I am having some problems installing 18.04 and showing the screen.
My laptop has a GTX 1050 Graphics,and a I-7 with integrated graphics. I've tried
nouveau.modeset=0, i915.modeset=0 and various other kernel params I have seen online.
I have also tried a fresh install of Ubuntu,reformatting the drive, etc. All with no luck. Here is some stuff I have found out along the way.
When I run Ubuntu in the try without installing, It does in fact load the OS fully; I know this for a fact because I hear a camera noise when I hit print screen. Also, I can connect a additional monitor and combined with the kernel
params(nomodeset, nouveau.modeset=0, i915.modeset=0) and I can finally see the UI.
I was able to install Ubuntu from this, load up the OS, and I tried to purge all NVidia packages, add in beta drivers, install them. After doing all that I have had still no luck.
How can I debug/fix this?
EDIT. I've done some more research and the problem still happens once i disable the splash screen by removing
quiet splash from the kernel parameters.
I just ended up ditching Ubuntu 18.04 and I am sticking with 17.10 for now.
I ran the installer with
nomodeset as a kernel parameter and I was able to install Ubuntu. Once it was installed i reran Ubuntu and followed the normal steps for installing beta drivers and I do not have any display problems at all.
I had the same problem with my Asus AX501, which also has a GTX Graphic, and an I-7, when I tried to install Ubuntu 16 and 18. But I resolved it by using the following this link.
In this links, the author installs a specific kernel of Grub (v. 4.3.5). Maybe you must do it via a LiveCD (USB). There is no need to follow all steps if you have installed the last version of Ubuntu.
This method only performs a problem on my laptop: The touchpad doesn't work or is unstable. Maybe someone knows if there are others kernels which work better in an Asus laptop.
If you have solved your problems using a different method, let me know it, please.