at 17:23
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