So I have been avoiding this issue for a while, but now that I want to game more seriously on my distro, I was hoping to use the proprietary NVIDIA drivers on my Dell XPS 9560. I have a very vague memory (which I have probably mentally blocked because of the trauma) of having issues with NVIDIA drivers and ended up using the free drivers.
Fast-forward to the other day, I decided to install the nonfree drivers by using
sudo mhwd -a pci nonfree 0300
The result of this is the DE hangs on boot (or at least I assume that is what is happening, it stays at a black screen, although I am able to enter a shell by entering CTRL+ALT+F4).
I have tried installing different drivers suggested by the output in
sudo mhwd -l
But it always results in the computer booting up to a black screen.
Any help would be appreciated. I am pretty comfortable doing anything except for reinstalling seeing as I wasn’t smart enough to put my /home in its own partition and it will end up being a massive hassle…
Thanks in advance!