I have been struggling with installing nvidia driver on Ubuntu 18.04 on xps 15 9570.

My first attempt is to install it through apt-get. Yet, after installation nvidia-smi still suggests that i did not install the driver.

After that, I tried to follow the recipe for installing on 16.04 on the same machine at [1], yet, the problem persist.

May I ask how can I solve this problem?

[1] #28 in https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2392938&page=3

  • Disable Secure Boot in BIOS. See askubuntu.com/questions/1053282/… – Pilot6 Jul 8 '18 at 17:40
  • I have tried that. The problem still persist and I can't even boot into ubuntu after disable it. – Peter Pang Jul 8 '18 at 17:41
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    You probably disable UEFI boot, not secure boot. Disabling SB can't affect booting. – Pilot6 Jul 8 '18 at 17:42
  • After i disable secure boot with mokutil and installed the nvidia-driver-390, the nvidia-smi output is still the same and the booting screen is stucked in Started GNOME Display Mode. – Peter Pang Jul 9 '18 at 2:26
  • I have tried to install the driver through Nvidia run script downloaded from their website. After installation, nvidia-smi shows reasonable output. Yet when I reboot, the pc stucked at the same place as before. – Peter Pang Jul 9 '18 at 5:24

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