I am having issues loading the NVIDIA driver on Ubuntu 21.04. The result of
NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.
And the result of
ERROR: NVIDIA driver is not loaded ERROR: Unable to load info from any available system
I have tried reinstalling the latest NVIDIA driver available, 470.57.02 (my current kernel is
5.14.2-051402-generic). When installing with
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver-470 I get this error:
INFO:Enable nvidia DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/put_your_quirks_here DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/dell_latitude DEBUG:Parsing /usr/share/ubuntu-drivers-common/quirks/lenovo_thinkpad Loading new nvidia-470.57.02 DKMS files... Building for 5.14.2-051402-generic 5.14.3-051403-generic Building for architecture x86_64 Building initial module for 5.14.2-051402-generic ERROR (dkms apport): kernel package linux-headers-5.14.2-051402-generic is not supported Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 5.14.2-051402-generic (x86_64) Consult /var/lib/dkms/nvidia/470.57.02/build/make.log for more information. dpkg: error processing package nvidia-dkms-470 (--configure): installed nvidia-dkms-470 package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 10 dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of nvidia-driver-470: nvidia-driver-470 depends on nvidia-dkms-470 (= 470.57.02-0ubuntu1); however: Package nvidia-dkms-470 is not configured yet. dpkg: error processing package nvidia-driver-470 (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Setting up libnvidia-encode-470:amd64 (470.57.02-0ubuntu1) ... No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure. Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.26-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.33-0ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.4-2) ... Processing triggers for mailcap (3.68ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.139ubuntu3) ... update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-5.14.3-051403-generic Errors were encountered while processing: nvidia-dkms-470 nvidia-driver-470 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I have tried purging all NVIDIA packages with
sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*,
sudo apt-get autoremove and repeating the process, but no success. I also tried installing it on a previous kernel (5.11), installing a previous driver (
nvidia-driver-460), but nothing worked.
The card is correctly detected. This is the output of
lspci | grep NVIDIA:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GA106M (GeForce RTX 3060 Mobile / Max-Q) (rev a1) 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation Device 228e (rev a1)
I also have tried the solutions from
https://askubuntu.com/questions/927199/nvidia-smi-has-failed-because-it-couldnt-communicate-with-the-nvidia-driver-ma, still no success.
Any advice? Thanks!