It worked for a while with 375, I think. Then, it suddenly stopped working today. I've tried purging and reinstalling both 384 and 375, but had no luck. They still give me black screens, and
nvidia-detector still gives me
I've been using CUDA for a while, but I didn't pay too much attention to whether my graphics are rendered by my NVIDIA card.
I just found out that nvidia-367 was not correctly installed. When I reinstalled it, I begin getting the same problem I've always got: no desktop at all. So, I purged all nvidia drivers (
sudo apt purge nvidia-*) and things were good again.
I thought that it might be the driver is too new, so I tried nvidia-340 from the graphic drivers PPA. This time the desktop did show up, but after I opened
nvidia-settings and set the system to use my NVIDIA graphics card, I get a login loop after I logged out. I troubleshooted my problem according to the instructions given here, but nothing worked. Any driver newer than nvidia-340 gives me a blank screen.
I've checked my boot (UEFI) settings and I did disable secure boot, so that should not be causing any problems. I've done another
glxinfo after I uninstalled all NVIDIA drivers, and it's right here: it looks like Nouveau doesn't even recognize my video card.
I do need to use my NVIDIA card because I do machine learning stuff and need to use CUDA, so I dp need some NVIDIA driver to be installed. My laptop model is Dell Inspiron i7559 and my Linux kernel version is 4.4.0-31-generic, if these matter.
I have installed the nvidia-367 driver successfully, and my desktop does show up (after trying quite a few drivers). However, when I type
nvidia-detector into my terminal,
none is returned.
lspci does correctly lists my graphic card. My NVIDIA graphics card is GeForce GTX 960M.
I've tried a few drivers, namely nvidia-361, 364 and 370. None of them worked - the best outcome I've got is a login loop (which I could not fix even after searching online), and usually it's a black screen showing up (again, the solutions online and on here just don't work).
glxinfo gives this output: http://paste.ubuntu.com/23316740/, although I personally have no idea what this output means.
And here is what
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Skylake Integrated Graphics (rev 06)' and
02:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 960M] (rev a2).