I have a fresh install of ubuntu 16.04 on a razer stealth rz09 with nvidia gtx1060 gpu (this gpu being the reason i got the machine). The system freezes often upon login, with both the current and previous kernels. If I use one of the grub options to do a dpkg repair occasionally I am able to boot, and I've managed to do apt-get update and upgrade but still hit the boot hang most of the time. I have a windows partition from which I am writing this but would like to continue with linux since the servers I work off are all linux. This is the second time I've installed linux on this machine, the first time getting stuck after attempting a cuda install - but this time the drivers are all stock! I currently boot with 'secure boot disabled' fwiw. Anyway if someone has some pointers I would appreciate it

  • What is the feedback from the console? – Raman Sailopal Dec 21 '17 at 12:06
  • Some of the answers here may be helpful: askubuntu.com/q/4408/507051 – dessert Dec 21 '17 at 12:17
  • can you provide the contents of /var/log/boot? – vfbsilva Dec 21 '17 at 14:05
  • /var/log/boot.log after a succesful login (no freeze ) pasted here and dmesg output pasted here . This was after a windows boot, which I have heard temporarily allows a subsequent boot into linux. I'll try rebooting now and see if it hangs again. @RamanSailopal I wasnt clear on what kind of feedback you were after – jeremy_rutman Dec 21 '17 at 16:02
  • Press F3 when the system boots, this will switch you from the boot splash screen to the console messages. – Raman Sailopal Dec 21 '17 at 16:10

Using 'nomodeset' in grub as described here and then install of driver using standard install worked for me.


Well, I had the same problem: My PC was freezing randomly. I tried Ubuntu 16, 17 and 18.04 and everything was the same. I tried several drivers and didn't get a solution. I tried several solutions that I found in the forums and got bad and harmful results.

My solution was: I stopped using the graphical nvidia card, removed it and now I'm using the integrated Intel HD graphics card (Intel® HD Graphics 530 card (Skylake GT2)) and all the problems were solved!

  • see reply above - nomodeset in grub seems to do the trick – jeremy_rutman Mar 26 '18 at 7:09
  • Not for me. My Nvidia graphic Card works fine with Windows, but it doesn work with Ubuntu 17 neither beta 18.04, so the problems are the drivers in Ubuntu. I had removed Nvidia graphic Card and now I using the integrated Intel graphics processor (-Intel® HD Graphics 530 (Skylake GT2) -) and the problem was gone. Well, for me this is the real solution while Ubuntu and partners find the solution of the problem with this graphics card – wmora2 Mar 28 '18 at 20:28

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