NVIDIA GTX 660/650 Ti and Ubuntu 18.04: X wont start

Hi there.

I’m able to install the nvidia-driver-430 and have them recognised by the system.

$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GK106 [GeForce GTX 650 Ti] [10de:11c6] (rev a1)
	Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd GK106 [GeForce GTX 650 Ti] [1458:3618]
	Kernel driver in use: nvidia
	Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia

However the machine hangs toward the end of the boot sequence though never at exactly the same point. X never starts and never starts loading. At this point the console becomes unresponsive and I can’t switch to another console. I can ssh into the machine and check the driver and run the log script (attached).

I’ve been taking pictures of the console during boot. Some sample line items are

[OK] Started NVIDIA Persistence Daemon
[OK] Started Detect the available GPUs and deal with any system changes/
Starting Manage, Install and Generate Color profiles...
[OK] Started Manage, Install and Generate Color profiles...

Do the logs contain any revelations? Thanks in advance. Regards.
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (1.08 MB)

X actually starts but for some weird reason, no output connectors are found so it’s running headless. Please remove
nvidia-drm.modeset=1
from kernel command line.

Yep I’ve done that. This is the line in grub now

     GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=""

Pretty much identical symptoms as before. Still have shell access. I’ll attach a new log file.
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (1.08 MB)

It’s still enabled, probably by a module option file, please try this:
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1066683/linux/ubuntu-18-04-3-blank-screen-at-startup-with-430-drivers-and-gtx-960/post/5402308/#5402308

Perfect thank you!