DeepStream 6.1.1 error: Could not open DRM failed


When I run the below deepstream-app command on Jetson AGX Orin,
I get Could not open DRM failed error:

user@ubuntu-jetson:~/Desktop$ deepstream-app -c '/opt/nvidia/deepstream/deepstream-6.1/samples/configs/deepstream-app/source1_usb_dec_infer_resnet_int8.txt' 
Could not open DRM failed 
** ERROR: <main:716>: Failed to set pipeline to PAUSED
ERROR from sink_sub_bin_sink1: GStreamer error: state change failed and some element failed to post a proper error message with the reason for the failure.
Debug info: gstbasesink.c(5367): gst_base_sink_change_state (): /GstPipeline:pipeline/GstBin:processing_bin_0/GstBin:sink_bin/GstBin:sink_sub_bin1/GstNvDrmVideoSink:sink_sub_bin_sink1:
Failed to start
App run failed

The deepstream installation (v6.1.1) followed these instructions, and there seems to be no problem with USB camera device recognition.

OS is Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS,
Jetpack version is 5.0.1-b118 .

How can I solve this problem?
Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

How is your Orin connected to the display device? Did you change anything about the source1_usb_dec_infer_resnet_int8.txt file?

Orin is connected with a DELL monitor via DP port(J18).

here is the content of the source1_usb_dec_infer_resnet_int8.txt file I used for testing:
source1_usb_dec_infer_resnet_int8.txt (3.7 KB)

OS environment info: (via jetsonUtilities)

NVIDIA NVIDIA Orin Jetson-Small Developer Kit
 L4T 34.1.1 [ JetPack 5.0.1 DP ]
   Ubuntu 20.04.5 LTS
   Kernel Version: 5.10.65-tegra
 CUDA 11.4.239
   CUDA Architecture: NONE
 OpenCV version: 4.5.4
   OpenCV Cuda: NO
 Vision Works: NOT_INSTALLED
 VPI: 2.0.14
 Vulcan: 1.3.203

Please refer to the instruction for nvdrmvideosink Accelerated GStreamer — Jetson Linux
Developer Guide 34.1 documentation (

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Just found you are still using JP5.0.1 which is a DP release, need upgrade to Jeptack 5.0.2 to support DeepStream 6.1.1. Please refers to OS compatibility matrix: Quickstart Guide — DeepStream 6.1.1 Release documentation (

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