New to Linux and need help installing on a system with 2 graphics controllers

Asked by oregon duckman on 2020-07-31

I have a system with 2 graphics controllers. I want to use the built in graphics controller (intel HD 530) for Gnome and a Nvidia 1070i for machine learning processes. When I attempt to install Ubuntu 20.04 on my system I get a black screen after the installer boots to its initial screen. If I just let the install continue the screen goes black and the installer app seems (I hear the star sound) to load but I cannot interact with it since the screen is black.

If however I choose basic graphics I can see the installer which completes normally. At this point I do not know how to configure my system to use the built in Intel graphics controller to support Grnome and the NVidia controller to support non graphics CUDA applications.

Note that I am transitioning from Windows to Linux and know very little about configuring a Linux system in general and a Ubuntu system in particular.

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