This needs a bit of backstory, so I get right to it.
Earlier this evening I was running kernel 4.19.9 with Nvidia driver 410 present. Note I could not use it, I have (had) the same problem as this guy: NVidia X Server Settings GUI doesn't start on ubuntu 18.04
However, there was a Nvidia update, and for the first time I could get an error code when I put
nvidia-settings into terminal. My search for that error got me to this page: https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmint/comments/9a88po/linux_mint_19_nvidia_prime_no_more_screentearing_3/
The tinkerer that I am, I changed my
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nomodeset acpi_osi=" to
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash nvidia-drm.modeset=1 updated grub and rebooted.
To make long story short, I had a hard freeze before GUI could load. I managed to revert to kernel 4.15.0 and change grub command back to
Now at kernel 4.15 the Nvidia drivers don't show at all. No matter how much I purge and install again. And to make matters worse, IF I dare to move to kernel 4.19.9 (or any of the 4.19 kernels) and install Nvidia drivers, I get a hard freeze when rebooting.
I am not sure if I am ready to do
sudo apt-get remove --purge '^nvidia-.*' because I have read that it removes
I personally rather run on kernel 4.19.9, but I would also like to be able to install Nvidia drivers without the system freezing.
Is there any way to get this to work, or am I doomed to reinstall again??
All the best, and sorry for the long post.