Ubuntu – Trouble installing Ubuntu 16.04 since I got GTX 1070


I was running ubuntu with windows, and once I got my GTX 1070, and installed the nvidia drivers on windows it caused Ubuntu to go black screen whenever I would load it from grub. Additionally my asus monitor has a box that says "out of range" whenever I tried to run Ubuntu with the black screen. When I ran ubuntu it would be the black screen with the box that says "out of range", but I could still hear it going to the login screen.

I erased my SSD and reinstalled windows with the nvidia drivers and now when I try to install ubuntu it loads up from my usb, and it turns black once at the install screen. I have never had this problem until I got the GTX 1070. Does anyone know how to fix this?

Best Answer

There is a compiled driver that already supports GTX 1070, which is 367.

I didn't know about the nomodeset command,so what I did is just use my integrated graphics to boot up into Ubuntu and install the latest driver that supports GTX 1070 (which is 367) from the graphics-driver PPA. Do not install the latest driver from the Nvidia's website because it won't install the 32 bit drivers and causes some application fails to start, such as Steam.

After you booted up into Ubuntu using your integrated graphics or using the nomodeset, install the drivers from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-367

and after that reboot your machine, now you can start using your GTX 1070/1080. You can read my full write up.