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ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system
- model: Dell xps 15 9560
- cpu: i7-7700HQ
- gpu: Geforce GTX 1050 mobile
- ubuntu version: 20.04
- kernel: 5.4.196
- driver: 470
This setup worked previously but i think a recent update to either the driver or the kernel broke it.
I already tried
- Purging and uninstalling all of the nvidia drivers several times and installing them in several different ways.
- setting nvidia as prime (also setting cpu as prime and then back)
- Updating the kernel. It would not update further than 5.4.*
- Disabling secure boot