This is a Dell G7 laptop purchased about 6 months ago, with Ubuntu 18.04 dual-booting with Windows. I’ve never got the 1060 drivers to work. After installing drivers from Ubuntu software system:
$ nvidia-smi NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.
Steps I’ve taken so far:
- Disabled Nouveau:
$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller : Intel Corporation Device [8086:3e9b] Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0825] Kernel driver in use: i915 -- 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : NVIDIA Corporation GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile] [10de:1c20] (rev a1) Subsystem: Dell GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile] [1028:0825] Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia
- Disabled Secure Boot (Bios says Booting in Insecure Mode)
- Tried different versions of the drivers, starting from 390 to 418, both from Ubuntu Software and the run files from the NVIDIA site.
The latest driver I’ve tried is NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.56.run. Steps I’ve followed are similar to those here.
The installer invariably exits with this message:
Unable to load the 'nvidia-drm' kernel module
The last few lines of /var/log/nvidia-installer.log:
Found libglvnd libraries: libGL.so.1 libEGL.so.1 libGLX.so.0 libGLdispatch.so.0 Missing libglvnd libraries: libOpenGL.so.0 -> An incomplete installation of libglvnd was found. All of the essential libglvnd libraries are present, but one or more optional components are missing. Do you want to install a full copy of libglvnd? This will overwrite any existing libglvnd libraries. (Answer: Install and overwrite existing files) Will install libglvnd libraries. Will install libEGL vendor library config file to /usr/share/glvnd/egl_vendor.d -> Searching for conflicting files: -> done. -> Installing 'NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64' (418.56): executing: '/sbin/ldconfig'... executing: '/sbin/depmod -a '... -> done. -> Driver file installation is complete. ERROR: Unable to load the 'nvidia-drm' kernel module. ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.
As recommended by the sticky, I’ve generated the nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file, but I don’t see an option of including attachments in this topic. Hopefully, I’ll be able to edit it in. Please do let me know if I can provide any additional information.
Thanks in advance.
P.S. Some additional info:
$ uname -r 4.18.0-17-generic $ gcc --version gcc (Ubuntu 7.3.0-27ubuntu1~18.04) 7.3.0