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    Last update crashed my Nvidia driver.

    When I updated Ubuntu Mate 20.10 today (3-15-2021), it crashed my Nvidia 460 driver. I don't know if I actually fixed the problem. I restarted in recovery mode with the previous version and fixed broken packages. When I ran Software Update, it said there were no updates. I don't know if I just booted up in the previous version. It wants me to delete the other files, and I'm not going to do that until I know I'm fine. I did rebuild the 460 driver in apt just before I restarted in the recovery mode, but the resolution was 640x480 so I restarted in recovery mode with the previous version. I don't know if when I continued booting if it loaded the newest install or the version I started up recovery mode in. You probably shouldn't allow the update of both the video driver and a major update of the OS at the same time. It looks fine now, but I don't know if I'm in the other previous update version or if I'm stuck in it until I reinstall the OS. It's a serious pain in the ass to have the video driver compiling crash in an update, and you end up being stuck with a corrupted driver.It should just revert back the the previous version of the driver if there is a problem with the compiling process. I mean, losing the video driver is down right scary!

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    Re: Last update crashed my Nvidia driver.

    The latest version of the nvidia driver is 5.8.0-44

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    Re: Last update crashed my Nvidia driver.

    Quote Originally Posted by daniewicz View Post
    The latest version of the nvidia driver is 5.8.0-44
    No, that's the kernel version, nothing to do with Nvidia drivers.

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    Re: Last update crashed my Nvidia driver.

    Yes you are correct.

    Driver is 460.39

    Could it be that the updated kernel is causing the problem?

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    Re: Last update crashed my Nvidia driver.

    Yes it could especially if you are using a 5.08 kernel. I had all sorts of problems and went back to the 5.04.

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    Re: Last update crashed my Nvidia driver.

    I am on 5.8.0-45 and there was also an update to nvidia drivers, and all is well.

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    Re: Last update crashed my Nvidia driver.

    I am on 5.8.0-44-generic with no problem.

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    Re: Last update crashed my Nvidia driver.

    I do have similar problem with last update (3-15-2021), but with nvidia-driver-390 (390.141). Also on Ubuntu MATE.

    The problem seems to be with kernel version 5.8.0-45. With 5.8.0-44 everything is fine like before.

    For the kernel 5.8.0-45 (newer) the driver seems to be there but is not working with it's good quality. I can see the proprietary driver selected in Control Panel -> Additional Drivers, however I can't see nvidia being listed with
    Code:
    [sudo] lshw -c video | grep configuration
    The resolution is lower and the games are not working.

    I can switch to kernel 5.8.0-44 with grub and use my system like before. Can't use the newer kernel though...

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    Re: Last update crashed my Nvidia driver.

    5.8.0-45-generic update this morning and got the low resolution problem.

    5.8.0-45-generic update this afternoon and all is well again.

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    Re: Last update crashed my Nvidia driver.

    I used Grub Customizer to boot into 5.8.0-44-generic for now as I'm sick with something. It's not a long term solution.

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