I have spent days to install the Nvidia driver for my 2080 Super eGPU with a thunderbolt connection on Ubuntu 18.04 and everything has failed. The thunderbolt connection is already authorized. I have a Windows 10 dual boot and it works perfectly with my eGPU. Here is my system:
PC: HP Spectre X360 laptop
OS: Ubuntu 18.04, kernel version: 5.4.0-42-generic
eGPU: Nvidia GForce 2080 Super + Razor Core X enclosure
Drivers that I’ve tried: Nvidia Website: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-450.66.run, and from PPA: nvidia-driver-450, nvidia-driver-440
Also, from the tutorial https://egpu.io/forums/builds/yoga-730-15-razer-core-x-nvidia-2060-super-kali-linux/#post-83515, I modified my /etc/default/grub and I blacklisted nouveau.
Currently, nvidia-smi* outputs *Failed to initialize NVML: Unknown Error* if using the driver in the .run file. If I use the PPA, I get an error about failed communication due to not having the correct driver. Also, I tried to generate an *nvidia-bug-report*, but I don't seem to have the script (running * sh nvidia-bug-report.sh doesn’t work).
Does anybody know how to get this to work?
Thank you in advance for your help.
nvidia-installer.log (3.6 KB)