Problem with driver 455.45 in Kubuntu when starting with hdmi external monitor

In a laptop ASUS N552VW with a gtx 960M all works well with Kubuntu 20.10 and 455.45 driver. The Kubuntu OS starts normally, and connecting an external monitor with hdmi it is detected correctly, but when the system is rebooted with external hdmi monitor the graphical login is not showed.

I think with more details someone could help me, as I had tell when the system start without the external hdmi monitor all look fine:

$ prime-select query
nvidia
uname -sr
Linux 5.8.0-44-generic
nvidia-smi 
Sun Feb 28 08:05:03 2021       
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 460.39       Driver Version: 460.39       CUDA Version: 11.2     |
|-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|                               |                      |               MIG M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
|   0  GeForce GTX 960M    Off  | 00000000:01:00.0 Off |                  N/A |
| N/A   38C    P8    N/A /  N/A |    459MiB /  4046MiB |      0%      Default |
|                               |                      |                  N/A |
+-------------------------------+----------------------+----------------------+
                                                                               
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes:                                                                  |
|  GPU   GI   CI        PID   Type   Process name                  GPU Memory |
|        ID   ID                                                   Usage      |
|=============================================================================|
|    0   N/A  N/A      1447      G   /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg                253MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      2544      G   /usr/bin/kwin_x11                  53MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      2588      G   /usr/bin/plasmashell               41MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      3300      G   ...gAAAAAAAAA --shared-files       66MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      6803      G   /usr/bin/systemsettings5           36MiB |
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

xrandr without external hdmi minitor:

$ xrandr 
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
eDP-1-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
   3840x2160     59.98 +  59.98    59.97  
   3200x1800     59.96    59.94  
   2880x1620     59.96    59.97  
   2560x1600     59.99    59.97  
   2560x1440     59.99    59.99    59.96    59.95  
   2048x1536     60.00  
   1920x1440     60.00  
   1856x1392     60.01  
   1792x1344     60.01  
   2048x1152     59.99    59.98    59.90    59.91  
   1920x1200     59.88    59.95  
   1920x1080     60.01    59.97    59.96*   59.93  
   1600x1200     60.00  
   1680x1050     59.95    59.88  
   1600x1024     60.17  
   1400x1050     59.98  
   1600x900      59.99    59.94    59.95    59.82  
   1280x1024     60.02  
   1440x900      59.89  
   1400x900      59.96    59.88  
   1280x960      60.00  
   1440x810      60.00    59.97  
   1368x768      59.88    59.85  
   1360x768      59.80    59.96  
   1280x800      59.99    59.97    59.81    59.91  
   1152x864      60.00  
   1280x720      60.00    59.99    59.86    59.74  
   1024x768      60.04    60.00  
   960x720       60.00  
   928x696       60.05  
   896x672       60.01  
   1024x576      59.95    59.96    59.90    59.82  
   960x600       59.93    60.00  
   960x540       59.96    59.99    59.63    59.82  
   800x600       60.00    60.32    56.25  
   840x525       60.01    59.88  
   864x486       59.92    59.57  
   800x512       60.17  
   700x525       59.98  
   800x450       59.95    59.82  
   640x512       60.02  
   720x450       59.89  
   700x450       59.96    59.88  
   640x480       60.00    59.94  
   720x405       59.51    58.99  
   684x384       59.88    59.85  
   680x384       59.80    59.96  
   640x400       59.88    59.98  
   576x432       60.06  
   640x360       59.86    59.83    59.84    59.32  
   512x384       60.00  
   512x288       60.00    59.92  
   480x270       59.63    59.82  
   400x300       60.32    56.34  
   432x243       59.92    59.57  
   320x240       60.05  
   360x202       59.51    59.13  
   320x180       59.84    59.32  
DP-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

xrandr after external hdmi monitor connected:

