(nvidia-settings:7578): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 12:00:43.745: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed


I’m working on msi creator 17m laptop with 1660ti integrated nvidia gpu

W/o any updates installatios my external display stopped working today

Checked some forum topics, used some commands:

$ nvidia-settings

ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded

ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system

(nvidia-settings:7578): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 12:00:43.745: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
** Message: 12:00:43.748: PRIME: Requires offloading
** Message: 12:00:43.748: PRIME: is it supported? yes
** Message: 12:00:43.770: PRIME: Usage: /usr/bin/prime-select nvidia|intel|on-demand|query
** Message: 12:00:43.770: PRIME: on-demand mode: "1"
** Message: 12:00:43.770: PRIME: is "on-demand" mode supported? yes
$ dkms status
nvidia, 470.82.00, 5.11.0-40-generic, x86_64: installed

so looks like the driver doesn’t work?

generated bug report
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (184.8 KB)

could you plz recommend me smth?

secureboot: Secure boot enabled

Please try disabling secure boot in bios

Thx. It hepled!

Could you pls describe how did you find this solution?
Is it a common problem with drivers+secure boot?

The logs contain the output of
lspci -k
which lists modules available and modules in use. nvidia was available but not used (and also no other one), which has three posible reasons, from most to least common:

  1. secure boot enabled and module is unsigned
  2. module is blacklisted
  3. module is incompatible

So first search fore “secure” in dmesg output leads to the message. (sudo dmesg |grep -i secure)


Thank you!

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