Unable to load the 'nvidia-drm' kernel module. Ubuntu 18.04

Installing ‘NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64’ (418.43):

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (391 KB)
nvidia-installer.log (4.82 KB)

There’s the nouveau module already loaded and not blacklisted. Furthermore, since this is an Optimus notebook, you shouldn’t use the .run installer. Please uninstall it using the --uninstall option. Then just add the Ubuntu graphics ppa (https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa) and install the driver from there (sudo apt install nvidia-driver-415)

thanks for help but seems it didn’t work, driver still not loaded

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (941 KB)

You now have the vfio-pci driver loaded which is for pci-passthrough. Looking at your kernel parameters, at some time you tried using this. Please revert the config for that.
Please post the output of
grep vfio /etc/modprobe.d/* /lib/modprobe.d/*

/etc/modprobe.d/vfio.conf:options vfio-pci ids=10de:139a disable_vga=1

Yes, I tried to set up GPU passthrough for kvm

Please remove that file and maybe also the kernel parameters regarding passthrough. Then reboot and see if it works.

removed this file and kernel params related.
but nvidia module still not loaded automatically , and nvidia-detector says none
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (8.94 MB)

The nvidia driver is loaded now but is not picked up. Please reinstall the packages nvidia-prime and ubuntu-drivers-common and run
sudo prime-select nvidia

Yes! Finally it seems working.
Thank you.

Dear Generix

(base) bukhari@ideapad-Y700-17ISK:~$ lspci -k | grep -EA2 'VGA|3D' 
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 530 (rev 06)
	Subsystem: Lenovo HD Graphics 530
	Kernel driver in use: i915
--
01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)
	Subsystem: Lenovo GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M]
	Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia

I am using ubuntu 18.04.2 upgraded from ubuntu 16.04lts.
I followed this thread and purged my installation that i had done using .run and have done nvidia 418 using the ppa but i have problems

bukhari@ideapad-Y700-17ISK:~$ sudo prime-select nvidia
Info: the nvidia profile is already set

running nvidia-settings gives

bukhari@ideapad-Y700-17ISK:~$ nvidia-settings
ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded
ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system
(nvidia-settings:3446): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 18:39:38.070: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
** Message: 18:39:38.078: PRIME: Requires offloading
** Message: 18:39:38.078: PRIME: is it supported? yes

running

bukhari@ideapad-Y700-17ISK:~$ dpkg -l | grep nvidia
ii  libnvidia-cfg1-418:amd64                      418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA binary OpenGL/GLX configuration library
ii  libnvidia-common-418                          418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            all          Shared files used by the NVIDIA libraries
rc  libnvidia-compute-390:amd64                   390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1                              amd64        NVIDIA libcompute package
rc  libnvidia-compute-390:i386                    390.116-0ubuntu0.18.04.1                              i386         NVIDIA libcompute package
rc  libnvidia-compute-396:amd64                   396.54-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA libcompute package
rc  libnvidia-compute-396:i386                    396.54-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            i386         NVIDIA libcompute package
ii  libnvidia-compute-418:amd64                   418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA libcompute package
ii  libnvidia-compute-418:i386                    418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            i386         NVIDIA libcompute package
ii  libnvidia-decode-418:amd64                    418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA Video Decoding runtime libraries
ii  libnvidia-decode-418:i386                     418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            i386         NVIDIA Video Decoding runtime libraries
ii  libnvidia-encode-418:amd64                    418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVENC Video Encoding runtime library
ii  libnvidia-encode-418:i386                     418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            i386         NVENC Video Encoding runtime library
ii  libnvidia-fbc1-418:amd64                      418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA OpenGL-based Framebuffer Capture runtime library
ii  libnvidia-fbc1-418:i386                       418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            i386         NVIDIA OpenGL-based Framebuffer Capture runtime library
ii  libnvidia-gl-418:amd64                        418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA OpenGL/GLX/EGL/GLES GLVND libraries and Vulkan ICD
ii  libnvidia-gl-418:i386                         418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            i386         NVIDIA OpenGL/GLX/EGL/GLES GLVND libraries and Vulkan ICD
ii  libnvidia-ifr1-418:amd64                      418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA OpenGL-based Inband Frame Readback runtime library
ii  libnvidia-ifr1-418:i386                       418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            i386         NVIDIA OpenGL-based Inband Frame Readback runtime library
ii  nvidia-compute-utils-418                      418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA compute utilities
ii  nvidia-dkms-418                               418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA DKMS package
ii  nvidia-driver-418                             418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA driver metapackage
ii  nvidia-kernel-common-418                      418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        Shared files used with the kernel module
ii  nvidia-kernel-source-418                      418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA kernel source package
ii  nvidia-prime                                  0.8.8.2                                               all          Tools to enable NVIDIA's Prime
ii  nvidia-settings                               418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver
ii  nvidia-utils-418                              418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA driver support binaries
ii  xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-418                 418.56-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1                            amd64        NVIDIA binary Xorg driver

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (96.2 KB)

Please run

grep nvidia /etc/modprobe.d/* /lib/modprobe.d/*

to find the file that contains

blacklist nvidia

and remove it. Then run

sudo update-initramfs -u

and reboot.

After doing that the current state is as follows:

01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2)
	Subsystem: Lenovo GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M]
	Kernel driver in use: nvidiafb

nvidia-smi still has it

(base) bukhari@ideapad-Y700-17ISK:nvidia-smi 
NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.

still not loaded unfortunately

(base) bukhari@ideapad-Y700-17ISK:nvidia-settings 
ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded
ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system
(nvidia-settings:17006): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 01:34:24.564: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
** Message: 01:34:24.579: PRIME: Requires offloading
** Message: 01:34:24.579: PRIME: is it supported? yes

my uefi has secure boot enabled and i am not really sure how to sign the kernel if this is what is causing problems can you please refer me to the relevant thread? or is it that installations through ppa don’t require signing

nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (169 KB)

Ah, ok, didn’t catch that. If you can’t/don’t want to disable secure boot, it’s easier to do a reinstall. On installing Ubuntu you’re given the option to ‘install third party software’, choose that and the nvidia driver, then you’re guided through the signing setup. Doing this afterwards is a bit fiddly.

I have tried lots of methods,finally,I solved this problem by dong this:
delete the blacklist stuff of nvidia in /lib and /etc,and then reboot and doing the formal install.