Command 'nvidia-smi' stuck in centos7


When I used the command ‘nvidia-smi’ in centos7, it was stuck.

But I can’t upgrade the graphics driver now because the algorithm I use doesn’t support the latest version.

I want to upgrade vBios to the latest version, but I can’t find the correct upgrade method.

So I would like to ask what will cause the command ‘nvidia-smi’ to be stuck, and how to upgrade vbios but not upgrade the graphics driver?


Hi Jeff_zhou,

May I know what’s your graphic card? Is it P4?


yes,it is

Hi Jeff
Can you provide log by for further analysis.

Have you resolved this issue, if not, Can you provide log by for further analysis?