Nvidia-smi No running processes found


I have recently installed Kali linux and installed GPU Driver for my GTX 1650 as suggested in following article.


I have AMD Ryzen 5 as CPU and 8 gig RAM.

After installation of the GPU driver, i am getting below output of nvidia-smi comamnd. It says “No Running Processes found” in my GPU. I was running a Hashcat Benchmark while i got below output.

I am wondering why there is no process showing in GPU.
Also how to make sure the OS uses GPU for fast processing?

I am new to linux so apologies if i am asking a silly question. Appreciate your help.

User@kali:~$ nvidia-smi
Sun Jun 21 19:38:17 2020
| NVIDIA-SMI 440.82 Driver Version: 440.82 CUDA Version: 10.2 |
| GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |
| 0 GeForce GTX 1650 Off | 00000000:01:00.0 Off | N/A |
| N/A 43C P0 5W / N/A | 0MiB / 3914MiB | 0% Default |

| Processes: GPU Memory |
| GPU PID Type Process name Usage |
| No running processes found |

Please post the output of
hashcat -I
to check for available devices. Depending on the setup, you might have to run nvidia-smi as root once to load the needed nvidia-uvm module.

Hi Generix,

Please see the screenshot attached.

I am running Kali 2020.2 which doesn’t have root. I can only sudo from privileged non root account.

Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Looks good, you should be able to run hashcat on the gpu exclusively using
hashcat -D 1

Sorry to respond to an old thread, I have the same issue listed in the OP.
hashcat -I
returns “bash: hashcat: command not found”
I believe by GPU isn’t being used at all, and my CPU is running very hot because (I think) the integrated graphics is handling everything.
Specs intel i7-9750H, GTX 1650M
Running on Linux Mint 20 Cinnamon

Good day

I did not know where to post this but, Please assist with the following, I’ll get straight into it

Specs(As per about section in settings):
Memory: 5.7GB
Processor:Intel® Core™ i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz × 4
Grapghics llvmpipe (LLVM 10.0.0, 128 bits)

I hope this is enough information, secure boot it off, nouveau has been disabled. I’ve also attached the log file

(upload://hnEzpNoTGDjO4HSF92X1gOYynpD.png) nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (397.3 KB)

Please assist