May 13, 2019
I was installing Ubuntu on my gaming laptop as I recently upgraded to a gaming PC. It’s an ASUS ROG Strix GL553VD with a NVIDIA GTX 1050 graphics card and a Intel i7-7700HQ processor. I was not able to install the NVIDIA drivers on install as I could not be connected to the Internet at the time.
When I got to the end of the installation, I was presented with a dialog to “Restart Now.” When I clicked it, my laptop froze. When I did a hard reset (pressing the off button and then turning it back on again), I was faced with a blank screen.
After some searching, I found the solution on Ask Ubuntu.
1. Turn on computer
2. Press SHIFT to get to the GRUB screen
3. Select Advanced Options for Ubuntu
4. Highlight the first option and hit the
ro quiet splash with
nomodeset quiet splash
Adding this option will make it so that upon botting, it will not load the graphics drivers. This is temporary since I have to eventually install the NVIDIA drivers (I just don’t have internet at the moment, waiting for a router).