Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin Headless Factory Reset Issue


I am in need of assistance with my Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin, and I am hoping that someone in this forum can help me out. Here are the specifications of the Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin board I am using:

  • OS: Ubuntu 20.04.6 LTS aarch64
  • Kernel: 5.10.65-tegra
  • Version: 5.0.1-b118
    The issue I encountered started when I was experimenting with the system, and after a reboot, the GPU on my Nvidia Jetson AGX Orin board was no longer recognized. As a result, the system is now headless, and there is no GUI being created (the display doesn’t get a signal).
    I am currently interfacing the board through two methods:
  1. SSH connection I established through WLAN with a host Ubuntu machine which gives me access to the terminal.
  2. Using the Screen command explained in the [Getting Started] page (see below)(Getting Started with Jetson AGX Orin Developer Kit | NVIDIA Developer)

To address this problem, I am considering re-flashing the board and resetting it to “factory settings.”
However, while doing this through interfacing with the host machine, I have encountered difficulties with this approach. Since the system is headless, using SDK manager becomes impossible, which then it seems that factory resetting might be a more challenging task. I followed the [Getting Started] instructions for setting up Ubuntu, and attempted to install nvidia-jetpack, but I encountered the following error: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages
Moreover, the installation process is showing unmet dependencies for the packages:

  1. nvidia-jetpack-runtime
  2. nvidia-jetpack-dev

Unfortunately, I am unsure of the best method to proceed and achieve a headless “factory-reset”.

I would greatly appreciate any advice or guidance on how to resolve this issue.

Thank you in advance for your time and expertise. I have been struggling with this problem for some time now and feel a bit lost. Any assistance or insights you can provide would be invaluable.


SDK Manager on the host side has nothing to do with GUI on the device side.
Or flash again with this command:

sudo ./flash.sh jetson-agx-orin-devkit internal


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Thank you Dave. As you said, the SDK Manager on the host side has nothing to do with the device. I ended up flashing successfully the jetson.

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