Unable to get and NVIDIA driver to work with RTX 2060

Hi I’m unable to get any driver working on my ASUS laptop.

nvidia-smi produces the following:

NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.

I used the following instructions to try installing different drivers (435, 440, 450 - none of which worked).

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
sudo apt autoremove
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver-440

bug report attached

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (132.7 KB)