So I’d been running the nvidia 390 driver just fine until yesterday. After a software update, somehow I got reset back to the default nouveau driver. After reinstalling the driver from the nvidia repository, the OS broke. So, I reinstalled the whole OS.
But now, everything I’d done previously (to be listed in the following links) to get the drivers installed isn’t working.
Before, all I had to do was do updates, install drivers, and then blacklist nouveau. At the time it made boot times excessively long (up to 2 minutes on a 960 evo) while windows boots were nowhere near that length. Then I found a link to something that sortof resolve that, apparently some network service was taking too long to start. Boot times were then 50 seconds-1 minute (still not ideal)
I dealt with that for a while until the 4.18 kernel update dropped, and then poof! Everything worked normally. After a software update just a day ago, it all broke. And now, I cannot successfully install the drivers and fix the long boot times with all the previous methods. I’ve even tried installing other driver revisions to no avail.
Any ideas what the workaround is for this? Do i just run content with the default driver?