I am unable to install any nvidia driver into the system (newer or older). The PC is recently installed with Ubuntu last month. I am on Ubuntu 18.04.3 and for my graphics driver, as mentioned in the title and indicated using
lpsci | grep NVIDIA
$ lpsci | grep NVIDIA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GP107GL [Quadro P400] (rev a1) 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GP107GL High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
nvidia-smi gives me this:
$ nvidia-smi NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.
Nvidia X-server options when opened also gave me a blank window with help and exit on it only.
So far, I have tried removing and reinstalling method by:
sudo apt-get purge 'nvidia*' sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers sudo apt-get update sudo reboot
I have also tried going to the Software & Updates > Additional Drivers > selecting one of the Nvidia drivers and applying changes. Oddly, none of the drivers listed there has the “(propietary, tested)” text accompanying it.
I have also tried blacklisting Nouveau and installing Nvidia driver afterwards obtained from the nvidia website (the .run file). At the end of that, I obtained "ERROR: unable to load the ‘nvidia-drm’ kernel module.
None of those have worked.
I am on a machine that also have windows installed (if that’s relevant). I am trying to run R studio with a two monitor setup. Apparently from other posts I found on the internet, the software needs to not use the Nouveau display driver in order to prevent it from crashing constantly which is the problem that I am having currently. However, having to use one of the improperly installed NVIDIA driver would mean not using a second monitor because when I switched into one of those drivers on the Software & Updates > Additional Drivers tab, the second monitor goes black.
I’d appreciate help with this problem. Please do tell me on how I could improve my post.
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