Ubuntu 18.10 won;t boot after NVIDIA driver installation.

Hello! I’ve installed the recommended 390 driver (and also tried the same with 340, and 410) and got this when trying to boot:
So my Ubuntu doesn’t boot, I managed to delete the driver and it works with open source one, but how can I get the Nvidia driver that’d actually work?

My specs:

CPU Phenom II 4x 955

GPU GeForce GTX 650

8 Gigs of RAM

Ubuntu 18.10 64-bit

Hope for some help :)

Your attachment can’t be opened: “vBulletin Message: The administrator may have required you to register before you can view this page”

You haven’t attached an NVIDIA bug report.

This won’t get us anywhere.


Sorry, I fixed the problem with attachment, but not sure about the NVIDIA bug reporta and how to do it. Could you help me?


Ok. Nevermind. Gonna check Ubuntu when it’s gonna be as good as Windows.

Anytime you choose to.
Just an explanation, the photo you attached is the equivalent of a Windows black screen, only telling “doesn’t work”. Only difference is that it is sure you didn’t forget to power the monitor;)
Overall, it points to a hardware issue while switching to graphics mode. The open source driver does not reclock, so it often runs on broken hardware. Does the system run fine with Windows and the nvidia driver?
For troubleshooting, you can append


to the kernel commandline (hit ‘e’ at the grub boot menu) so you’re dropped to a text login. There you can run nvidia-bug-report.sh as root and attach the resulting .gz file to your post. This will collect the system logs and put it into a file.
Attaching Files: hovering the mouse over an existing post of yours will reveal a paperclip icon.

In case you don’t know how to get that .gz file to upload it, use pastebinit:
If you have internet connection, you can use pastebinit to upload it from console.

  • install pastebinit (apt install pastebinit)
  • unzip logfile (gunzip nvidia-bug-report.log.gz)
  • upload logfile (pastebinit -i nvidia-bug-report.log)
  • note down and post the url you’re given

Yeah, my system runs pretty smooth on Windows 10. Thank you for your time and help, but I’m stick with Windows for now. Appreciate the help.