Nvidia drivers not loading on Pop!_OS 21.04

Hello! I just put a fresh install of Pop!_OS on a laptop with a 1060 max q. The driver (nvidia_driver_470) seemed to install just fine, but nvidia-smi is giving me the error message of “No devices were found”.

However, if I do “lspci | grep VGA” to see if the graphics card is even being recognized, it shows up just fine with no issues.

It also shows up when I do “sudo lshw -c video”

I should also note that nvidia-settings gave me these errors of “g_object_unref: assertion ‘G_IS_OBJECT (object)’ failed” and “PRIME: Failed to execute child process (No such file or directory). Message: PRIME: is it supported? No”

PopOS app store also keeps wanting me to install the same driver over and over again. I’ve done some digging, and I can’t figure out why this is happening. I’ve tried reinstalling drivers, purging nvidia drivers and reinstalling, turning off safe-boot, and reinstalling popos from a fresh usb. I can only attach one file here since my account is new, so I can’t upload any screenshots to show the exact output of the terminal. Any help at all would be amazing.

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (166.3 KB)

The driver is installed fine. It also loads, but so is nouveau. But it cannot initialize the GPU.
nouveau is crashing while trying to initialize the GPU, mabey that causes the nvidia driver to fail. With nvidia drivers installed nouveau should be blacklisted.
So please blacklist the nouveau driver.
Then look for:

Nov 13 22:58:32 pop-os kernel: [ 21.941682] NVRM: GPU 0000:01:00.0: RmInitAdapter failed! (0x31:0xffff:2283)
Nov 13 22:58:32 pop-os kernel: [ 21.941723] NVRM: GPU 0000:01:00.0: rm_init_adapter failed, device minor number 0

messages in dmesg after a reboot, to check if the adapter still cannot be initialized.
If so, it might be broken.

Thank you for the reply! After blacklisting nouveau, I looked at dmesg and it showed the exact error messages that u had listed there. Going off of what you were saying, I’m assuming my gpu is broken on the laptop, which absolutely sucks. Though, I hope you don’t mind me asking, but how does a gpu break like this? I’ve seen gpus brick before, but I haven’t seen a gpu brick but still appear to power on and be detected by the computer.

Well, I’m not saying it is broken. I’m saying it might be. I’ve seen plenty of reports here with a broken GPU being visible to the computer and also usable with nouveau.
Please create another bug-report.
Do you have a dual boot with windows available, to test if it works there?

Got another bug report right here. And yeah I did try to use the gpu on windows 10, but I got similar issues. Driver wouldn’t mount to gpu and I kept getting a code 43 in the device manager.
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (166.3 KB)

Code 43 means it is broken.