Ok, so I normally never post on these forums but after about a week of reading forums and attempting to fix the problem on my own I have to ask for external help. Just as a note, my laptop is dual boot to windows and ubuntu and the driver works fine on windows but I want to load it on ubuntu for computing projects for my classes.
Here is the current problem: the Nvidia driver on my ubuntu laptop is currently installed but not loading. Here are the current stats on my laptop.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic
My graphics card on the laptop is GeForce RTX 2060. Here is some information about my graphics card after running the command “sudo lshw -c video”
*-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: NVIDIA Corporation 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 configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:c3000000-c3ffffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff memory:c0000000-c1ffffff ioport:4000(size=128) memory:c2000000-c207ffff *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: Intel Corporation vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 00 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pciexpress msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=i915 latency=0 resources: irq:158 memory:c5000000-c5ffffff memory:a0000000-afffffff ioport:5000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff
I have attempted to install the latest graphics driver versions using the following commands
sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver-340 nvidia-cuda-toolkit
Although after installing the nvidia driver, I get an error after running the nvidia-smi command
NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.
Now, when I try to install the nvidia driver from the run file that I download from the nvidia website https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us# I get the error Unable to load the ‘nvidia-drm’ kernel module which seems odd to me because I have disabled secure boot.
I have run the debug repot and attached the results to this post
/usr/bin/nvidia-bug-report.sh --safe-mode --extra-system-data
Here is a link to the bug report https://drive.google.com/file/d/14BEffrYrMtWZnGJuJRbffujrmj1QF6IE/view?usp=sharing (not sure how to attach files but added a link to my google drive where I uploaded the file).
As an additional note, I added the commands nouveau.modeset=0 nvidia-drm.modeset=1 to my grub boot sequence as per what I had found worked for other people online. It may be that my ubuntu installation is corrupted and I need to reinstall but I would like to know if there is any way to address this problem. If you need any more information from my system or anything else I should do please respond with more information.