I am using Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia and tried to switch from the
nouveau driver to
nvidia-435 driver, which caused lightdm to stop appearing on reboot, it only shows a black screen (with an underscore cursor in the top left corner). I am still able to switch to a tty console using e.g. CTRL-ALT-F1.
I have tried the following, to no avail:
- Installing through Linux Mint’s
driver-managerutility ( I tried all of versions 430, 435 and 440)
- Installing using
apt(versions 435 and 440, using the
- Out of despair - installing using Nvidia’s
.runscript (version 440)
- Turned on secure boot (has been turned off before and since)
nvidia-primeas suggested in black screen after installing nvidia driver on Linux Mint 19.1
- Tried to boot into an older kernel, from 5.0.0-32 to 4.15.0-91 (similar to what solved Ubuntu 18.04 (Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon) - GeForce GTX 460 - nvidia-driver-390 issues after system updates), but it drops to emergency mode immediately, even without Nvidia drivers installed. I don’t know if this issue is directly related to the
lightdmproblem, but I’d happy to hear whether anyone here finds it likely that’s the case.
The driver seems to be loaded correctly, although the Xorg.0.log file (included in the log attached here) has a couple of warnings:
[ 48.698] (WW) NVIDIA(0): Unable to get display device for DPI computation. ... [ 48.749] (WW) NVIDIA(0): Option "PrimaryGPU" is not used
but I can’t tell whether they have any serious consequences.
Any suggestions are appreciated.
nvidia-bug-report.loggz (1.2 MB)