After installing NVIDIA graphics drivers, cannot boot into desktop environment, on a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, on an Intel NUC10FNH, with Akitio Node eGPU enclosure and Geforce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card.
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-10710U CPU @ 1.10GHz × 12
Graphics: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics (CML GT2) / NV132
I’ve tried nearly all driver versions listed by
ubuntu-drivers devices from 418 to 455, and they all hang the boot on a black screen with flashing cursor after a disk check (although ssh works). I’ve tried every documented install method from the additional drivers GUI, to
ubuntu-drivers autoinstall, to direct install of a specific version with ppa and apt. Using the default builtin nouveau driver works flawlessly on the eGPU monitor, however I need to install CUDA and use
As far as I can tell, there’s no special blacklisting of nvidia happening anywhere. There’s no nvidia-specific files in
sudo prime-select query over ssh shows nvidia when boot is hanging. I originally had secure boot enabled when first attempting the graphics driver install through the GUI, but disabled it after the first failed restart.