I’ve been trying to connect my eGPU to my laptop, but for the last three times that I have installed Ubuntu, my laptop’s screen goes blank after rebooting the laptop after installing nvidia drivers onto my laptop. I’m able to visualize the graphics card in my eGPU, but after starting up my computer the next day I am met with a blank screen. The window is on but nothing is displayed…
I’m currently running on Ubuntu 20.04 on a Razer Blade Stealth (early 2019) running on an internal GPU (MX150).
- eGPU is Razer Core X Chroma
- GPU Asus ROG Strix 2080ti
- monitor connected to eGPU is LG27GL850-B
I’m not using a dual boot, my system is running purely on Ubuntu at the moment! Please bear with me I have only started using linux last week!
So actually I have tried several ways to install nvidia drivers and cuda toolkit for my laptop, but no matter how it is installed the PC goes blank after rebooting. Previously I had done the installation with a non-official Nvidia method, but later on I had followed guidelines directly from Nvidia, but the methods all led to the same results… At the moment I’m on a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 and haven’t done any installs to the laptop other than updates that were popping up from the Software Updater. I just wanted to ask, which is the method which is recommended when I want to enable my eGPU and enable using the monitor directly from the eGPU?
After setting up the connection to the eGPU, I would like to ask how I should handle my laptop when I am disconnecting my PC from the eGPU when I’m on the go. I have found a package which can be installed (https://github.com/hertg/egpu-switcher), but is there maybe an alternative to this method which is directly provided by Nvidia?
I want to later install Anaconda, ROS and Visual Studio Code, is there something extra that I would need to consider when setting up Nvidia drivers for these applications?
Thank you in advance!!