$ xrandr 
Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 3840 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
eDP-1-1 connected primary 1920x1080+1920+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
   3840x2160     59.98 +  59.98    59.97  
   3200x1800     59.96    59.94  
   2880x1620     59.96    59.97  
   2560x1600     59.99    59.97  
   2560x1440     59.99    59.99    59.96    59.95  
   2048x1536     60.00  
   1920x1440     60.00  
   1856x1392     60.01  
   1792x1344     60.01  
   2048x1152     59.99    59.98    59.90    59.91  
   1920x1200     59.88    59.95  
   1920x1080     60.01    59.97    59.96    59.93* 
   1600x1200     60.00  
   1680x1050     59.95    59.88  
   1600x1024     60.17  
   1400x1050     59.98  
   1600x900      59.99    59.94    59.95    59.82  
   1280x1024     60.02  
   1440x900      59.89  
   1400x900      59.96    59.88  
   1280x960      60.00  
   1440x810      60.00    59.97  
   1368x768      59.88    59.85  
   1360x768      59.80    59.96  
   1280x800      59.99    59.97    59.81    59.91  
   1152x864      60.00  
   1280x720      60.00    59.99    59.86    59.74  
   1024x768      60.04    60.00  
   960x720       60.00  
   928x696       60.05  
   896x672       60.01  
   1024x576      59.95    59.96    59.90    59.82  
   960x600       59.93    60.00  
   960x540       59.96    59.99    59.63    59.82  
   800x600       60.00    60.32    56.25  
   840x525       60.01    59.88  
   864x486       59.92    59.57  
   800x512       60.17  
   700x525       59.98  
   800x450       59.95    59.82  
   640x512       60.02  
   720x450       59.89  
   700x450       59.96    59.88  
   640x480       60.00    59.94  
   720x405       59.51    58.99  
   684x384       59.88    59.85  
   680x384       59.80    59.96  
   640x400       59.88    59.98  
   576x432       60.06  
   640x360       59.86    59.83    59.84    59.32  
   512x384       60.00  
   512x288       60.00    59.92  
   480x270       59.63    59.82  
   400x300       60.32    56.34  
   432x243       59.92    59.57  
   320x240       60.05  
   360x202       59.51    59.13  
   320x180       59.84    59.32  
DP-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1-2 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 521mm x 293mm
   1920x1080     60.00 +  50.00    59.94* 
   1680x1050     59.88  
   1600x900      60.00  
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02  
   1440x900      59.90  
   1280x800      59.91  
   1152x864      75.00  
   1280x720      60.00    50.00    59.94  
   1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00  
   832x624       74.55  
   800x600       72.19    75.00    60.32    56.25  
   720x576       50.00  
   720x480       60.00    59.94  
   640x480       75.00    72.81    66.67    60.00    59.94  
   720x400       70.08 
$ sudo dmesg | grep -i nvidia
[sudo] password for andrea: 
[    1.169241] nvidia: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
[    1.169252] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[    1.217904] nvidia-nvlink: Nvlink Core is being initialized, major device number 235
[    1.334055] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  460.39  Thu Jan 21 21:54:06 UTC 2021
[    4.271928] nvidia-modeset: Loading NVIDIA Kernel Mode Setting Driver for UNIX platforms  460.39  Thu Jan 21 21:49:04 UTC 2021
[    4.295179] [drm] [nvidia-drm] [GPU ID 0x00000100] Loading driver
[    4.763577] [drm] Initialized nvidia-drm 0.0.0 20160202 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 1
[    4.797120] nvidia_uvm: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
[    4.800732] nvidia-uvm: Loaded the UVM driver, major device number 510.
[    5.418406] audit: type=1400 audit(1614437803.290:9): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" profile="unconfined" name="nvidia_modprobe" pid=1081 comm="apparmor_parser"
[    5.418416] audit: type=1400 audit(1614437803.290:10): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_load" profile="unconfined" name="nvidia_modprobe//kmod" pid=1081 comm="apparmor_parser"

So, with the system in the previous situation, when I reboot the system the situation is the follow:
First of all during the startup the grub menu is shown only on the external hdmi monitor, instead the laptop monitor seems disabled.
After selected the usual one voice in the grub menu, the “kubuntu” log is shown for a couple of second so the exenal monitor enters in the standby mode, now the only possibility to interct with the system is using “ctrl+F2” for a terminal console, and in this situation I gave the command

nvidia-bug-report.sh

I hope someone can help me, thanks
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (315.5 KB)

Please try adding xrandr command to sddm
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/NVIDIA_Optimus#SDDM

Hi generix, thanks for the response, I have changed the file Xsetup from :

