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NVIDIA Settings Appears Blank On Linuxmint 20.x

Published on 24 Feb, 2021 by Amanda
Reference:https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=342550

This issue also causes the NVIDIA X-Server Settings icon to not appear in the notification area.



Performing the folliwing edit will solve this, as well. It will likely be necessary to perform this after every driver update. Keeping and copying a backup file to replace /usr/bin/prime-supported may break something if there are vendor-made changes to the file.


Edit /usr/bin/prime-supported:
#!/bin/sh
#
# Copyright 2013 Canonical Ltd.
#
# Author: Alberto Milone 
#
# This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
# it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
#
# This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
# GNU General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
# along with this program.  If not, see .
#
LOG=/var/log/prime-supported.log

if [ -n "$1" ]; then
    LOG="$1"
fi

# Remove any previous logs
# as long as the log is an actual
# file. In some cases we may pass
# it /dev/stdout which is a link
if [ -f $LOG ]; then
    rm -f $LOG
fi

# 20210224 --amj https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=59&t=342550
# if [ -e "/var/lib/ubuntu-drivers-common/requires_offloading" ]; then
if [ -e "/var/lib/ubuntu-drivers-common/requires_offloading" || true ]; then
####
    echo "Requires offloading" >> $LOG 2>&1
    echo "yes"
else
    echo "No offloading required. Abort" >> $LOG 2>&1
    exit 0
fi
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