I use a GF108M [GeForce GT 620M/630M/635M/640M LE] and (want to) use the nvidia-driver-390. However if i install this driver (via package manager) i get an error from nvidia-smi, complaining about a version missmatch (
API mismatch: the client has the version 470.86, but this kernel module has the version 390.157.). This is the version from a nvidia driver thats seems to be partly somehow installed.
If i use the installer from nvidia (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-390.157.run) i do not get this problem, but i would prefer to use the package manager version. If i uninstall this driver and reinstall the package manager version, then the problem reappears.
I also tried to install and uninstall the expected version (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-470.86.run), but this one ofcourse does not support my graphics card, so the installation does not complete and i cant uninstall whatever is causing this version missmatch.
My current best lead: How/Where can i find the file that the NVRM API gets its client version? Or better: how can i clean these remains of the wrong driver?
What i have tried:
- purge and reinstall packages (390 and 470) (also checked dpkg)
- install and uninstall 390 (the correct one) and 470 (the problem one) Nvidia drivers from runfiles
- Regenerate Kernel images
- Reinstall Kernels
What i have
Ubuntu 22.04 5.15.0-56-generic #62-Ubuntu
GeForce GT 630M
With the package manager driver:
NVIDIA System Management Interface – v390.157
$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 390.157 Wed Oct 12 09:19:07 UTC 2022
$ cat /sys/module/nvidia/version
$ modinfo nvidia | grep version
vermagic: 5.15.0-56-generic SMP mod_unload modversions
$ sudo dmesg
[ 348.574962] NVRM: API mismatch: the client has the version 470.86, but
NVRM: this kernel module has the version 390.157. Please
NVRM: make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
NVRM: components have the same version.