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How I fix this issue NVIDIA-SMI has failed because it couldn't communicate with the NVIDIA driver. Make sure that the latest NVIDIA driver is installed and running

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paramunix commented May 18, 2023

sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get autoremove

apt search nvidia ( check latest version)

sudo apt install libnvidia-common-<version>
sudo apt install libnvidia-gl-<version>
sudo apt install nvidia-driver-<version>

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ASG09 commented May 19, 2023

Worked for me (Ubuntu 22.04 on a dell inspiron 5510) after I did the reboot on secure mode on, but with a slight detail: The BIOS Audit Mode for the secure boot must be checked instead of the other (default) mode. If this default mode is checked, the drivers still does not load. After booting up with this config on, the driver is loaded and I could switch back the secure boot off again (maybe I could even leave it with secure boot on).

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ecolss commented Sep 24, 2023

In my case I updated from 20 to 21 ubuntu, installed new nvidia drivers and it didn't work. The solution was to disable secure boot. Thanks lyh458

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