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Problems with new system installation, graphics settings?

Apologies when posted in the wrong forum.

I have problems with the installation of Linux on my new system. I think it is caused by my graphics card (NVIDIA RTX 3060 12 GB). At the moment my system runs, I can read and send mail, access my files, play videos and music. But when I start my browser (Firefox) my screen becomes black and my system freezes. I am writing this question on a tablet.

The first time I installed Ubuntu on this new system I forgot to download third party software (for the NVIDIA card). Firefox worked, but the movies not. So I installed it on that system. This resulted in a system that crashed (my screen became black and my system froze). I reinstalled with third party software selected. But I auto start applications, including Firefox, so each time my system crashed before I could do anything. I reinstalled again, an am now asking what to do.

(I know you usually post a link to a pastebin page with system information. Sadly I could not find my post where I used this, and find the command to generate this info. So some information of my system, hopefully applicable):


[email protected]:~$ sudo lshw -c video
[sudo] password for me: *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: GA104 [GeForce RTX 3060] vendor: NVIDIA Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: [email protected]:2d:00.0 version: a1 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=nvidia latency=0 resources: irq:72 memory:fb000000-fbffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:e0000000-e1ffffff ioport:f000(size=128) memory:fc000000-fc07ffff *-graphics product: EFI VGA physical id: 1 logical name: /dev/fb0 capabilities: fb configuration: depth=32 resolution=1920,1080 [email protected]:~$ glxinfo -B
name of display: :1
display: :1 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
Extended renderer info (GLX_MESA_query_renderer): Vendor: Mesa/ (0xffffffff) Device: llvmpipe (LLVM 13.0.1, 256 bits) (0xffffffff) Version: 22.0.5 Accelerated: no Video memory: 32019MB Unified memory: no Preferred profile: core (0x1) Max core profile version: 4.5 Max compat profile version: 4.5 Max GLES1 profile version: 1.1 Max GLES[23] profile version: 3.2
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa/
OpenGL renderer string: llvmpipe (LLVM 13.0.1, 256 bits)
OpenGL core profile version string: 4.5 (Core Profile) Mesa 22.0.5
OpenGL core profile shading language version string: 4.50
OpenGL core profile context flags: (none)
OpenGL core profile profile mask: core profile OpenGL version string: 4.5 (Compatibility Profile) Mesa 22.0.5
OpenGL shading language version string: 4.50
OpenGL context flags: (none)
OpenGL profile mask: compatibility profile OpenGL ES profile version string: OpenGL ES 3.2 Mesa 22.0.5
OpenGL ES profile shading language version string: OpenGL ES GLSL ES 3.20 [email protected]:~$ lspci -nn | grep -E 'VGA|Display'
2d:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GA104 [GeForce RTX 3060] [10de:2487] (rev a1) About this computer (from settings -> About)
Hardware model: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. MS-7C37
Processor: AMD® Ryzen 9 5900x 12-core processor × 24
Graphics: llvmpipe (LLVM 13.0.1, 256 bits)
OS Name: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS