Ubuntu 16.04 1080ti Driver tut (Outdated, see desc)

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UPDATE: The runfile installer should support the 1080ti now. You should just be able to install drivers by downloading and running the runfile. The video might still have some useful info, but don’t do the hard way with the extra PPA until you have tried the easy runfile way.

If you’re having trouble booting from the live usb, try replacing the ‘—‘ after ‘quiet splash’ with ‘$vt_handoff nouveau.modeset=0’. Thanks to Outer Mind for this one.

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  1. Hi @Jousboxx. Excellent video. Thanks for sharing.

    Do you know if the current Runfile installer has the newer drivers that supports the 1080ti? I'm beginner Linux Ubuntu so prefer to avoid the challenging setup if possible.

    If not, I've got an Asrock motherboard. I noticed that you said you need to press e on the grub menu. I've tried pressing e but it doesn't give me the same option you have. What do I need to do to get the screen up to run the 'nomodeset'?

  2. Thanks a lot for your perfect video. After testing so many procedures here and there and becoming totally depressed, I finally succeed to install CUDA on my laptop (GT 425M). Hope it work with my pc running a Tesla K20X as well. The main point of the process is blacklisting the current driver and NOT install driver that comes with CUDA toolkit package as you point it out correctly.   
    Just those who want to use CUDA programing features applying two more settings is necessary.
    These two lines shall be executed in terminal:
    $ export PATH=/usr/local/cuda-8.0/bin${PATH:+:${PATH}}
    $ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda-8.0/lib64${LD_LIBRARY_PATH:+:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}}
    and everything is fine hereafter.
    Thank you again

  3. Thanks a lot for the "nomodeset" thing :DD
    I've been looking for a solution for days now, so you saved me a lot of time.
    I saw it nowhere else on the Internet, you should put your solution on askubuntu or stackexchange.
    But again, thanks a lot 😀

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