Driver installed (allegedly), but no devices found through nvidia-smi

I’ve read similar threads on this topic, but so far none have helped me diagnose this issue.
Environment - Bare Metal Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS (fresh install)
Card - GeForce GT 1030

I’m adding this card for basic object detection in an NVR platform. I don’t even need it to run a monitor, just use the GPU for hw acceleration in this particular NVR platform.

I had this same issue on a loaded/configured machine yesterday, but couldn’t resolve it, so I completely started from scratch with a fresh ubuntu install, and am still having the same results. I did not let ubuntu install the driver automatically in the original ubuntu install. Instead, I went through this step by step for CUDA and Driver installation meticulously.

It appears the driver is installed when looking at lshw but i cannot get nvidia-smi to see any devices.

Could this onboard graphics controller causing a conflict here?

I’ve reviewed the bug report and see that the driver install actually fails, but I’m stumped on what to investigate next.

nvidia-bug-report.log (1.6 MB)

ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module ‘nvidia.ko’. This happens most frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs from the one used to build the target kernel, or if another driver, such as nouveau, is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA device(s), or no NVIDIA device installed in this system is supported by this NVIDIA Linux graphics driver release.

Please see the log entries ‘Kernel module load error’ and ‘Kernel messages’ at the end of the file ‘/var/log/nvidia-installer.log’ for more information.

Apparently something is wrong with your driver install.

I see that error line, but have purged and reinstalled countless times, both through the runtime option as a dl from nvidia and through apt. I keep getting the same behavior either way, unfortunately.