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Title: How to enable NVIDIA?
ID: /2019/06/02/How-to-enable-NVIDIA_
Created: June 2, 2019    Edited:  June 3, 2019
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June 3, 2019 Update

Nvidia needs a working Xorg installation to operate within. As your current Xorg Gnome desktop is broken you can try the Unity Desktop to get nVidia drivers working first.

sudo apt-get install unity-session
sudo apt-get install lightdm 

I have a GTX 970M but I know this driver also works with the GTX 1060M which is one step above yours:

$ sudo ubuntu-drivers devices

== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 ==
model    : GM204M [GeForce GTX 970M]
vendor   : NVIDIA Corporation
modalias : pci:v000010DEd000013D8sv00001028sd00000708bc03sc02i00
driver   : nvidia-384 - distro non-free recommended
driver   : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin

$ dmesg | grep -i nvidia

[    1.760813] nvidia: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
[    1.760817] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[    1.763857] nvidia: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
[    1.771538] nvidia-nvlink: Nvlink Core is being initialized, major device number 242
[    1.771720] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0006 -> 0007)
[    1.771858] NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  384.130  Wed Mar 21 03:37:26 PDT 2018 (using threaded interrupts)
[    1.778086] nvidia-modeset: Loading NVIDIA Kernel Mode Setting Driver for UNIX platforms  384.130  Wed Mar 21 02:59:49 PDT 2018
[    1.779773] [drm] [nvidia-drm] [GPU ID 0x00000100] Loading driver
[    1.779774] [drm] Initialized nvidia-drm 0.0.0 20160202 for 0000:01:00.0 on minor 1
[    4.866848] nvidia-uvm: Loaded the UVM driver in 8 mode, major device number 240
[    5.248695] input: HDA NVidia HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input9
[    8.877159] nvidia-modeset: Allocated GPU:0 (GPU-30fab9bc-fe6f-ec05-e8e6-c151a1a96121) @ PCI:0000:01:00.0

If you need sound turned on for your nVidia HDMI and most manufacturers these days have it powered off, then you need to use this:

Here is someone that has taken the prime-select code and patched it because it wouldn’t switch from nvidia to intel. If his patch doesn’t help you perhaps he can?

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