Spec laptop

  • Intel core I7 (hexa core) 2.6ghz
  • Geforce GTX 1660 Ti
  • Hp Pavilon enter image description here

I've been installing Elementary OS 6 using nomodeset and pci=off, It installed and then I installed the Nvidia driver or properties software required such an Nvidia driver. Once I finished and restart the computer, it doesn't work, it has a black screen but the volume is working so the desktop is there but w/o video.

I have to change the boot menu again to nomodesetto see something but I don't know what else I have to install.

Please help , sorry if I didn't give you more information, let me know what other data you need

Updates 03-OCt-2021

After install nvidia-460 My laptop screen is still black (actually has the hp logo all the time ) but I can connect a 2nd screen using HDMI and it works, not sure what the issue is , help please!

nvidia-smi output

Sun Oct  3 17:29:23 2021       
| NVIDIA-SMI 460.91.03    Driver Version: 460.91.03    CUDA Version: 11.2     |
| GPU  Name        Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf  Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|                               |                      |               MIG M. |
|   0  GeForce GTX 166...  Off  | 00000000:01:00.0  On |                  N/A |
| N/A   43C    P8     4W /  N/A |    320MiB /  5944MiB |      1%      Default |
|                               |                      |                  N/A |
| Processes:                                                                  |
|  GPU   GI   CI        PID   Type   Process name                  GPU Memory |
|        ID   ID                                                   Usage      |
|    0   N/A  N/A       887      G   /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg                136MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      1408      G   gala                              120MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      2085      G   ...AAAAAAAAA= --shared-files       60MiB |


Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 32767 x 32767
HDMI-0 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 598mm x 336mm
   1920x1080     74.97*+  60.00    59.94    50.00  
   1680x1050     59.95  
   1440x900      59.89  
   1280x1024     60.02  
   1280x800      59.81  
   1280x720      60.00    59.94    50.00  
   1152x864      75.00  
   1024x768      70.07    60.00  
   800x600       60.32    56.25  
   720x576       50.00  
   720x480       59.94  
   640x480       59.94    59.93  
DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)

Update oct-3-2021 3:44 pm

I just figured it out that prime is the problem, if i used nvidia or nvidia on demand for prime nvidia config, the laptop screen doesn't work but if I used the intel model with modeset only work the laptop screen. At least, the NVIDIA prime recognized the screen but it's still black.. any help is received please!!

I test those: https://askubuntu.com/questions/1212787/external-monitor-connected-via-hdmi-doesnt-work-on-ubuntu-16-04-intel-hd-nv




Install nvidia 470 and it's working as 460 no changes

Update oct-7-2021

  • I tried to install the intel and nvidia version for POP OS distro and I had the same result you could work with one screen or the other but not both at the same time. at this point, I think this is an issue with linux and I won't be able to fix it (at least with knowledge)


  • If you can get to a shell, can you edit your question to include the output of nvidia-smi? This might reveal which setting(s) need to be modified 👍🏻
    – matigo
    Oct 2, 2021 at 21:12
  • For sure, let me try to get that , right now Oct 3, 2021 at 16:27
  • @matigo thanks for reply. I just added more updates,. thanks Oct 3, 2021 at 17:31


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