I read a lot on the subject and tried every solution proposed. For example, this thread seemed helpful: https://thebravestatistician.wordpress.com/2017/08/13/tweaking-your-nvidia-gpu-via-ssh-using-nvidia-settings/
However, I keep having this error:
>$ nvidia-settings -a "[gpu:0]/GPUFanControlState=1" -a "[fan:0]/GPUTargetFanSpeed=70" No protocol specified Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No such file or directory Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused ERROR: The control display is undefined; please run `nvidia-settings --help` for usage information.
and my xorf.conf:
Section "Device" Identifier "Device0" Driver "nvidia" VendorName "NVIDIA Corporation" BoardName "GeForce GTX 1080 Ti" Option "Coolbits" "28" Option "AllowEmptyInitialConfiguration" "True" EndSection
There are two monitors plugged to my 1080ti and I surely can tune the nvidia-settings with the GUI driver application or by CLI when I log in on the machine, but I cannot do it remotely.