I browsed a bunch of post since yesterday, desperate to get this work, but without any success.
I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on this laptop MSI - GF63 8RD-436FR
By default nouveau driver just get a 800x600 screen res, that i can’t fix (xrandr doesnt detect display properley, and i found no way to increase the resolution)
The only solution that appears to me was to use nvidia drivers, and whatever may be the method i tried until now, i always end up with a login loop.
I tried .run install and ppa one, most post advise the ppa one.
For instance, when i do on a fresh install:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-390 nvidia-prime
and the typical stuff to blacklist nouveau :
options nouveau modeset=0
sudo update-initramfs -u
I end up on the same login loop.
Any hints or ideas ?
Many thanks to any brave soul that would have the least ideas about this.
nvidia-smi shoes gpu information, so i suppose driver is ok