Ubuntu17.10 nvidia driver black screen loop

Asked by prabhat

After I installed latest Nvidia driver-390 and tried to boot after shutting down once I faced a black screen problem. since, I'm a noob but something related to nvidia drivers couldn't be started. Then I followed https://askubuntu.com/a/968692/802490
While following these instructions re-installing of nvidia drivers failed. The only things that worked is purging the drivers and changing "WaylandEnable=false" in (/etc/gdm3/custom.conf). Now, I want to re-install nvidia drivers again but I'm afraid that this will lead to that problem again. Can anyone help in re-installing the driver such that I won't face that problem?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Have you tried Bionic (Ubuntu 18.04). Bionic is LTS and supported until April 2023. It will also have later packages and kernel which may help too

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prabhat (prabhat7298) said :

I've not tried it as I'm afraid any changes can lead to breaking of my existing development setup. I don't know why 17.10 hasn't got LTS. I loved it so much due to Gnome

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