Seemingly across versions (I tried 410, 396, 390, and 340 from the graphics-drivers PPA), installing the driver leads to a black screen at boot.
- A note on how I ran the script (because I’m not sure I collected the data right): Booting the newer kernel leads to a black screen, and the newer kernel’s recovery mode root shell prompt freezes after these lines (pic: https://imgur.com/a/2emfPOz)…so I ran the script from the older kernel boot option. And, since I can boot and login to that older one but the screen goes black when I run ‘startx – -logverbose 6’, I ran that command and the script from the older kernel’s recovery mode root shell prompt. And by the way, running ‘startx – -logverbose 6’ showed this readout (pic: https://imgur.com/a/68WN6ca).
Terminal readout from when I install 410: https://paste.ubuntu.com/p/rd2DSV8YPW/
Also of interest: The first time I tried installing 410 from the PPA, it booted fine. But I couldn’t control the backlight using any solution I found in forums (see this post for what I tried: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2405749), so I reinstalled. Instead of simply ‘sudo apt install --reinstall nvidia-driver-410’, I’ve actually been doing something else at the suggestion of another thread:
‘dpkg -l | grep -i nvidia’ and ‘sudo apt purge’ ing everything that shows up, and then autoremove;
‘sudo apt install reinstall xorg xserver-xorg-core’;
and then ‘sudo apt install nvidia-…’ for every version I tried.
Other things I’m wondering about:
- Does this problem have to do with the way I purged nvidia when trying to reinstall?
- Am I supposed to have “CUDA”? Do I need that for nvidia drivers to work?
- Readout when I try to install 304 says I have unmet dependencies for xorg-video-abi-* and xserver-xorg-core.
More details about my system:
lspci -vnn | grep -i vga && sudo lshw -C video
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation GK107M [GeForce GT 650M Mac Edition] [10de:0fd5] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: GK107M [GeForce GT 650M Mac Edition] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: a1 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0 resources: irq:48 memory:c0000000-c0ffffff memory:90000000-9fffffff memory:a0000000-a1ffffff ioport:2000(size=128) memory:c1000000-c107ffff *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 09 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list configuration: driver=i915 latency=0 resources: irq:50 memory:c1400000-c17fffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff ioport:3000(size=64)
uname --all && lsb_release --all
Linux benny-MacBookPro 4.15.0-38-generic #41-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 10 10:59:38 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic
Any help would be MUCH appreciated; I’ve been stuck on this for weeks and will happily accept any workaround, solution, or other version I should try. :) Thanks.