I was able to us my Ubuntu 19.04 installation without any problems, but today while working it started to act strange. Every command I would enter into the terminal resulted in
permission denied. So I decided to reboot.
I would then enter the password to decrypt the partion, and then it would go to a blank screen, sometimes with a static
_ in the upper left corner.
Things I’ve tried
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to
Tried purging nvidia. But nothing was removed, presumably because it wasnt installed.
So try I tried install nvidia with
sudo apt install nvidia-driver-390.
This slightly changed the result, but only slightly. Now the screen is almost blank, with the exception of a green OK in the corner.
However, on subsequent reboots I now no longer get the green OK. I just get a static
hwinfo --gfxcard --short:
nvidia GP107M [Geforce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile] Intel UHD Graphics 630 Mobile
sudo mv /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.mybak but get
/etc/X11/xorg.conf no such file or directory.
sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia-*. And this uninstalled a lot of stuff!
sudo apt-get remove --purge xserver-xorg-video-nouveau but this
E: Unable to locate package xserver-xorg-video-nouveau