Ubuntu 16.04 Server GPU 1080 Ti Alienware R6


I installed Ubuntu 16.04 Server on Alienware R6 with GPU 1080 Ti, then I installed nvidia driver 381 and cuda 8 (default nvidia 375 driver not installed), and ubuntu desktop. However, the system shows “failed to start nvidia persistence daemon” a lot of times and then can only boot into command line mode, without desktop. Could anyone kindly suggest how to debug this issue?

By the way, the system is installed in RAID mode and not AHCI mode. I am not sure whether this could be the cause of the problem.

My guess is that your driver install is broken.

What is the output of:

sudo dmesg |grep NVRM

Thanks for your reply! I uninstalled everything and plan to have a fresh reinstall so I do not know the result of sudo dmesg |grep NVRM at present. I installed the driver via

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-381

which should not lead to broken drivers, right?

Hi, I reproduced the problem, and the output of sudo dmesg |grep NVRM is

Can’t find an IRQ for your NVIDIA card.