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
from kernel command line.

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


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:

Perfect thank you!