linux-modules-nvidia-470-generic-hwe-20.04 dependency cant be installed

Bug #1943086 reported by Gabriel Mazetto
This bug affects 8 people
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linux-restricted-modules-hwe-5.11 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

linux-modules-nvidia-470-generic-hwe-20.04=5.11.0-34.36~20.04.1 depends on nvidia-kernel-common-470 (>= 470.63.01) but that version is not published, the latest one available today is 470.57.02-0ubuntu0.20.04.1

That means that installing latest hwe kernel for 20.04 breaks nvidia driver. This is problematic in distros like Elementary OS 6 as they dont expose the grub menu, so you have the latest kernel version installed only, which will not be able to boot on the graphical interface because there is no driver.

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Gabriel Mazetto (brodock) wrote :

looking at it seems that the 470.63.01 is only in the proposed repository, while the other changes landed in the update/security

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in linux-restricted-modules-hwe-5.11 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Michal Grňo (michal-grno) wrote :

This is terrible. A simple system update left me with a black screen and I've spent several hours trying to find what's wrong. Purging all nvidia-related packages worked as a temporary walkaround. Please fix :(

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Marcelo Vilas Boas Correa Filho (marcelovbcfilho) wrote :

I can confirm this problem, just updated the system and Xorg session wasn't starting, I was able to install the latest drivers using another tty and enabling the graphics drivers ppa, but, yes, I restarted the computer and saw just a black screen.

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Subhadeep Jasu (sbdjazz) wrote :

I can confirm that right after a system update I am no longer able to view the login screen or access the desktop. It's stuck at a black screen with a blinking cursor.

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