Couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver


#1

hi,
in one of my rigs suddenly disappear all cards image
i run nvidia-smi - i got “NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn’t communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Ma
ke sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running.”
i run nvidia-driver-update but got the same
could you please help me?


#2

I’ll try to assume that you tried to install new drivers and the installation was not completed correctly. You must complete the installation or reinstall the driver for proper operation.


#3

i treed now several time command nvidia-driver-update and yes i got line in the end ERROR: Installation has failed
there is log
“ERROR: Unable to load the ‘nvidia-drm’ kernel module.
ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.”


#4

Try this solution
https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1031913/linux/driver-390-42-installation-failed-unable-to-load-the-nvidia-drm-/post/5252360/#5252360


#5

fresh copy of hiveos helped - it was fastest solution