I'm using Solus and LOVE it. I cannot run Linux on my Ryzen3 I have now at all. Nothing will boot. I think it has that bug.
Does anyone know if the newer Ryzen5's would work with Linux now? I believe Solus is using a newer kernel.
Try Pop Os. I’ve found it’s far and away the most compatible with new hardware.
Shouldn't be any more compatible than the latest Ubuntu on which it's based- the few times I've run it I've been less than impressed. Came across as pointlessly customized, I get and appreciate the commercial perspective of course, but perhaps a bit niche for those not running the intended hardware.
For the OP's problem I expect there to be something going on between hardware and BIOS / UEFI. Solus is a bit niche itself, but if bare Ubuntu won't run on something I'd be looking real close at the system itself.
I couldn’t get Ubuntu to work on the build in my signature. I would either get a blank screen with cursor, or after some troubleshooting and getting into the GUI, I would get stuck at driver installation with nothing being available in the list of prop. drivers. I messed with secure boot and other boot options but couldn’t get Ubuntu 18.10, Manjaro, Mint 18.04, or Solus to work. Pop OS both NVIDIA and regular installed and worked great.
Wow, cool. Wonder if the 2080Ti was the culprit. The 1080Ti below had no problem with Manjaro, but it wouldn't extend the DE to my three side monitors off the AMD card whilst Ubuntu MATE did it upon booting the install image.
You might check Ubuntu 19.04 and see if the installer lights everything up- seems they're integrating more recent closed Nvidia drivers in the install as opposed to it being a post-install config option.
Could also be something else entirely...
The drivers were the issue for sure. The 2080ti won’t even run on older drivers. Ubuntu 18.04 and the release of 18.10 when I downloaded it had a driver that didn’t work with the 2080ti (except the open source and those are a complete joke for Nvidia).