I have been trying to setup my nvidia graphics after updating Ubuntu from 16.04 to 18.04. Long story short I have tried all (or most) combinations of setting up the driver but I failed.
I have an Nvidia GTX 1080 card which was initially working in my 16.04. Also, I am using the onboard graphics card for the display and wish to use the Nvidia graphics card for my Deep Learning work (read CUDA).
Below are the specs:
onboard graphics chipset - Intel
NVIDIA graphics card - GTX 1080
driver - 410.78
Ubuntu version - 18.04
Kernel version - 4.17.0-generic
display manager - gdm3
- Using older drivers including nvidia-390 and 396
- Using older kernel versions for Ubuntu
- editing grub configurations (nomodeset, nogpumanager)
- blacklist nouveau
I can run nvidia-smi and the driver is working in tty terminal mode (ctrl+alt+F2). However, when I try logging in normally it loops back to the login page
One solution is if I use prime-select and chose intel instead of nvidia and reboot my login is successful. However, Nvidia driver is shutdown. In this state nvidia-smi would respond that it is not able to communicate to the nvidia driver.
Happy to provide additional information if needed. Please help as I have already lost a lot of my time trying to debug this issue