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    18.04 Nvidia Drivers on fresh install

    I posted on SO and got no response, so thought I'd try here. Have done a good bit of searching all well aware of nomodeset.
    From what I can tell the driver seems to install but there is no display, just the sound of lightdm loading.

    Happy to run through any diagnostics necessary. I'm currently having a program on one screen and its killing me.

    https://askubuntu.com/questions/1159...-04-dell-g5-15

    Happy to learn where I'm going wrong, just not sure where to look and have spent a good while trawling through solutions that do not help. I'm coming back to Ubuntu from Manjaro on a new laptop.

    $ inxi -Fxz
    Code:
    System:    Host: ferret Kernel: 4.19.14-041914-generic x86_64
               bits: 64 gcc: 8.2.0
               Desktop: i3 4.16.1-1-g341fcf99
               Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
    Machine:   Device: laptop System: Dell product: G5 5587 serial: N/A
               Mobo: Dell model: 0M2MWX v: A00 serial: N/A
               UEFI: Dell v: 1.8.0 date: 12/21/2018
    Battery    BAT0: charge: 7.6 Wh 13.7% condition: 55.2/56.0 Wh (99%)
    
    
               model: Samsung SDI DELL W7NKD8A status: Charging
    CPU:       6 core Intel Core i7-8750H (-MT-MCP-)
               arch: Skylake rev.10 cache: 9216 KB
    
    
               flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 26496
               clock speeds: max: 4100 MHz 1: 3900 MHz
               2: 3900 MHz 3: 3899 MHz
               4: 3899 MHz 5: 3900 MHz
               6: 3899 MHz 7: 3900 MHz
               8: 3900 MHz 9: 3900 MHz
               10: 3900 MHz 11: 3900 MHz
               12: 3899 MHz
    Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 3e9b
               bus-ID: 00:02.0
               Card-2: NVIDIA GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile]
               bus-ID: 01:00.0
               Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
               drivers: fbdev (unloaded: modesetting,vesa)
               Resolution: 1920x1080@77.00hz
               OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 8.0, 256 bits)
               version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.2 Direct Render: Yes
    Audio:     Card Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS
               driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
               Sound: ALSA v: k4.19.14-041914-generic
    Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak]
               driver: iwlwifi
               bus-ID: 00:14.3
               IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up
               mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
               driver: alx port: 3000
               bus-ID: 3c:00.0
               IF: enp60s0 state: down
               mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1256.3GB (3.3% used)
               ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: KBG30ZMS256G_NVMe_TOSHIBA_256GB size: 256.1GB
    
    
               ID-2: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM035 size: 1000.2GB
               temp: 33C
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 232G used: 37G (17%)
               fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
               ID-2: /boot size: 705M used: 227M (35%)
               fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
               ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.02GB used: 0.17GB (16%)
               fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
    RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 76.0C mobo: N/A
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 430 Uptime: 12 min Memory: 8401.1/15850.8MB
               Init: systemd runlevel: 5
               Gcc sys: 7.4.0
               Client: Shell (zsh 5.4.2) inxi: 2.3.56
    This is the output from BEFORE installing the driver. If you want it for after just ask.
    Last edited by nemofin; July 28th, 2019 at 07:14 PM. Reason: Adding diagnostic info

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    Re: 18.04 Nvidia Drivers on fresh install

    Are there any logs or reading material that anybody can point me towards that may help? Even if you can't help or don't have the time, if you have an idea of where I should check, let me know.

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    Re: 18.04 Nvidia Drivers on fresh install

    This may fall into the stupid question category, and I apologize if it is, but have you disabled the integrated GPU?

    I have no personal knowledge, but I do know that installing Linux to lap[tops with dual mode video is a recurrent hard spot.
    regards

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    Re: 18.04 Nvidia Drivers on fresh install

    I posted on SO
    You need to explain what 'SO' is. Some of us do not speak the languages of acronym or abbreviation.

    Please display the results, between codetags, of inxi -Fxz
    Cheers,
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    Re: 18.04 Nvidia Drivers on fresh install

    Quote Originally Posted by rbmorse View Post
    This may fall into the stupid question category, and I apologize if it is, but have you disabled the integrated GPU?

