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    Ubuntu 20.04 Nvidia drivers not working.

    Hello, my nvidia drivers are broken and only the display(I think) uses the card...
    I have tried a lot of techniques but with no luck...
    My pc is NP550P5C I am running "Linux rytuks-550P5C-550P7C 5.4.0-37-generic"
    There was always this problem, but ten I didn't need the gpu, and its rendering(OpenGL) fetures.
    Reinstalling doesn't work.
    Different versions of drivers also seem not to work and if i install some, they become 390 again.

    Code:
    rytuks@rytuks-550P5C-550P7C:/usr/lib/nvidia$ nvidia-settings 
    
    ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded
    
    
    ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system
    
    
    (nvidia-settings:57672): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: 00:10:05.218: g_object_unref: assertion 'G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed
    ** Message: 00:10:05.221: PRIME: Requires offloading
    ** Message: 00:10:05.221: PRIME: is it supported? yes
    ** Message: 00:10:05.257: PRIME: Usage: /usr/bin/prime-select nvidia|intel|on-demand|query
    ** Message: 00:10:05.258: PRIME: on-demand mode: "1"
    ** Message: 00:10:05.258: PRIME: is "on-demand" mode supported? yes
    and the Nvidia bug thing https://gist.github.com/rytis2002/a0...697e7a67c47c29
    I want to simply get my gpu to render openGL and not my intel HD graphics.
    i have tried "prime-select nvidia" but it does nothing
    Last edited by rytis2002; June 12th, 2020 at 10:47 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 20.04 Nvidia drivers not working.

    forgot to mention that i have tried prime-select nvidia but it does nothing

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    Re: Ubuntu 20.04 Nvidia drivers not working.

    418 is the last branch that supports your GT 650M, so there's no point trying to install anything later than that. If you have a driver package already installed you need to purge it before you install a driver from a different branch, otherwise it won't work. Optimus is also a general pain.
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    Re: Ubuntu 20.04 Nvidia drivers not working.

    If I try to purge 390 and install 418 after the reboot nvidia drivers are never found by the system and screen resolution is decreased drastically, then I do
    Code:
    sudo rm -v /etc/X11/xorg.conf*
    , reboot, and everything is back to normar, but my driver shows up as 390(Like a ghost XD).

    Now, after I purged everything the driver 390 stays...
    Oh, it was the Xorg driver, my bad.

    In the additional drivers it only shows 3 options:
    390
    340
    Xorg

    418 is not an option and if I try to install it from the nvidia site, it fails https://pastebin.com/W4cARBSb
    nvidia-settings have never worked for me, not even once...
    Last edited by rytis2002; June 13th, 2020 at 08:42 AM.

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    Re: Ubuntu 20.04 Nvidia drivers not working.

    OK so I finally got it to work, by uninstalling libgl1 and reinstalling it, idk why it worked... reinstalling billions of times and testing different solutions didn't seem to work...

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