0

I'm having an issue with my Lenovo IdeaPad 320 i5 8th Gen that sometimes shows a black screen whenever I want to start it from Hibernate or by the power button press. Sometimes it works fine but it's very annoying when it doesn't show screen even after several attempts.

azizul@deapad:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 18.10
Release:    18.10
Codename:   cosmic

It has 2 graphics one is integrated Intel UHD 620 and another one is discrete - NVIDIA GEOFORCE

azizul@deapad:~$ lshw -c display
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
  *-display                 
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: UHD Graphics 620
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 07
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:129 memory:90000000-90ffffff memory:80000000-8fffffff ioport:4000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.

nvidia-smi shows error:

azizul@deapad:~$ nvidia-smi
NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.

No additional drivers listed:

enter image description here

Benchmarking GPU:

azizul@deapad:~$ glxgears
310 frames in 5.0 seconds = 61.860 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.012 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.020 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.007 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.013 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.014 FPS
301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.014 FPS
0

You don't have the driver for Nvidia graphics card.

Open a terminal and write this command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa && sudo apt update

then you will be able to install the driver via additional drivers. You can also install it directly with:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver-410

It's better to install dkms before the driver because whenever the system kernel is updated, dkms will automatically rebuild the NVIDIA driver module for the new kernel:

sudo apt-get install dkms build-essential

You didn't mention your Nvidia Graphics model but I think it's a GeForce MX150 and is in the list of supported graphics cards.

  • Hi @sadegh-6khan, Please check the result in the pastebin pastebin.com/G3ZR0SeA pastebin.com/E4NcBrsy – Azizul Haque Mar 14 at 8:33
  • @AzizulHaque your information showed that the last package is nvidia-driver-410 so I updated the answer. everything else seemed ok to me. please mark as correct answer if it solved your problem. – Sadegh 6khan Mar 14 at 16:14

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.