    I have no personal knowledge, but I do know that installing Linux to lap[tops with dual mode video is a recurrent hard spot.
    I believe it should be disabled, how can I be sure?

    Quote Originally Posted by him610 View Post
    You need to explain what 'SO' is. Some of us do not speak the languages of acronym or abbreviation.

    Please display the results, between codetags, of inxi -Fxz
    Oh sorry, I meant Stack Overflow, and should have said Ask Ubuntu (the link included). Shall do, will reformat them now thank you.

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    Re: 18.04 Nvidia Drivers on fresh install

    Please do not edit your original post when you have new information; it leads to confusion. Put in a new reply to the discussion.
    The order of your graphics devices may be changed in your BIOS/UEFI settings.
    Have you tried Additional Drivers yet?
    ...the output from BEFORE installing the driver. If you want it for after just ask
    Yes, it would help to see what is current.
    Cheers,
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    Re: 18.04 Nvidia Drivers on fresh install

    Okay so after installing the driver (using additional output), the same happens again, black screen. here is the output requested.


    Code:
    System:    Host: ferret Kernel: 4.19.14-041914-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 8.2.0 Console: tty 4           Distro: Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
    Machine:   Device: laptop System: Dell product: G5 5587 serial: N/A
               Mobo: Dell model: 0M2MWX v: A00 serial: N/A UEFI: Dell v: 1.8.0 date: 12/21/2018
    Battery    BAT0: charge: 55.2 Wh 100.0% condition: 55.2/56.0 Wh (99%)
               model: Samsung SDI DELL W7NKD8A status: Full
    CPU:       6 core Intel Core i7-8750H (-MT-MCP-) arch: Skylake rev.10 cache: 9216 KB
               flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 26496
               clock speeds: max: 4100 MHz 1: 2280 MHz 2: 3555 MHz 3: 3532 MHz 4: 3406 MHz 5: 3473 MHz 6: 3486 MHz
               7: 3531 MHz 8: 3487 MHz 9: 3577 MHz 10: 3026 MHz 11: 3558 MHz 12: 3450 MHz
    Graphics:  Card-1: Intel Device 3e9b bus-ID: 00:02.0
               Card-2: NVIDIA GP106M [GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile] bus-ID: 01:00.0
               Display Server: X.org 1.19.6 driver: nvidia tty size: 240x67 Advanced Data: N/A out of X
    Audio:     Card Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.19.14-041914-generic
    Network:   Card-1: Intel Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak] driver: iwlwifi bus-ID: 00:14.3
               IF: wlp0s20f3 state: up mac: <filter>
               Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
               driver: alx port: 3000 bus-ID: 3c:00.0
               IF: enp60s0 state: down mac: <filter>
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1256.3GB (3.3% used)
               ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 model: KBG30ZMS256G_NVMe_TOSHIBA_256GB size: 256.1GB
               ID-2: /dev/sda model: ST1000LM035 size: 1000.2GB
    Partition: ID-1: / size: 232G used: 38G (18%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
               ID-2: /boot size: 705M used: 239M (37%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
               ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
    RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 55.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
    Info:      Processes: 314 Uptime: 3 min Memory: 676.0/15850.8MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.4.0
               Client: Shell (zsh 5.4.2) inxi: 2.3.56

    Looking through my UEFI but cannot find the order of the GPUs.

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    Re: 18.04 Nvidia Drivers on fresh install

    This sequence of messages on the Dell website (it concerns Inspiron 15 7577) may be applicable to your system also.
    https://www.dell.com/community/Inspi...7/td-p/6115909
    Cheers,
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    Re: 18.04 Nvidia Drivers on fresh install

    Could well be the case, but independent of that, its surely still possible to run the nvidia driver, as there are others with the same model of laptop, who have got the driver installed fine.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Dell/commen..._dell_g5_5587/

    Any more ideas, throw them my way please. Lots more logs available on the StackOverflow thread, I just didn't want to spam here. I think next I'll try update my bios so that can be ruled out. nomodeset is a common fix but for me did not work.

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