#!/bin/sh
# Xsetup - run as root before the login dialog appears

if [ -e /sbin/prime-offload ]; then
    echo running NVIDIA Prime setup /sbin/prime-offload
    /sbin/prime-offload
fi

to:

#!/bin/sh
# Xsetup - run as root before the login dialog appears

if [ -e /sbin/prime-offload ]; then
    echo running NVIDIA Prime setup /sbin/prime-offload
    /sbin/prime-offload
fi

xrandr --setprovideroutputsource modesetting NVIDIA-0
xrandr --auto

but the result is the same

Does this also happen when you switch to intel mode?

Changing from prime-select nvidia to prime-select intel after the reboot, the laptop monitor seems always disabled, but now on the hdmi external monitor login after “kubuntu” logo is shown.

After login the result of the command xrandr:

$ xrandr 
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 3840 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
eDP-1 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm
   15360x8640    15.83    28.85  
   7680x4320     15.83    59.99    59.99    59.99  
   5120x2880     59.99    59.99  
   4096x2304     59.99    59.98  
   3840x2160     60.00    60.01    59.98    59.97  
   3200x1800     59.96    59.94  
   2880x1620     59.96    59.97  
   2560x1600     59.99    59.97  
   2560x1440     59.99    59.99    59.96    59.95  
   2048x1536     60.00  
   1920x1440     60.00  
   1856x1392     60.01  
   1792x1344     60.01  
   2048x1152     59.99    59.98    59.90    59.91  
   1920x1200     59.88    59.95  
   1920x1080     60.01    59.97    59.96    59.93* 
   1600x1200     60.00  
   1680x1050     59.95    59.88  
   1600x1024     60.17  
   1400x1050     59.98  
   1600x900      59.99    59.94    59.95    59.82  
   1280x1024     60.02  
   1440x900      59.89  
   1400x900      59.96    59.88  
   1280x960      60.00  
   1440x810      60.00    59.97  
   1368x768      59.88    59.85  
   1360x768      59.80    59.96  
   1280x800      59.99    59.97    59.81    59.91  
   1152x864      60.00  
   1280x720      60.00    59.99    59.86    59.74  
   1024x768      60.04    60.00  
   960x720       60.00  
   928x696       60.05  
   896x672       60.01  
   1024x576      59.95    59.96    59.90    59.82  
   960x600       59.93    60.00  
   960x540       59.96    59.99    59.63    59.82  
   800x600       60.00    60.32    56.25  
   840x525       60.01    59.88  
   864x486       59.92    59.57  
   800x512       60.17  
   700x525       59.98  
   800x450       59.95    59.82  
   640x512       60.02  
   720x450       59.89  
   700x450       59.96    59.88  
   640x480       60.00    59.94  
   720x405       59.51    58.99  
   684x384       59.88    59.85  
   680x384       59.80    59.96  
   640x400       59.88    59.98  
   576x432       60.06  
   640x360       59.86    59.83    59.84    59.32  
   512x384       60.00  
   512x288       60.00    59.92  
   480x270       59.63    59.82  
   400x300       60.32    56.34  
   432x243       59.92    59.57  
   320x240       60.05  
   360x202       59.51    59.13  
   320x180       59.84    59.32  
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-2 connected 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 521mm x 293mm
   1920x1080     60.00 +  50.00    59.94* 
   1680x1050     59.88  
   1600x900      60.00  
   1280x1024     75.02    60.02  
   1440x900      59.90  
   1280x800      59.91  
   1152x864      75.00  
   1280x720      60.00    50.00    59.94  
   1024x768      75.03    70.07    60.00  
   832x624       74.55  
   800x600       72.19    75.00    60.32    56.25  
   720x576       50.00  
   720x480       60.00    59.94  
   640x480       75.00    72.81    66.67    60.00    59.94  
   720x400       70.08  

But the eDP-1 seems off.

can you enable it in kde control center?

On the kde Display Configuration the monitor results enabled:

There seems to be something wrong with either the intel gpu or its i915 driver. Please check for a bios update.

The laptop a n552vw-fi057t has the latest version of bios (2019)

Did this previously work at any time, e.g. with an earlier kernel/Ubuntu install?