Note: 1) I've alrdy ran the command "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa". 2) I've alrdy selected Nvidia GPU using prime-select (CLI) / prime profile (GUI). 3) I tried with v418 and end up with the same result as v430. 4) Running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 5) I've tried rebooting almost after every steps too. 6) Purged nvidia completely before each new installation. 7) Disabled Secure Boot.
I've been trying to install Nvidia driver version 430, however, when I run the command "nvidia-smi", the output will always tell me that the driver NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.
Running nvidia-smi on v340 will not have the same output above. Instead, the proper gpu related output table will show up.
Additional Notes: My computer is running GPU Nvidia Geforce 820M which supports 430. However, in Software & Updates, only nouveau and Nvidia v340 is listed. I've checked in Nvidia's website and my GPU supports v430. Screenshot: Additional Driver in Software & Updates