Love it when a small project like "get Blender working with my RTX 2060" turns into an entire evening taking my PC apart, resetting the BIOS, backing up my NVMe, installing a new Distro, and reconfiguring from scratch...
To be fair, my PC has been through a lot of hacking, patching, breaking, fixing, and dist-upgrading over the past few years, this is probably a good thing that needs to happen.
Retiring Kubuntu and getting a fresh start with Pop-OS. Hopefully rendering with Cycles at the end.
Here's all that went wrong:
-Nvidia driver not compatible with Blender.
-Upgrade driver and lose graphics entirely.
-Downgrade driver and still have no graphics.
-Futile troubleshooting and frustrated googling.
-Try to boot from USB, MSI fastboot blocking all preboot USB.
-Take computer completely apart to get to BIOS battery.
-Put computer back together.
-Turn of Windows defaults in BIOS.
-Boot to USB.
-Back up home folder to USB hard drive (ongoing)
This is the Vranas instance.