ERROR: Unable to load the 'nvidia-drm' kernel module. (NVIDIA driver)

I want to execute

nvidia-smi

, but it doesn’t work.

CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ CPU @ 2.80GHz (4 cores)
Memory Total: about 66GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit

$ nvidia-smi
NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.

So, I tried to install nvidia driver.

  1. Access http://www.nvidia.co.jp/Download/index.aspx? and download installer.
  2. run the driver like below.
$ sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.39.run

But some errors happened.

Please read the following LICENSE and then select either "Accept" to accept the license and continue with the installation, or select "Do Not Accept" to abort the installation.
[Accept]

There appears to already be a driver installed on your system (version: 375.39). As part of installing this driver (version: 375.39), the existing driver will be uninstalled. Are you sure you want to continue?
[Continue installation]

The distribution-provided pre-install script failed! Are you sure you want to continue?
[Continue installation]

Would you like to register the kernel module sources with DKMS? This will allow DKMS to automatically build a new module, if you install a different kernel later.
[Yes]

Install NVIDIA's 32-bit compatibility libraries?
[Yes]

WARNING: Unable to determine the path to install the libglvnd EGL vendor library config files. Check that you have pkg-config and the libglvnd development libraries installed, or specify a path with --glvnd-egl-config-path.
[OK]

Installing DKMS kernel module:

ERROR: Unable to load the 'nvidia-drm' kernel module.
[OK]

ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com
[OK]

What should I do?

Hello !!

I wanted to execute some cuda code and I received the number 30 error code (which means unknown error) for each CUDA function call, so I wanted to reinstall the GPU driver and the CUDA SDK. The installation of the SDK went ok, but my program still didn’t work. When I tried to reinstall the driver, I’ve got the exact same problem :

nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log'
creation time: Thu Mar 30 16:05:30 2017
installer version: 375.39

PATH: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin

nvidia-installer command line:
    ./nvidia-installer

Unable to load: nvidia-installer ncurses v6 user interface

Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface
-> Detected 6 CPUs online; setting concurrency level to 6.
-> License accepted.
-> Installing NVIDIA driver version 375.39.
-> Running distribution scripts
   executing: '/usr/lib/nvidia/pre-install'...
-> done.
-> The distribution-provided pre-install script failed!  Are you sure you want to continue? (Answer: Continue installation)
-> Would you like to register the kernel module sources with DKMS? This will allow DKMS to automatically build a new module, if you install a different kernel later. (Answer: Yes)
-> Installing both new and classic TLS OpenGL libraries.
-> Installing both new and classic TLS 32bit OpenGL libraries.
-> Install NVIDIA's 32-bit compatibility libraries? (Answer: Yes)
-> Will install GLVND GLX client libraries.
-> Will install GLVND EGL client libraries.
-> Skipping GLX non-GLVND file: "libGL.so.375.39"
-> Skipping GLX non-GLVND file: "libGL.so.1"
-> Skipping GLX non-GLVND file: "libGL.so"
-> Skipping EGL non-GLVND file: "libEGL.so.375.39"
-> Skipping EGL non-GLVND file: "libEGL.so"
-> Skipping EGL non-GLVND file: "libEGL.so.1"
-> Skipping GLX non-GLVND file: "./32/libGL.so.375.39"
-> Skipping GLX non-GLVND file: "libGL.so.1"
-> Skipping GLX non-GLVND file: "libGL.so"
-> Skipping EGL non-GLVND file: "./32/libEGL.so.375.39"
-> Skipping EGL non-GLVND file: "libEGL.so"
-> Skipping EGL non-GLVND file: "libEGL.so.1"
Looking for install checker script at ./libglvnd_install_checker/check-libglvnd-install.sh
   executing: '/bin/sh ./libglvnd_install_checker/check-libglvnd-install.sh'...
   Checking for libglvnd installation.
   Checking libGLdispatch...
   Checking libGLdispatch dispatch table
   Checking call through libGLdispatch
   All OK
   libGLdispatch is OK
   Checking for libGLX
   libGLX is OK
   Checking for libEGL
   libEGL is OK
   Checking entrypoint library libOpenGL.so.0
   Checking call through libGLdispatch
   Checking call through library libOpenGL.so.0
   All OK
   Entrypoint library libOpenGL.so.0 is OK
   Checking entrypoint library libGL.so.1
   Checking call through libGLdispatch
   Checking call through library libGL.so.1
   All OK
   Entrypoint library libGL.so.1 is OK
   libglvnd appears to be installed.
Will not install libglvnd libraries.
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libOpenGL.so.0"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libOpenGL.so"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGLESv1_CM.so.1"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGLESv1_CM.so"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGLESv2.so.2"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGLESv2.so"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGLdispatch.so.0"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGLX.so.0"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGLX.so"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGL.so.1.0.0"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGL.so.1"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGL.so"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libEGL.so.1"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libEGL.so"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "./32/libOpenGL.so.0"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libOpenGL.so"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "./32/libGLdispatch.so.0"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "./32/libGLESv2.so.2"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGLESv2.so"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "./32/libGLESv1_CM.so.1"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGLESv1_CM.so"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "./32/libGL.so.1.0.0"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGL.so.1"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGL.so"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "./32/libGLX.so.0"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libGLX.so"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "./32/libEGL.so.1"
-> Skipping GLVND file: "libEGL.so"
WARNING: Unable to determine the path to install the libglvnd EGL vendor library config files. Check that you have pkg-config and the libglvnd development libraries installed, or specify a path with --glvnd-egl-config-path.
Will install libEGL vendor library config file to /usr/share/glvnd/egl_vendor.d
-> Searching for conflicting files:
-> done.
-> Installing 'NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver for Linux-x86_64' (375.39):
   executing: '/sbin/ldconfig'...
   /sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib/nvidia-375/libEGL.so.1 n'est pas un lien symbolique
   
   /sbin/ldconfig.real: /usr/lib32/nvidia-375/libEGL.so.1 n'est pas un lien symbolique
   
-> done.
-> Driver file installation is complete.
-> Installing DKMS kernel module:
-> done.
ERROR: Unable to load the 'nvidia-drm' kernel module.
ERROR: Installation has failed.  Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details.  You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com.

I’m on Ubuntu 14.04 and I’m using a GTX580 ;)

Can someone please tell us how we can fix this issue and use our products ?

Thank you !!

I “resolved” the problem. I did nothing, the driver is properly installed, the error is there only to make you think that something went wrong, but everything is running smoothly. That’s however sad that each time I have to work with NVIDIA, there is some bullshit like this happening, really not professional…

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