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posted at 28. Jan '18
Ubuntu Studio Installation Experience
Essentially this is how to install Ubuntu and it’s flavours like Ubuntu Studio, Kubuntu, …
There’s a bit sarcasm here, because there were issues that are easy for me (but I rage anyways), but not less skilled user.
- Start installer
- Wait 10 minutes at 4th step in the installer, because you want to use proprietary drivers
- Start terminal (live env ftw.) and run
topto ensure it didn’t freeze, because you only see wait cursor
- Select custom partitioning. Find out you cannot create encrypted swap with a key randomly generated when swap partition is mounted
- Fine, no swap partition then, need to fix it manually later
- Install nvidia-current package to install nvidia binary driver
- Find out that “current” is version 308 while the latest version is 384 (like half a year newer) while looking at
dmesgand /var/log/X.org.log and seeing something about unsupported graphics card (GTX 1060). Restart
- Install something
- Find out that plymouth (graphical interface for booting process) doesn’t work with nVidia binary driver and computer freezes shortly after kernel loads up
- Find out there’s no brasero on live CD and you cannot burn Debian stable
- Find out your Windows installation is no longer in Grub menu and you cannot burn Debian stable
- Mess around for a bit and get comfortable with no Debian stable in the foreseeable future
- Search on the internet
- Okay, remove “splash” option in Grub entry and press F10
- Remove everything called plymouth:
apt-get purge plymouth*. Hahaha. It will install gdm instead of lightdm. Well…fine
- Find out it didn’t help and now you see black screen shortly after boot
- Rage for a bit. Maybe curse a little
- Use that answer from StackOverflow (or was it a different site?) and edit Grub config in
/etc/default/grub(as root) and remove “splash” option.
- Meanwhile find out when you press “i” or “a” in xterm, it won’t switch to insert mode in
vi, but starts to print weird stuff. WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON???
- Don’t show off and use
- Yay, Windows is back and Ubuntu Studio also works again
- You don’t really need swap for now, procrastinate