Linux Mint Nvidia Driver loads with startx but not on initial startup

I am having some challenges getting the Nvidia driver to load in Linux Mint 20.1. If I open a console Ctrl-Alt-F1 at startup the Nvidia driver loads successfully and performance is great. If I login at the startup screen, then the NVIDIA driver appears not to load and I receive a notification to check my video drivers. Please see attached for troubleshooting information.

I have multiple installs and reinstalls and different versions without success. Installations of every driver version has seemed to work without a hitch. I have searched multiple forums and found multiple bits of advice, but nothing seems to resolve the issue.

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (342.7 KB)

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The driver loads too late, please try embedding it into the initrd, i.e.
add the lines
nvidia
nvidia-modeset
nvidia-drm
to
/etc/initramfs-tools/modules
and run
sudo update-initramfs -u

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Thanks for providing the answer. This resolved my issues.

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