I have never been able to successfully install Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 kernel 5.3; it gives me a black screen on boot with nonblinking cursor. I’ve found that downgrading to kernel 4.15.0-88 can at least let me boot properly, so i’ve been living with the problem.
I recently purged all Nvidia packages to clean install CUDA, which resulted in me getting kernels 4.15.0-96 and 5.3.0-46 again.
4.15.0-96 does not respond to any input (keyboard/touchpad) at the login screen.
5.3.0-46 still gives me a black screen on boot with nonblinking cursor.
On 4.15.0-88, it is clear that the Nvidia modules are not loaded.
sudo modprobe nvidia modprobe: FATAL: Module nvidia not found in directory /lib/modules/4.15.0-88-generic nvidia-settings ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system nvidia-smi NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running. cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep nvidia [ 6.332] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia" [ 6.333] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module nvidia [ 6.333] (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module does not exist, 0)
nvidia-bug-report.log (823.7 KB)
A full history of issues here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1215038/random-icon-text-disppearing-on-nouveau-nvidia-black-screen-on-lightdm-gdm3-bo
Any help is appreciated!