driver loading problem after upgrading to ubuntu 19.10 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050

Today after I upgraded my DELL G315 from ubuntu 19.04 to 19.10, my external hdmi monitor was not detected anymore.

I tried to go over the steps mentioned here https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1054973/linux/error-nvidia-driver-is-not-loaded-ubuntu-19-10-nvidia-430-14/ with no success.

Thanks for any advice.

nvidia-settings

ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded

ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system

(nvidia-settings:6785): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 22:55:18.396: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
** Message: 22:55:18.406: PRIME: Requires offloading
** Message: 22:55:18.406: PRIME: is it supported? yes

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (92.1 KB)

Please try this:

  • 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
    Otherwise, please post the output of
    grep blacklist /lib/modprobe.d/* /etc/modprobe.d/*

Just noticed, you’re running a 4.15 kernel compiled with gcc 7.4.0, yet your system compiler is gcc 9.2.1
The stock Ubuntu 19.04 kernel is 5.3, why are you running 4.15? You’ll either have to switch the kernel or gcc.

grep blacklist /lib/modprobe.d/* /etc/modprobe.d/*

/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:# Kernel supplied blacklist for linux-oem 4.15.0-1059-oem amd64
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist snd-mixer-oss
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist snd-pcm-oss
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:# Autogenerated watchdog blacklist
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist acquirewdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist advantechwdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist alim1535_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist alim7101_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist cadence_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist cpu5wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist da9052_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist da9055_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist da9062_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist da9063_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist dw_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist ebc-c384_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist eurotechwdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist f71808e_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist hpwdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist i6300esb
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist iTCO_vendor_support
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist iTCO_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist ib700wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist ibmasr
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist ie6xx_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist it8712f_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist it87_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist kempld_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist machzwd
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist max63xx_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist mei_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist mena21_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist menf21bmc_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist ni903x_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist nic7018_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist nv_tco
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist of_xilinx_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist pc87413_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist pcwd_pci
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist pcwd_usb
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist pretimeout_panic
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist retu_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist sbc60xxwdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist sbc_epx_c3
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist sbc_fitpc2_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist sc1200wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist sch311x_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist smsc37b787_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist softdog
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist sp5100_tco
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist twl4030_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist via_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist w83627hf_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist w83877f_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist w83977f_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist wafer5823wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist wdat_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist wdt_pci
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist wm831x_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist wm8350_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist xen_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist_linux-oem_4.15.0-1059-oem.conf:blacklist ziirave_wdt
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:# This file blacklists most old-style PCI framebuffer drivers.
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist arkfb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist aty128fb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist atyfb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist radeonfb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist cirrusfb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist cyber2000fb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist kyrofb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist matroxfb_base
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist mb862xxfb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist neofb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist pm2fb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist pm3fb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist s3fb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist savagefb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist sisfb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist tdfxfb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist tridentfb
/lib/modprobe.d/fbdev-blacklist.conf:blacklist vt8623fb
/lib/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf:blacklist nouveau
/lib/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf:blacklist lbm-nouveau
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:install snd /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-ioctl32 ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq ; }
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:install snd-pcm /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-pcm $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-pcm-oss ; : ; }
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:install snd-mixer /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-mixer $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-mixer-oss ; : ; }
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:install snd-seq /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-seq $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-oss ; : ; }
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-emu10k1-synth ; }
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:install snd-via82xx /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-via82xx $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq ; }
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf:install saa7134 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install saa7134 $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist saa7134-alsa ; : ; }
/etc/modprobe.d/amd64-microcode-blacklist.conf:blacklist microcode
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-ath_pci.conf:blacklist ath_pci
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist evbug
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist usbmouse
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist usbkbd
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist eepro100
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist de4x5
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist eth1394
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist snd_intel8x0m
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist snd_aw2
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist i2c_i801
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist prism54
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist bcm43xx
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist garmin_gps
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist asus_acpi
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist snd_pcsp
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist pcspkr
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist amd76x_edac
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:blacklist nouveau
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist evbug
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist usbmouse
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist usbkbd
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist eepro100
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist de4x5
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist eth1394
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist snd_intel8x0m
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist snd_aw2
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist prism54
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist bcm43xx
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist garmin_gps
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist asus_acpi
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist snd_pcsp
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist pcspkr
