Ubuntu – Changing display settings during ubuntu 15.04 installation


I am trying to install ubuntu 15.04 as my first OS on a new PC. When i boot it from usb and select either "try ubuntu without installing" or "install ubuntu" i get the ubuntu logo for a few seconds and then an "out of range" disclaimer on my monitor. I've read that this is somehow connected to display settings being too high for the monitor but i have no idea how to change them. So my question is how to change any display settings during ubuntu installation or if there is any other way to solve the "out of range" issue?

My monitor: ASUS VS 197

My graphics card: GeForce GTX 970 JetStream

Best Answer

  • You need to boot with nomodeset parameter.

    If you boot in UEFI mode, when you get the menu "Try Ubuntu", "Install Ubuntu", etc., press e and type in nomodeset after splash.

    After you successfully install Ubuntu you probably will need to boot with nomodeset again, then install Nvidia drivers by

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install nvidia-346