I’ve installed Ubuntu 16.04.3 on a Novatech Elite N1773 as the sole OS. Initially it would hang at the final stage where a reboot was solicited. From research here and elsewhere I surmised the nVidia card might be the problem so I set nomodeset as a boot option. Then I escaped the reboot prompt and launched Unity. From here I ran:
sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get full-upgrade;
The graphics card is showing as:
Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 4.0, 256 bits)
sudo apt-get install nvidia-390
lsmod shows nouveau drivers before and nvidia after. I’ve also tried nvidia-current. Is there a particular version of drivers that might work? Should I use a different windows manager or distribution?