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf.dpkg-dist:blacklist amd76x_edac
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire.conf:blacklist ohci1394
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire.conf:blacklist sbp2
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire.conf:blacklist dv1394
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire.conf:blacklist raw1394
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire.conf:blacklist video1394
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire.conf:#blacklist firewire-ohci
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-firewire.conf:#blacklist firewire-sbp2
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist aty128fb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist atyfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist radeonfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist cirrusfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist cyber2000fb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist cyblafb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist gx1fb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist hgafb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist i810fb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist intelfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist kyrofb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist lxfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist matroxfb_base
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist neofb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist nvidiafb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist pm2fb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist rivafb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist s1d13xxxfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist savagefb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist sisfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist sstfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist tdfxfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist tridentfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:#blacklist vesafb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist vfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist viafb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist vt8623fb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf:blacklist udlfb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# Uncomment these entries in order to blacklist unwanted modem drivers
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# blacklist snd-atiixp-modem
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# blacklist snd-intel8x0m
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-modem.conf:# blacklist snd-via82xx-modem
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf:blacklist nouveau
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist ac97
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist ac97_codec
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist ac97_plugin_ad1980
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist ad1848
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist ad1889
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist adlib_card
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist aedsp16
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist ali5455
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist btaudio
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist cmpci
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist cs4232
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist cs4281
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist cs461x
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist cs46xx
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist emu10k1
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist es1370
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist es1371
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist esssolo1
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist forte
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist gus
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist i810_audio
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist kahlua
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist mad16
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist maestro
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist maestro3
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist maui
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist mpu401
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist nm256_audio
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist opl3
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist opl3sa
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist opl3sa2
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist pas2
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist pss
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist rme96xx
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist sb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist sb_lib
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist sgalaxy
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist sonicvibes
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist sound
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist sscape
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist trident
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist trix
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist uart401
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist uart6850
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist via82cxxx_audio
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist v_midi
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist wavefront
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist ymfpci
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist ac97_plugin_wm97xx
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist ad1816
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist audio
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist awe_wave
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist dmasound_core
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist dmasound_pmac
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist harmony
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist sequencer
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist soundcard
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-oss.conf:blacklist usb-midi
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-rare-network.conf:# vulnerability exploitations, they are being blacklisted here so that
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist acquirewdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist advantechwdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist alim1535_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist alim7101_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist booke_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist cpu5wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist eurotechwdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist i6300esb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist i8xx_tco
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist ib700wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist ibmasr
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist indydog
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist iTCO_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist it8712f_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist it87_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist ixp2000_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist ixp4xx_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist machzwd
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist mixcomwd
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist mpc8xx_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist mpcore_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist mv64x60_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist pc87413_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist pcwd
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist pcwd_pci
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist pcwd_usb
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist s3c2410_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist sa1100_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist sbc60xxwdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist sbc7240_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist sb8360
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist sc1200wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist sc520_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist sch311_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist scx200_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist shwdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist smsc37b787_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist softdog
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist twl4030_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist w83627hf_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist w83697hf_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist w83697ug_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist w83877f_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist w83977f_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist wafer5823wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist wdt_pci
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist wm8350_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/intel-microcode-blacklist.conf:blacklist microcode
/etc/modprobe.d/r8168-dkms.conf:# map the specific PCI IDs instead of blacklisting the whole r8169 module
/etc/modprobe.d/r8168-dkms.conf:# to blacklist the whole r8169 module
/etc/modprobe.d/r8168-dkms.conf:#blacklist r8169

Switching my kernel worked like a charm, thank you!!!

I found a solution for this issue at https://askubuntu.com/questions/1189993/verifying-nvidia-driver-on-ubuntu-19-10