Coming from arch where i was unable to control brightness no matter what i tried, i realized that by using the nvidia-390 driver in ubuntu everything is working fine....BUT i have random crashes of the system. When I am using the nouveau drivers everything is fine BUT i do not have any control over the brightness of the screen. This is a hybrid laptop and i have intel graphics and nvidia quadro P1000 Currently I am using the nouveau drivers Picture showing the 2 drivers available

Also please note that the intel graphics is not recognized at all.

Some information about my system

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1cbb (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 8429
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 255
    Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
    Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
    I/O ports at 4000 [size=128]
    Expansion ROM at e9000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
    Capabilities: <access denied>
    Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau


$ inxi -G
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA Device 1cbb
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: fbdev,nouveau (unloaded: modesetting,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@77.00hz
           OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 7.0, 256 bits) version: 3.3 Mesa 18.2.2

I have also attempted to use the brightness-controller application but it has no effect.

How can I either fix the brightness using nouveau drivers or fix the random crashed with the nvidia driver?


Bios Upgrade:HP Firmware Pack (Q71) 01.08.00 Rev.A 18.9 MB Aug 14, 2019

Nvidia Driver upgrade from 390 -> 430 (using ubuntu 18.04 proprieraty drivers)

Resolved my issues with instability/crashes AND brightness buttons

  • updated just before, 5 min later still crashes. I am on ubuntu 19.04 currently with nvidia-driver 430 – kampias Aug 22 '19 at 11:37
  • im on 18.04 with kernel , my crashes occured only after waking up from hibernation, which seems to be fixed. – skurk Aug 22 '19 at 11:52

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