Error reporting using NVIDIA SMI

Error reporting using NVIDIA SMI:

NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn’t communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running

This is a common problem, which often occurs in Ubuntu systems. The main reason is that the system kernel has been upgraded, resulting in the mismatch between the new kernel and the original graphics card driver

Solution 1:

Just execute two commands:

Sudo apt get install DKMS
sudo DKMS install – M NVIDIA – V 440.44 (440.44 indicates the driver version number)

Use the command ll/usr/SRC/to view the nvidia-440.44/ folder below. The version number varies from computer to computer
 


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