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Old 05-16-2018, 02:02 PM   #1
lindiesel
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Installing nvidia graphics driver on Ubuntu


Hi All,

I am new to Ubuntu and Ubuntu 18.04 was freezing at the log in screen before I could log in. I looked up some stuff and they mentioned to install Nvidia Graphics driver.

Here's what I did:
Ctrl-Alt-F2
$ sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

then it asked me to setup a password to confirm it later etc. Now's it's stuck on :

processing triggers for libc-bin
$

It seems like to wants to me type in a command. Any help would be appreciated!
 
Old 05-16-2018, 02:30 PM   #2
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Should not be that way. Even if you do not install Nvidia drivers explicitly, nouveau should take care of your GUI rendering by default.

Tell us more about the freezing issue. Is this a new install or are you upgrading from an older version? Did you happen to check your system for possible conflicts with a ubuntu live USB/live CD first?

Also, as you are being presented with a $ prompt, what happens when you reboot ? [systemctl reboot -i should reboot your system]

Code:
$ sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

then it asked me to setup a password to confirm it later etc. Now's it's stuck on :

processing triggers for libc-bin
$
Also, please post outputs of -

Code:
$ sudo ubuntu-drivers devices
$ sudo ubuntu-drivers list
 
Old 05-16-2018, 02:35 PM   #3
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Also, here's a helpful link.
 
Old 05-16-2018, 04:47 PM   #4
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The easiest way to install the drivers is to hit your windows key, start typing the word drivers and then click the software and updates. Go to additional drivers tab, select nvidia and apply it.

Can you also give/share your computer specs too?

Last edited by jkirchner; 05-16-2018 at 04:49 PM.
 
Old 05-17-2018, 08:41 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lindiesel View Post
Hi All,

I am new to Ubuntu and Ubuntu 18.04 was freezing at the log in screen before I could log in. I looked up some stuff and they mentioned to install Nvidia Graphics driver.

Here's what I did:
Ctrl-Alt-F2
$ sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

then it asked me to setup a password to confirm it later etc. Now's it's stuck on :

processing triggers for libc-bin
$

It seems like to wants to me type in a command. Any help would be appreciated!
The $ symbol is a "prompt" indicating that the first command has completed. (Successfully, if there were no error messages?) Now the Terminal is ready for your next command.

Try rebooting and see if that solves your problem. If not, you got some excellent advice from the posters above.

Last edited by snowpine; 05-17-2018 at 08:44 AM.
 
Old 05-17-2018, 09:03 AM   #6
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'Processing triggers' happens during package installation. Did the package install complete perhaps?
 
  


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