Fail to install driver

I failed to install the 460 driver on my Thinkpad laptop.

uname -a
Linux eyal-h-lenovo.lan 5.4.0-89-generic #100-Ubuntu SMP Fri Sep 24 14:50:10 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

kms status
nvidia, 460.91.03, 5.4.0-89-generic, x86_64: installed

lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation TU106GLM [Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile / Max-Q] [10de:1f36] (rev a1)
Subsystem: Lenovo TU106GLM [Quadro RTX 3000 Mobile / Max-Q] [17aa:22b8]
Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia

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

I’m getting this:

  LD [M]  /tmp/selfgz3300/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-460.27.04/kernel/nvidia.ko
   make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-headers-5.4.0-89-generic'
-> done.
-> Kernel module compilation complete.
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 GPU(s), or no NVIDIA GPU 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.
-> Kernel module load error: No such device
-> Kernel messages:
[  112.992216] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 202
[  112.996183] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 202
[  113.000178] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 202
[  113.004212] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 202
[  113.007353] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 202
[  113.008192] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 202
[  113.492151] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 210
[  113.496197] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 212
[  113.500217] NOHZ: local_softirq_pending 212
[  113.735474] intel_powerclamp: Stop forced idle injection
[  279.062875] nvidia: loading out-of-tree module taints kernel.
[  279.062881] nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.
[  279.062881] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
[  279.080170] nvidia: module verification failed: signature and/or required key missing - tainting kernel
[  279.089713] nvidia-nvlink: Nvlink Core is being initialized, major device number 511
[  279.091334] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: enabling device (0006 -> 0007)
[  279.091338] nvidia 0000:01:00.0: can't find IRQ for PCI INT A; please try using pci=biosirq
[  279.091345] NVRM: Can't find an IRQ for your NVIDIA card!
[  279.091345] NVRM: Please check your BIOS settings.
[  279.091345] NVRM: [Plug & Play OS] should be set to NO
[  279.091346] NVRM: [Assign IRQ to VGA] should be set to YES 
[  279.091348] nvidia: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -1
[  279.091359] NVRM: The NVIDIA probe routine failed for 1 device(s).
[  279.091359] NVRM: None of the NVIDIA devices were initialized.
[  279.091428] nvidia-nvlink: Unregistered the Nvlink Core, major device number 511
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

Please run as root and attach the resulting nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file to your post.

Thank you @generix . I ended up reinstalling Linux.
I think, though as it almost happend afterwards again, that the root cause of the initial mess was me running TensorFlow in a docker and the TF code got stuck on something I did wrong with Python+TF+CUDA and I had to kill the docker.
It seems that both storms started right after that.