Install Nvidia GTX 2080 driver on Ubuntu 16.04

  1. sudo vim /etc/default/grub # to change “quiet splash” to “quiet nosplash”
  2. sudo update-grub
  3. reboot
  4. (Press ESC)
  5. Select ubuntu recovery mode, enable networking, then root terminal.
  6. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers (if you haven’t already)
  7. sudo apt purge nvidia* (if you tried installing already)
  8. sudo apt install nvidia-418 (nvidia-430 doesn’t work with lightdm yet)
  9. You may need to sudo systemctl stop lightdm
  10. nvidia-smi (check your version is correct)

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