I have a 2016ish (?) Mac Mini that I just booted Ubuntu 22.04 onto (not dual-booted). I’ve also got a Nvidia 3060 RTX Ti external GPU in a Razer enclosure that I’m hoping to get to play nicely with it so that I can do some medium-scale ML on my desktop.
- I’ve managed to get the whole thing to boot up into Ubuntu while the eGPU is connected;
lspci | grep -E 'VGA|3Dbrings up the eGPU okay, for example.
nvidia-smican’t pick up the NVIDIA drivers, which I figured I should get working before setting up cuda etc. (
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’ve reinstalled the drivers a bunch of times, using pretty much every deletion/installation/reboot sequence known to stackoverflow and these forums. No dice.
- I don’t think the secure boot thing should be an issue; I a) am 80% sure it’s off and b) it /should/ be off because I was able to install Linux in the first place.
- the Ubuntu Software & Drivers window says I am using the NVIDIA driver metapackage from nvidia-driver-510.
Basically, if you have any advice on getting nvidia-smi to find the drivers, it would be very very much appreciated! Please let me know if I need to post any more information; I’m at my wits’ end at this point.