When I enter “nvidia-smi” into my terminal on my Ubuntu 18.04 machine, I get the following message:
“NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn’t communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.”
However, when I check the Software and Updates app, I see that I am using the NVIDIA driver metapackage from nvidia-driver-430, the latest driver. I have an Nvidia Quadro RTX5000 graphics card, so the driver should be compatible.
My eventually want to download the Nvidia SDK manager and flash a Jetson TX2 with JetPack 4.2. How can I solve this problem?
Please check if you have secure boot enabled in bios and disable it.
Please run nvidia-bug-report.sh as root and attach the resulting .gz file to your post. Hovering the mouse over an existing post of yours will reveal a paperclip icon.
I had this same issue installing NVIDIA 430 on Ubuntu 18.04 and tried a number of things suggested on the devtalk forums to no avail. I checked my BIOS settings and it showed that Secure Boot was disabled, but then observed that Ubuntu thought it was enabled. I put this down to a recent BIOS update. I cleared my CMOS settings and set the BIOS settings fresh including secure boot. It worked perfectly after that.
I have an issue after installing NVIDIA 430 on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn’t communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.
(base) volk@check-ubuntu-versionvolk-precision-5530:~/Downloads$ grep nvidia /etc/modprobe.d/* /lib/modprobe.d/*
/etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf:# generated by nvidia-installer
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia.conf:# This file was generated by nvidia-prime
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia.conf:alias nvidia off
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia.conf:alias nvidia-drm off
/lib/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia.conf:alias nvidia-modeset off
/lib/modprobe.d/nvidia-kms.conf:# This file was generated by nvidia-prime
/lib/modprobe.d/nvidia-kms.conf:options nvidia-drm modeset=1
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (119 KB)
vchernat, it’s an Optimus notebook, please follow this:
- install nvidia-prime (sudo apt install nvidia-prime)
- switch to nvidia (sudo prime-select nvidia)
- remove stray blacklist files (sudo rm /lib/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia.conf /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nvidia.conf)
- update the initrd (sudo update-initramfs -u)
Thank you very much @generix!
I have Dell Precision 5530 laptop with Quadro P2000 Nvidia Card. Would the same instruction apply?
Should i back up Linux configuration before this update?
vchernat, those instructions were explicitly for your hardware. Doing a backup is never a bad idea.
I have a similar issue. I tried to download drivers for RTX2070 SUPER in Ubuntu 18.04
Software & updates shows that I am using nvidia-driver-455, but nvidia-smi failed with “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 have checked that the secure boot is disabled, and there is no file named “blacklist-nvidia.conf” in my disk.
Thank you (2.3 MB)
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (2.3 MB)
Maybe I failed to upload the log?
There’s something wrong with your system compiler, should be gcc 7.5, is 7.3.
Please do a HWE upgrade and full system update
Afterwards, please post the output of
I upgraded my gcc to 7.5, reinstall the driver via Software & Updates App, and it works properly.
Thank you very much!