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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Try the boot option:


If that's no good then try:


oregon duckman (oregonduckman) said : #2

The nomodeset thing got me past the black screen however the video performance is horrible.

OK now you can see things can you run:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt clean
sudo reboot

This will give you full updates and may help

When asked for your password you will get no feedback as you type.

oregon duckman (oregonduckman) said : #5

Hmmm no change.

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