NVIDIA driver is not loaded. Ubuntu 18.10

So I tried reinstalling the driver from noveau and disabling the script so I could “reset” everything.
Even after doing all the process, it is still laggy. And I kept printing nvidia-smi to see the state change and it does happen all of a sudden:

Tue Apr 27 15:58:29 2021
±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 460.73.01 Driver Version: 460.73.01 CUDA Version: 11.2 |
|-------------------------------±---------------------±---------------------+
| GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |
| | | MIG M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
| 0 GeForce GTX 965M Off | 00000000:01:00.0 Off | N/A |
| N/A 51C P0 N/A / N/A | 550MiB / 2004MiB | 31% Default |
| | | N/A |
±------------------------------±---------------------±---------------------+

±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes: |
| GPU GI CI PID Type Process name GPU Memory |
| ID ID Usage |
|=============================================================================|
| 0 N/A N/A 1934 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 261MiB |
| 0 N/A N/A 2112 G /usr/bin/gnome-shell 147MiB |
| 0 N/A N/A 2529 G /proc/self/exe 4MiB |
| 0 N/A N/A 4950 G /usr/lib/firefox/firefox 131MiB |
±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

milliseconds later…

Tue Apr 27 15:58:35 2021
±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 460.73.01 Driver Version: 460.73.01 CUDA Version: 11.2 |
|-------------------------------±---------------------±---------------------+
| GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |
| | | MIG M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
| 0 GeForce GTX 965M Off | 00000000:01:00.0 Off | N/A |
| N/A 51C P8 N/A / N/A | 558MiB / 2004MiB | 93% Default |
| | | N/A |
±------------------------------±---------------------±---------------------+

±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes: |
| GPU GI CI PID Type Process name GPU Memory |
| ID ID Usage |
|=============================================================================|
| 0 N/A N/A 1934 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 261MiB |
| 0 N/A N/A 2112 G /usr/bin/gnome-shell 147MiB |
| 0 N/A N/A 2529 G /proc/self/exe 4MiB |
| 0 N/A N/A 4950 G /usr/lib/firefox/firefox 139MiB |
±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

What should I do next? And what do you mean by resetting the mainboard?

The hard reset on a surface should work like reboot, on logo press and hold power+volume until shutdown or something like that. Better check with someone who knows.

@generix I got it! Running smoothly again. Thanks!

@generix,

I have a similar problem, the Nvidia driver stopped working after one of the regular updates for ubuntu 20.04.
Please find attached
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (115.7 KB)

Please help, I have been troubled with this for many days now…

You used the runfile installer to install the driver, this is not recommended and the driver broke on kernel update. Please uninstall the driver by running the runfile with --uninstall option, then install the driver from repo using the Software&Updates application.

@generix
Thank you so much, It worked. But instead of un-installing and again installing, I just ran the install from the run file again. (I will re-install from repo once I complete my priority work).
Once again thank you.

You can also use the runfile installer with --dkms switch to have the driver auto-compiled on kernel update.

Please note! There is a regression in the ubuntu-drivers-common that broke nvidia-prime and nvidia-settings. The problem is that the new ubuntu-drivers-common is using the file /var/lib/ubuntu-drivers-common/requires_offloading to decide whether an offloading is required but the file is no longer present in Intel mode.

You can fix it manually by editing a config file or there is already a fix in the nvidia-prime-applet package, just posted a couple of days ago. You find all details in the following thread: https://github.com/linuxmint/nvidia-prime-applet/issues/7

Hi, I read a lot of the issues before, but nothing really worked for me. Perhaps I have the issue like @ps-msi mentioned, but I cannot fix it this way.
Please find attached the report:
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (367.7 KB)

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Hi,

I’m having basically the same issues as everyone in this post, even after following all the suggestions. I’m currently running the 430 drivers for an MX230.

Things checked:

  • secure boot is disabled
  • no blacklist-nvidia.conf file exists
  • no multiple versions of drivers installed

my dkms status is as follows:

nvidia, 465.27, 5.0.0-31-generic, x86_64: installed
nvidia, 465.27, 5.4.0-74-generic, x86_64: installed

Cheers,
Eren

I am also having the same problem as everyone else, I started my own thread about it but have not received any feedback from nvidia.