The graphics card used to work before doing my last update. Now even if it is installed it doesn't work. So I think the problem is that this driver isn't supported by the kernel anymore. But I can't install newer drivers because my card is not supported by them.

If I run:


I get this error:

ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded

If I run:


I get this error:

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

The only thing I think is a sure solution is downgrading my kernel. However i don't want to do that, is there another viable solution for this problem?

The model of my card is: Geforce GT 635M


You can use mainline package to install kernel 5.11.0 and 460.56 nvidia driver. This combination works. Just confirmed here, although I see more recent kernel versions available, can check later if needed.

  • My card is only supported by the 390 driver (and below). I actually tried that driver before I knew that. – jogarcia Mar 29 at 16:06
  • sounds like pretty important thing to add to the question. Please adjust the question accordingly with the model of your card. – Jan Myszkier Mar 29 at 16:44
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    @jogarcia can you add the model of your card to the question? – Jan Myszkier Apr 1 at 7:13

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