I am running Ubuntu 18.10 on an MSI GV62-7RD machine, and the system was working fine with the NVIDIA 390 driver available from Additional Drivers menu. But I am unable to install newer driver versions available at https://www.nvidia.in/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-in.
I have tried two different versions (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.93.run and NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.43.run) and encountered the exact same issues, following which, the installation failed.
Please note that I have checked all the prerequisites and dependencies, and have taken care of all the precautions, and am proceeding as per the instructions given at http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/418.43/README/index.html.
Issue 1 (minor): During initiating the setup, several prompts appear, all of which seem normal, except one, which says:
“The distribution-provided pre-install script failed! Are you sure you want to continue?”
I select “Yes”, after which the installation proceeds normally.
Issue 2 major: As the installation completes, I receive another prompt, which says:
“ERROR: Unable to load the ‘nvidia-drm’ kernel module.”
And the only option it gives is “OK”, pressing which the installer exits with a message that the installation failed.
Link to the installer log: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1sRX0cd99jrvwff_1m_eF7NQgShtLOReE/view?usp=sharing
It would be really great if someone could help me resolve this issue as soon as possible.
I would be grateful.