We have bought the HP z4 g4 workstation with windows and I have uninstalled windows and installed ubuntu 18.04. While installing, I have got so many errors and I have corrected using online sources. But now, I am trying to install the nvidia-driver and installed the latest nvidia-driver (430) but when I check it with nvidia-smi, I am getting the following error.

I have installed nvidia-driver using the following command

sudo apt-get install nvidia-430

NVIDIA_SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest sriver is installed and running

lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display'

The above command produces the following output

00:1f.5 Non-VGA unclassified device: Intel Corporation 200 Series/Z370 Chipset F                                                                                        amily SPI Controller
00:1f.6 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Ethernet Connection (2) I219-LM
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Ethernet Connection (2) I219-LM
        Kernel driver in use: e1000e
21:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1e30 (rev a1)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 129e
        Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau
21:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation Device 10f7 (rev a1)

I have tried many possibilities but I couldn't correct and your help towards this is highly appreciated.

I have the following properites in secure boothttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1QnTDLKnjPVWnKzyOIF2hgafmvPkgoCKV/view?usp=sharing

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    How did you install the driver? Please edit your question and add output of lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display' terminal command. – Pilot6 Oct 15 '19 at 14:43
  • Please EDIT YOUR QUESTION and add output there. It is unreadable in comments. – Pilot6 Oct 15 '19 at 15:00
  • I have updated the comment. please check it. – vinayakumar R Oct 15 '19 at 15:04
  • There is no nvidia-430 package for ubuntu 18.04. Did your install command install anything? Also check if Secure Boot is disabled in BIOS. – Pilot6 Oct 15 '19 at 15:06
  • Yes, it installed some libraries. Even I have tried with .run package. This also didn't work. I have uninsalled all the nvidia drivers. Now nvidia-smi prodduces the following output: Command 'nvidia-smi' not found, but can be installed with: sudo apt install nvidia-340 sudo apt install nvidia-utils-390 – vinayakumar R Oct 15 '19 at 15:08

To install the driver properly disable Secure Boot in BIOS if you are using UEFI and install by

sudo apt install nvidia-driver-430

In your case the correct BIOS option is

Legacy Support Disable and Secure Boot Disable
  • I have installed using the same command and the secure boot option which I have is given in the attached image (in the above question) – vinayakumar R Oct 15 '19 at 15:34

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