I'm having trouble with Nvidia drivers on my Acer Predator Helios 300. It has an NVIDIA GeForce Gtx 1060. I've installed the drivers for the 440, 430, 410 and 390, and they all have the same trouble. When I boot, it stays on a black screen and if I press Ctrl + Alt + F10, a blinking underline appears

The only way for me to boot Linux is by selecting prime-select intel and then changing again to Nvidia after the boot. In this case, Nvidia-smi works normally and I can even use Cuda. When I reboot, however, the error persists, and I have to select Intel again.

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with the latest kernel (5.0)

I've already tested these questions { 1, [2], [3], [4] } without success.


issue these steps

sudo rm  /etc/X11/xorg.conf
sudo apt install --reinstall nvidia-prime # make sure nvidia-prime is installed
sudo prime-select nvidia # switch to nvidia
sudo rm /lib/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia.conf /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia.conf # remove stray blacklist files
sudo update-initramfs -u # update the initrd
sudo reboot

see further discussion at https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1068626/black-screen-after-install-of-nvidia-driver-ubuntu/

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