NVIDIA GTX 1650 TI driver cannot be installed on Ubuntu Studio?

I want to install a driver for my NVIDIA GTX 1650 TI on my DELL XPS 15 9500 Notebook. Unfortunately at least with Ubuntu 22.04 this does not seem to work.
I tried it with Software & Updates - Additional Drivers and via shell, but with no luck.
At boot I get the message: failed to register nvidia drm
I downloaded Heaven Benchmark for Linux and Windows. In Windows (I use a Dual Boot System) the Benchmark is running smooth. With Ubuntu it is very slow (so I assume the onboard graphic card is used here).
What can I do? How can I install the correct driver?

Please run nvidia-bug-report.sh as root and attach the resulting nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file to your post.

Thx for the fast reply. I attached the requested file here.Processing: nvidia-bug-report.log.gz…

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nvidia-bug-report.log (1.8 MB)
I unzipped the log. Here is the log. I hope this works. Thank you!

Wrong driver, the autoinstaller installed the “-open” driver. Please use Software&Updates to switch to the normal driver variant.

I did what you told me. After a restart I started the benchmark. But unfortunately with the same results as before. Here is the new log file. Can you see what causes the problem?
nvidia-bug-report.log (1.1 MB)

Driver is fine, the nvidia gpu is in on-demand mode. To use it, prepend
to the application to run or use “run on dgpu” from right-click menu if avalable.

Thank you. I typed
in the shell and the program started.
Unfortunately it is as slow as usual. I don’t think there is a driver loaded.
I could try another program, but I mean it is a benchmark, that should work with ubuntu linux.
Like I said, in Windows the program works fine.
What do you suggest me now to do?


Wow. Thank you! This works for me! The Benchmark runs very good now!
Sorry, I am new to Linux and so I am still learning to use it.

If I want to add the parameter to other programs: Is it possible to add it to the symbol in the GUI?

you can do it in several ways:

system-wide in the /etc/bash.bashrc or in /etc/profile.d/<namefile>.sh(depend if you distro)

or in your home in the .bashrc file

the format should be:


you may need logout/loin after that. also if you want revert it

or in each .desktop file in the `Exec=’ line as:


or use the the launch editor in your DE (gnome have one, kde other, xfce other, etc, consult the inet)


Like said, with gnome, there should be an entry when right-clicking on an application icon.

O.K. Thanks again!

This works for me for a single program, I open via shell:

This works not for me. And yes, I did log off / log in.

I use Ubuntu Studio, so I am using KDE Desktop. So I do not have gnome.

when i said logout/login i mean completely, console inclusive. not need restart, (but if you prefeer restart, have the same effect)

Yes. I logged out completely. Now I restarted the whole computer. With the same effect: No effect. The heaven Benchmark FILE starts without driver.
I took a look in the bashrfc file. I could not find an entry with __NV_PRIME_RENDER_OFFLOAD=1 or __GLX_VENDOR_LIBRARY_NAME=nvidia.
I have to train myself with bashrfc and Linux command I guess.
But if you have another tipp for me or can help me somehow, I would be very happy!
Best regards!

you simply put the lines in the botom of the file

kate /etc/bash.bashrc

(make sure if ubuntu studio use this file, if not, search the correct path)

  • put the lines in the botom
  • save, if say put the root pasword, do it
  • logout/login, console/TTY inclusive
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Thanks! I appreciate your help!
One last question. Does this work for the local file (home/bashrc) also?

yes. you can


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