I have Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS with 5.11.0-37-generic kernel and GeForce 940MX and I installed the recommended PRODUCTION driver which was 470, and I got a black screen of death. Totally locked out. Can’t log back in.
After a lot of hours spent, I was able to get back to the Nouveau driver and log back into my computer.
Why was this not tested in QA? Why are NVIDIA drivers unreliable? Which driver version should I use now with my kernel and distro now that I can’t trust NVIDIA’S very own website?
Or is it time to switch to some other Hardware accelerator to experiment with deep learning stuff?
P.S. The Wayland stuff mentioned in some other topic did not work for me.