Nvidia-powerd fails to start on Fedora 36 (510.68.02 driver)


The nvidia-powerd service is failing to start on Fedora 36:

systemctl status nvidia-powerd
× nvidia-powerd.service - nvidia-powerd service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/nvidia-powerd.service; enabled; vendor preset: enabled)
     Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2022-06-20 15:42:52 -03; 20min ago
    Process: 1029 ExecStart=/usr/bin/nvidia-powerd (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
   Main PID: 1029 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
        CPU: 6ms

Jun 20 15:42:52 fedora systemd[1]: Starting nvidia-powerd.service - nvidia-powerd service...
Jun 20 15:42:52 fedora /usr/bin/nvidia-powerd[1029]: nvidia-powerd version:1.0(build 1)
Jun 20 15:42:52 fedora /usr/bin/nvidia-powerd[1029]: SBIOS support not found for NVPCF GET_SUPPORTED function
Jun 20 15:42:52 fedora /usr/bin/nvidia-powerd[1029]: No matching GPU found
Jun 20 15:42:52 fedora /usr/bin/nvidia-powerd[1029]: Failed to initialize RM Client
Jun 20 15:42:52 fedora systemd[1]: nvidia-powerd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Jun 20 15:42:52 fedora systemd[1]: nvidia-powerd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Jun 20 15:42:52 fedora systemd[1]: Failed to start nvidia-powerd.service - nvidia-powerd service.

My setup is:

  • Acer Nitro 5 (Acer Nitro AN515-44) notebook with AMD Ryzen 7 CPU
  • AMD Renoir iGPU, Nvidia GTX 1650 dGPU
  • PrimaryGPU is disabled
  • currently running GNOME on X11
  • 510.68.02 driver from RPMFusion.org
inxi -G
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU117M driver: nvidia v: 510.68.02
  Device-2: AMD Renoir driver: amdgpu v: kernel
  Device-3: Chicony HD User Facing type: USB driver: uvcvideo
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.20.14 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.2 driver: X:
    loaded: amdgpu,nvidia unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa
    gpu: amdgpu,nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch resolution: 1: 1920x1080~60Hz
    2: 1920x1080~144Hz
    renderer: AMD RENOIR (LLVM 14.0.0 DRM 3.46 5.18.5-200.fc36.x86_64)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 22.1.1

Any tips on how to fix this?

nvidia-powerd is only for rtx3xxx mobile gpus on intel, so just disable and mask the systemd unit.

Thanks @generix , you’re right, I will disable and mask the nvidia-powerd service. Is there any alternative for AMD-based systems?

AFAIK, no. Doesn’t matter in your case, though since your gpu is also not supported by it.

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