I have an Alienware m17 laptop with Ubuntu 16.04 and a GeForce RTX 2080 Notebook GPU. I am trying to figure out which NVIDIA driver version is compatible with my GPU for Linux. I tried to find the correct version through the official “Download Drivers” portal (https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us) but it seems that there are no Linux drivers currently supported.
I tried downloading the Linux driver for the (desktop) GeForce RTX 2080 GPU, but this just led to the “login loop” problem on Ubuntu, so I ended up switching to the latest version I could find in the official Ubuntu archive (nvidia-384), but that doesn’t seem to be fully compatible either.
I found a post in the GeForce forum (https://forums.geforce.com/default/topic/1099282/geforce-rtx-2080-notebooks-driver-for-linux-/) which suggested a particular driver, but this seemed to be the same version (418) that I had already tried, which was unsuccessful.
If someone could point me to the right NVIDIA driver to use for my GPU, that would be great. Thanks!