GeForce RTX-3060 cannot be installed, OS: 21.04

  • System is NEW (Board: Aorus x570 Elite, CPU: Ryzen 9 3900, RAM: 32 GB, RTX-3060 Zotac 12 GB WhiteEdition, Monitor: Dell S3221QS 4K Curved)
  • LINUX OS: Kubuntu 21.04, KDE Plasma: 5.21.4, Kernel: 5.11.0-22-generic
  1. After the installation, the monitor is dark
  2. So restart via “recovery Mode”
  3. Driver Install via PPA
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
# no mistakes

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get purge -y \*nvidia\* \*cuda\*
sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver-460
# everything installed perfectly without error messages

sudo systemctl reboot

after restarting the screen is dark - only the cursor can be seen at the top / left

Greetings Berni

Please check if secure boot is enabled in bios and disable it in that case.
Please run as root and attach the resulting nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file to your post.

secure boot
is in bios disable

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (42.9 KB)

The driver is installed but doesn’t load. Please check for a blacklist file, run

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

to find a file containing

blacklist nvidia

and remove it,
then run

sudo update-initramfs -u

A file was found
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer.conf: blacklist nvidiafb

After a reboot, the screen remains dark ;(
OK. Make everything new again

I installed the system from USB-ISO new


  • version is new: F34
  • Secure Boot is disabled


  • Graphics card: Geforce RTX 3060, 12 GB, Zotac (White Edition)
  • Monitor: DELL S3221 QS (HDMI-0) original cable used

Operating system = Kubuntu 21.04 / 5.11.0-22-Generic
Graphics driver = 465.31

Bug Report as --safe-mode (otherwise the system is hanging)

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (75.6 KB)
nvidia-nvml-temp1010.log (852 Bytes)

At least the driver loads now. Unfortunately, no X logs from previous boots got caught. Please enable journal persistence and creatte a new nvidia-bug-reportt.log after trying to do a normal boot.

OK. new test…

System reinstalled ver. 21.10

  • Graphic driver = 465.31

  • Graphics: GTX 750 Ti - works perfectly

  • Restart with graphics: RTX 3060 - dark screen

  • restarted as RECOVERY mode -

  • root - Bug Report as --safe-mode (otherwise the system is hanging)
    nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (86.6 KB)

Command: nvidia-smi → generated
watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#18 stuct for 22s [irq/136-nvidia:1892]

no plan? no solution?

Find very weak, very expensive graphics card and just doesn’t work :(

NVIDIA should think about that…