Ubuntu 18.04 still uses llvmpipe driver #2

I have an asus a15 laptop with an RTX2060 graphics card, and I am running Ubuntu 18.04. Despite following all the instructions here:

ubuntu 18.04 still uses llvmpipe driver

The llvmpipe driver is still being used.

(base) ian@ian-a15:~$ nvidia-smi
Thu Jun 25 08:27:02 2020
±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 440.82 Driver Version: 440.82 CUDA Version: 10.2 |
|-------------------------------±---------------------±---------------------+
| GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
| 0 GeForce GTX 166… Off | 00000000:01:00.0 Off | N/A |
| N/A 48C P0 6W / N/A | 0MiB / 5944MiB | 0% Default |
±------------------------------±---------------------±---------------------+

±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes: GPU Memory |
| GPU PID Type Process name Usage |
|=============================================================================|
| No running processes found |
±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
(base) ian@ian-a15:~$ glxinfo |grep render
direct rendering: Yes
GLX_MESA_multithread_makecurrent, GLX_MESA_query_renderer,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, GLX_MESA_query_renderer,
Extended renderer info (GLX_MESA_query_renderer):
OpenGL renderer string: llvmpipe (LLVM 9.0, 128 bits)
GL_ARB_conditional_render_inverted, GL_ARB_conservative_depth,
GL_MESA_ycbcr_texture, GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_depth_clamp,
GL_ARB_conditional_render_inverted, GL_ARB_conservative_depth,
GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_fog_distance,
GL_MESA_shader_integer_functions, GL_NV_conditional_render,
GL_OES_element_index_uint, GL_OES_fbo_render_mipmap,

(base) ian@ian-a15:~$ sudo lshw -c video
*-display
description: VGA compatible controller
product: NVIDIA Corporation
vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
version: a1
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0
resources: irq:74 memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff memory:c0000000-c1ffffff ioport:f000(size=128) memory:fc000000-fc07ffff
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
vendor: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI]
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
version: c6
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi msix vga_controller bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
resources: memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:e0000000-e01fffff ioport:c000(size=256) memory:fc500000-fc57ffff

Here are the only uncommented lines in grub:
GRUB_DEFAULT=0
GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=hidden
GRUB_TIMEOUT=10
GRUB_DISTRIBUTOR=lsb_release -i -s 2> /dev/null || echo Debian
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=“quiet splash acpi_backlight=video”
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=""

Any help would be much appreciated.

You have a hybrid amd/nvidia graphics combo and the amd is primary and running llvm, so it’s missing the driver.
I guess it’s this:
https://forums.developer.nvidia.com/t/ubuntu-18-04-second-monitor-couldnt-be-detected-using-nvidia-430-form-ppa/125606/3
For non-guessed info, please run nvidia-bug-report.sh as root and attach the resulting nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file to your post. You will have to rename the file ending to something else since the forum software doesn’t accept .gz files (nifty!).

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Thank you, an upgrade to 20.04 fixed it.

I still only get 105 in glmark2 though, which is not what I expect.

Like said, you would have to provide a nvidia-bug-report.log for non-guessed info.

Here is a link to the log: https://drive.google.com/file/d/113SXZE459C0evUcMu_ou-3fsRjjSuxaG/view?usp=sharing

I’m not seeing a brightness control and the performance is definitely integrated graphics rather than the card I have.

(I am now running on ubuntu 20.04)

Hello, any chance you can help?