I have readed an tested several ways to make this driver work, without success.
I am using Mint, with lightdm. My kernel is 5.4.70.
Removed all drivers, tried to install by the downloaded file from Nvidia site, it doesn’t work.
Do the same, but this time, installing by PPA and ubuntu-drivers autoinstall. It have installed the driver automatically, but doesn’t work.
Primary problem: nvidia-smi error. don’t connect to driver.
Secondary problem: Nvidia icon appears on my dashboard, but always inform “using vesa”. Even if i choose Nvidia, it keeps in mesa.
Followed problem: Nvidia X server settings only shows what card i want to use, but even selected Nvidia, it doesn’t work.
I don’t care if I have to use an older driver… if it works, is fine to me .
I am on my way to attach the log from bugreport. (Edit: attached.)
Thanks in advance.nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (472.0 KB)
NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn’t communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.
lspci -k | grep -EA3 ‘VGA|3D|Display’
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0b)
DeviceName: Intel(R) Graphics GT2
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
Kernel driver in use: i915
0a:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM108M [GeForce 840M] (rev ff)
DeviceName: NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M
Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia