2070 super not recognized in Ubuntu 20.04

brian@brian-AERO-17-XB:~$ ubuntu-drivers devices
== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.3/0000:03:00.0 ==
modalias : pci:v00008086d00002723sv00008086sd00000084bc02sc80i00
vendor : Intel Corporation
model : Wi-Fi 6 AX200
manual_install: True
driver : backport-iwlwifi-dkms - distro free

no nvidia detected above
below, it is detected but not in any meaningful way.

brian@brian-AERO-17-XB:~$ sudo lshw -c video
[sudo] password for brian:
description: VGA compatible controller
product: NVIDIA Corporation
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
logical name: /dev/fb0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller cap_list fb
configuration: depth=32 latency=0 mode=3840x2160 visual=truecolor xres=3840 yres=2160

Do I need to wait for an updated driver to use my new laptop? nvidia-bug-report.log (604.3 KB)

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Looks like you booted into an older kernel. It was working with 5.4.0-25, you’re now running 5.4.0-24. Unfortunately, you used the .run installer meanwhile, overwriting files.
Please try this:

  • remove the .run installer driver using the --uninstall option
  • re-install the driver from repo (sudo apt install --reinstall nvidia-driver-440)
  • make sure nvidia-prime is installed (sudo apt install nvidia-prime)
  • switch to nvidia (sudo prime-select nvidia)
  • remove stray blacklist files (sudo rm /lib/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia.conf /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia.conf)
  • update the initrd (sudo update-initramfs -u)
  • reboot to latest 5.4 kernel
    If this doesn’t resolve the issue, please create a new nvidia-bug-report.log, also post the output of
    dkms status
  1. I went to the .run installer and --uninstalled it. But it said it wasnt installed.
  2. I installed it through the .run and then I --uninstall
  3. I rebooted into the latest kernel… and BAM it is working.

I can only guess that something was hiding in the .run process that, when cleaned up, allowed it to work. I am not really sure. I am just happy its working!