nvidia-340 incapable of single user mode in 20.04
howarth.mailing.lists at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 01:03:55 UTC 2020
Unfortunately, nvidia-modeset required by the newer Nvidia drivers is
broken on Mac ROM'ed GTX680 cards.
On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 8:44 PM Dan Kegel <dank at kegel.com> wrote:
> 440 ought to work with that card, if I'm reading this right:
> - Dan
> On Fri, Apr 24, 2020 at 4:30 PM Dimitri John Ledkov <xnox at ubuntu.com>
>> On Mon, 20 Apr 2020 at 20:53, Jack Howarth
>> <howarth.mailing.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I am finding on a 2008 MacPro with GTX680 that the installation
>> of the nvidia-340 package under Ubuntu 20.04 prevents single user mode
>> boots from working. While the nvidia-340 driver works fine from a normal
>> boot, when 'single' is added before 'quiet' in the grub kernel arguments,
>> the boot produces a black screen that never returns the expected single
>> user mode prompts.
>> > A parallel test with current Ubuntu 18.04 with either the stock
>> nvidia-340 340.107-0ubuntu0.18.04.4 package or the
>> nvidia-graphics-drivers-340 340.108-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 show both of them can
>> successfully boot into single user mode.
>> > Jack
>> nvidia-340 is a very old version of nvidia.
>> 20.04 LTS has: nvidia-driver-390, nvidia-driver-435, nvidia-driver-440.
>> Can you please use Super to search and launch "additional drivers"
>> select 440 driver and install and try that one? It is the recommended
>> version of nvidia on 20.04 LTS. Or whichever is highest and supports
>> your nvidia card.
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