Dummy Output and Nvidia drivers

New User to Zorin, I have an issue relating to nvidia drivers, I'm trying to use a driver for my RTX 2060, I also have an GTX 1050 Ti but its available driver 390 just crashes my games, some of the drivers for the 2060 makes my os form boot unless I go recovery mode and other that do replace my driver I get the dummy output which means I get no sound the games I play are:

  • Age of Empires 4
  • World of Tanks (Non-steam version but use proton to play)

what driver should I be using? I know open kernel is bad I've tried most of the available drivers so i'm at a wits end

For the RTX 2060, the Nvidia drivers 550 should work just fine.

You might try
sudo apt remove --purge '^nvidia-.*'

sudo apt update && sudo apt install nvidia-driver-550

This should install with DKMS, so upgrading the kernel later won't result in reinstalling the graphics drivers.

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acknowledged trying that now

unfortunately during reboot it was hanging at zorin logo and motherboard logo in recovery mode right now what is the DKMS command? that i should run?

nevermind once i restarted form recovery it booting up and i has sound thank you cue ff7 fanfare theme

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Excellent choice. :grin:

Will this update work for all NVIDIA cards or only newer ones?
I am just starting with Linux and having trouble getting monitor to work with a GT 1050 TI card. Have a HP Compaq 6300 Pro SFF i5-3470, 16 MB ram, 1 TB ssd and GT 1050TI card. Removed card to update Drivers, hot swapped it in and no difference. Not sure where to go from here. Started a new question, to find out how to get help on this. I am no programmer by any means, just don't want to have to buy new equipment because of Win 11.