as described in the title, the outer most problem I face is that I end up in a login loop when the nvidia card is selected via “prime select”.
I have the following notebook https://www.xmg.gg/xmg-apex15 with an SSD instead of SATA and 16GB RAM configured.
When I ctrl + alt + f1 for the terminal and execute “prime select intel”, I can log in and use my notebook, but I can’t use external monitors then (I assume all the hdmi and display ports are from the 1060).
When I “prime select nvidia” after the login, I can’t open any window anymore, which lets me assume that lightdm or something like gets crashed when using the nvidia card (this is just a guess on my side).
I can not open the Nvidia X Server settings. The Icon will appear on the left side in the bar, then blink for a while and disappear without any message being displayed.
What I have tried to fix the problem so far:
- I tried installing different driver versions reaching from 384 to 390. All versions ended up showing the same behavior
- I verified that I have secure boot disabled in BIOS
- I verified that I didn’t start with “nomodeset”
- I installed tried installing the drivers via the “additional drivers” and the ppa repository, all methods ending up in the same behavior
Please find my bugreport file here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bvnPiLR3wX7QOZXzezLRrNxtAvZUda1V
I created this file after I verified that the login loop exists by trying to log in, then switching to the terminal with crtl + alt + f1 and executing the shell script.
I looked at the log myself but can’t really tell what the errors mean (3 EE entries), since I installed a nvidia driver and nvidia-prime.
I’m appreciating every single bit of help. Googling for 2 days now and still struggling with that Problem.
Best regards, Matthias