Is there any way to get nVidia drivers v390 working in Mantic?

Asked by Liam Proven

I upgraded my Core i7 Thinkpad T240 (Intel HD3000 + nVidia Quadro NVS 4200M) from 23.04 to 23.10.

My discrete GPU no longer works, because there is no package for v390 of the nVidia driver any more.

This is a known problem:

Is it fixable?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

You have a big reported. I suggest you just keep that there rather than splintering support

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Liam Proven (lproven) said :

I am sorry but I do not understand this answer.

[1] It's not my bug.

[2] Mantic did not warn me; there is still time for a warning to be added to Noble for people coming from Jammy.

[3] Where for some reason it is necessary to migrate to 24.04, configuring Nouveau to replace the old drivers is still feasible. As it is, the old nonfunctional driver was left without any warning.

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Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said :

Nvidia has a driver.
Supported products tab:
Quadro NVS Series (Notebooks):
NVS 5400M, NVS 5200M, NVS 4200M
Please read the additional tab before installing.

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Liam Proven (lproven) said :

I am aware of that. It was included in Ubuntu up until 23.04. It was removed from 23.10, because it does not work with kernel 6.5. This is described in the Ask Ubuntu thread I linked to.

I did my research before asking. I consider that basic due diligence.

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flin (flinandy59) said :

First, try adding the Proprietary GPU Drivers PPA and see if the driver is available there. If not, you can manually download and install the driver from NVIDIA's website, which involves switching to a terminal, stopping the display manager, and running the installer. If these methods fail, consider rebuilding the driver package for your current kernel. As a temporary workaround, you can use the open-source Nouveau driver, though it may not provide the same performance. Lastly, if the NVIDIA driver is essential, you might consider downgrading to an older version of Ubuntu that still supports the v390 driver. To read more visit

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