After installing some updates my Ubuntu system (Dell Inspiron 7540) is stuck at the Black screen. It simply says “dev/sda…”
This is similar to what I’m seeing
I’m able to access tty from here and I hear a lightdm beep sound whenever it boots to the black screen.
However, uninstalling the proprietary drivers (using the default nouveau driver) allows me to boot. But
it won’t let met hook up to my external monitors. Reinstalling the proprietary drivers only reverted to the black screen as mentioned above.
Steps I’ve taken:
- Purge nvidia drivers and reinstall (I tried all drivers from 460 to 390)
- Install lightdm (Switch from gdm3, no luck)
- Reinstall xserver-xorg
- Checked /var/logs/Xorg.1.logs looks fine
- restarting lightdm from terminal (goes back to same situation)
- Dell Inspiron 7540
- Nvidia MX250
- Intel i5
- Ubuntu 20.04.2