17.10 Installing Nvidia drivers kills the OS

Asked by Adam Canny on 2017-12-02

I want to be able to run things like Counter-Strike at a speed faster than like 2fps, and I heard that a way to do that is to install the proprietary drivers for the Graphics Card.

So I gave this a try, and when I rebooted the system, it just pops up a line of text reading: "[FAILED] Failed to start Load Kernel Modules"

I eventually had to purge the Nvidia drivers, reinstall Nouveau, and reboot.

Is there any way to install the drivers that Won't render my OS inoperable?

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

How did you try installing the nvidia drivers?
Using the Ubuntu-provided version or using a download from the nvidia web pages?

What is the output of the commands

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
sudo lshw -C display

Adam Canny (acanny11) said : #2

I used "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa"

uname -a :
Linux adam-ubuntu-desktop 4.13.0-17-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Mon Nov 6 10:04:08 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

lsb_release -crid:
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 17.10
Release: 17.10
Codename: artful

sudo lshw -C display:
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: GF106 [GeForce GTS 450]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
       version: a1
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
       resources: irq:127 memory:dc000000-dcffffff memory:d0000000-d7ffffff memory:d8000000-d9ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff

How are you installing the Nvidia drivers please?

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