Can’t get Nvidia MX150 GPU to work on laptop, with the nvidia driver installed

It’s another one of these problems with the “NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn’t communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running“.

The driver is installed but doesn’t seem to be working. Tried installing through additional drivers tab and using command “ubuntu-drivers install” after purging everything Nvidia related. Selecting the Nvidia GPU in Nvidia X server settings window does select it but I’m still on Intel after a reboot and the full Nvidia settings windows is not showing, same with using prime-select.
Now I read a few of these threads around with mostly the same issue, tried a few things posted (like everything in this thread), but so far none of them seem to be working for me. Really not sure what to do at this point.

Kernel version is: 5.13.0-27-generic

Graphics hardware: Intel UHD 620+Geforce MX150

OS: Zorin OS 16 (Ubuntu 20.04 based).

Attaching the log file.
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (1.3 MB)

The nvidia gpu is turned off. Please check if you have bbswitch installed and uninstall it.

Unfortunately it looks like bbswitch is not present on the system.

Also there is no option to enable gpu in the laptops bios and secure boot is turned off as well.

Then please check if you can return to a 5.11 kernel in grub menu as the current Ubuntu 5.13 kernel has a known bug that nvidia gpus can’t be turned on.
Alternatively, you can switch back to the 5.4 GA kernel: