Ubuntu – Trouble with Nvidia GPU and Ubuntu 16.04


I'm trying to install Ubuntu 16.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 710 with a Nvidia Geforce 940M graphics card. I've looked at all the instructions online including adding nomodeset or nouveau.modeset=0 to the linux line after hitting e on the grub menu during boot. I've also tried disabling secure boot.

None of these seem to work, as I'm able to get into the login after doing nouveau.modeset=0 after purging all nvidia drivers from the recovery boot shell. But whenever I install the nvidia drivers and try to reboot, it always freezes, and then I'm back to square one. Can somebody please help?

Best Answer

To boot I had to edit the linux line on grub with acpi = off nouveau.modeset=0 Then I had to update the kernel to generic 4.7. Things seem to work now.

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