Ubuntu 24.04 won't boot on Nvidia 500-series drivers

After, installing Ubuntu 24.04, the system didn’t boot and it got stuck on the ASUS bootloading screen:

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I eventually found out that this was caused by Nvidia graphics latest 535 driver for the Geforce 960M GTX.

The issue gets resolved by either

  1. Switching away from Nvidia to Intel completely using:

    sudo prime-select intel

  2. Switching to 470 Nvidia display driver:

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Asked By: Xashyar


M2 SATA and M2 NVME are very different and not interchangeable unless the specs of the system say that it will accept both (not that common). Although I did read a comment that an ADATA XPG SX8200 nvme drive works on that model.

Answered By: Barry Morgan

I just wanna update that, this issue was not related to SSD storage at all, but to system’s Nvidia graphics.

The system runs hybrid Nvidia graphics, and it wasn’t booting at all on the 500-series drivers, it successfully booted after switching to the 400-series Nvidia drivers (470 to be precise).

But I’m now running into host of other problems with external monitors, which I shall address elsewhere.

This thread needs updating.

Answered By: Xashyar