I own a Dell laptop with the following hardware:
- RTX 2060 mobile (rev a1, 10de:1f11)
- Desktop-grade i9
- 24Go RAM 2400MHz
- NVME storage
- Secure Boot disabled
I reinstalled recently from scratch my Ubuntu. The
nouveau driver works well with Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux kernel 5.8.0. However, if I install any Nvidia driver (450 or 460, from Canonical or graphicsdrivers PPA), the initial ram filesystem fails to load at boot time (it is stuck before entering the “booted” state), without any errors on screen. If I try the recovery boot mode, with
debug added to the kernel options, I only get as message
Loading initial ramdisk…
nomodeset, or running
prime-select intel on chroot do not change anything.
Moreover, if I cannot boot from any live Ubuntu using kernel 5.8.0. Sometimes, I can make Ubuntu working by installing
linux-modules-nvidia-460-generic-hwe-20.04 but at the next kernel update from
unattended-upgrades it gets broken again. I have no warnings or errors when installing the Nvidia driver.
My setup has worked for a year and half with Ubuntu 19.04 up to 20.04 and linux kernel 5.4, and is still the case today with driver 450.
Edit : Here is the result of the script
nvidia-bug-report.sh. To obtain it, I installed the Nvidia driver 460, let my laptop crashes on next reboot, I booted on a live Ubuntu with an old but working kernel, chrooted my installation, then ran the script : nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (90.8 KB)