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I was using nouveau drivers before I found out that it's not up to par with nvidia's proprietary drivers

I decided to install the nvidia-driver-418 (proprietary) then after I rebooted, ubuntu launched fsck, it looked like everything is going [ OK ] but then it got stuck on the last line saying "fsck-cancel-message: Ctrl-C..."

At that point I waited for about 10 mins, nothing changed, i looked at the HDD-LED indicator but it shows no activity.

I fixed it by restarting my PC and uninstalling nvidia-driver-418 via GRUB.

Everything seems fine now.

But I still want to use proprietary drivers, is there any workaround for this?

Picture of the screen (https://i.stack.imgur.com/8A2dz.jpg)

$ sudo ubuntu-drivers devices
== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 ==
modalias : pci:v000010DEd00001380sv00001569sd00001380bc03sc00i00
vendor   : NVIDIA Corporation
model    : GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti]
driver   : nvidia-driver-418 - distro non-free
driver   : nvidia-driver-396 - third-party free
driver   : nvidia-driver-430 - third-party free recommended
driver   : nvidia-340 - distro non-free
driver   : nvidia-driver-390 - distro non-free
driver   : nvidia-driver-415 - third-party free
driver   : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin

$ mokutil --sb-state
EFI variables are not supported on this system

$ test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo "Legacy(bios)"
Legacy(bios)

$ sudo lshw -c video
*-display                
   description: VGA compatible controller
   product: GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti]
   vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
   physical id: 0
   bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
   version: a2
   width: 64 bits
   clock: 33MHz
   capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
   configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
   resources: irq:29 memory:f6000000-f6ffffff memory:e0000000-efffffff memory:f0000000-f1ffffff ioport:e000(size=128) memory:c0000-dffff

$ dkms status
(nothing)

$ lsmod | grep nvidia
(nothing)

$ echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE
x11

$ lspci -knn | grep -A 3 -E "(VGA|3D)"
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] [10de:1380] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Palit Microsystems Inc. GM107 [GeForce GTX 750 Ti] [1569:1380]
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau
  • Please edit your question and post output of the following commands: 1. sudo ubuntu-drivers devices 2. mokutil --sb-state 3. test -d /sys/firmware/efi && echo efi || echo "Legacy(bios)" 4. sudo lshw -c video 5. dkms status 6. lsmod | grep nvidia 7. echo $XDG_SESSION_TYPE and 8 lspci -knn | grep -A 3 -E "(VGA|3D)" – Marmayogi May 9 at 11:26
  • here are the outputs: pastebin.com/FV1mDaHC – gghavoc112 May 9 at 11:51
  • You can use e on grub menu entry, go to line with quiet splash and change it to quiet splash fastboot. Then fsck isn't run at all. It's a work around like you asked for... Most people probably want fsck run at least once a month even though it takes a minute or so to run. – WinEunuuchs2Unix May 9 at 11:51
  • Even if I want to run fsck, it might get stuck again. Here's the screen: i.stack.imgur.com/8A2dz.jpg It's stuck on that screen, I checked the HDD LED indicator to see there's any activity but the LED is not even turning on. – gghavoc112 May 9 at 11:55
  • @gghavoc112, from the command output, you must install Nvidia 430 ( NOT 418) which is the recommended one (refer command output: sudo ubuntu-drivers devices). At present you are with nouveau drivers. Before attempting 430 installation, please talk more about your computer system. Is it a laptop? Is it dual-booted? It seems that your system is installed with bios(legacy). Why did you choose BIOS(legacy) over EFI? Please reply. Thanks. – Marmayogi May 9 at 12:20

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