'GPU Memory is Full' Error in DaVinci Resolve: Playback Issues with Nvidia GPU

The problem

I recently installed DaVinci Resolve on my EndeavourOS with KDE plasma but i ran into a problem because every time I wanted to insert a video into a project and try to run it, I get this error and the video playback didn’t worked.


What i tried to do

When I tried to run DaVinci with the prime-run command, the error did not appear, but the video playback still didn’t work. The same thing happened when i tried to switch the GPU processing mode from CUDA option to OpenCl option.

Additional info

I have HP Victus 16 with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050

Please help

I would be glad if someone could advise me why this is happening or how to fix it.
Thank you in advance and sorry for my bad english.

Did you try reducing the timeline resolution?

If you did, what resolution did you reduce it to?

I tried to reduce the timeline resolution from 1920 x 1080 HD to 1280 x 720 HD 720P
but it didn’t help

The video in playback still not showing.

What is the resolution of the video you are trying to insert?

Have you tried different videos?

Trying running the app from a terminal to spot any errors and post the output here.

Downgrade the app?

Please post output of:

inxi -Fxxz

The video resolution is 1920x1080. I recorded it in OBS.

Every time I inserted any video even with smaller resolution, it didn’t show up on playback and also not on timeline. All that shows on the timeline is the sound, but that doesn’t work either. I always get an error after inserting.

This is output when i tried to run the program in terminal:

ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= c005, Mode= 13, Level=  1, CmdKey= -1, Option= 0
ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= c006, Mode= 13, Level=  1, CmdKey= -1, Option= 0
ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= c007, Mode= 13, Level=  1, CmdKey= -1, Option= 0
ActCCMessage Already in Table: Code= 2282, Mode=  0, Level=  0, CmdKey= 8, Option= 0
PnlMsgActionStringAdapter Already in Table: Code= 615e, Mode=  0, Level=  0, CmdKey= -1, Option= 0 Linux/Clang x86_64
Main thread starts: E0B28000
0x736de0b28000 | Undefined            | INFO  | 2024-04-05 18:10:18,383 | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0x736de0b28000 | Undefined            | INFO  | 2024-04-05 18:10:18,383 | Loaded log config from /home/frankieeetom/.local/share/DaVinciResolve/configs/log-conf.xml
0x736de0b28000 | Undefined            | INFO  | 2024-04-05 18:10:18,383 | --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Resolve communication is open and waiting..
Accepted new client

And this is output of inxi -Fxxz:

  Kernel: 6.8.2-arch2-1 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
  Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 6.0.3 tk: Qt v: N/A wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM
    Distro: EndeavourOS base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: Victus by HP Laptop 16-d0xxx v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: HP model: 88F9 v: 88.57 serial: <superuser required>
    part-nu: 737X3EA#BCM UEFI: AMI v: F.22 date: 11/28/2022
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 58.2 Wh (100.0%) condition: 58.2/70.1 Wh (83.0%)
    volts: 16.9 min: 15.4 model: HP Primary serial: <filter> status: full
  Info: 6-core model: 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11400H bits: 64 type: MT MCP
    arch: Tiger Lake rev: 1 cache: L1: 480 KiB L2: 7.5 MiB L3: 12 MiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1270 high: 3362 min/max: 800/4500 cores: 1: 1039 2: 844
    3: 822 4: 1448 5: 1616 6: 3362 7: 1070 8: 1080 9: 800 10: 1284 11: 985
    12: 895 bogomips: 64536
  Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Device-1: Intel TigerLake-H GT1 [UHD Graphics] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: i915 v: kernel arch: Gen-12.1 ports: active: eDP-1 empty: DP-1
    bus-ID: 0000:00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a68
  Device-2: NVIDIA GA107M [GeForce RTX 3050 Mobile] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: nvidia v: 550.67 arch: Ampere ports: active: none empty: HDMI-A-1
    bus-ID: 0000:01:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:25a2
  Device-3: Quanta HP Wide Vision HD Camera driver: uvcvideo type: USB
    rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 3-6:7 chip-ID: 0408:5425
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.12 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.5
    compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia unloaded: nouveau
    alternate: fbdev,intel,nv,vesa dri: iris gpu: i915 display-ID: :0
    screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96
  Monitor-1: eDP-1 model: BOE Display 0x0aad res: 1920x1080 dpi: 137
    diag: 407mm (16")
  API: EGL v: 1.5 platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2 drv: iris
    device: 3 drv: swrast gbm: drv: nvidia surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11:
    drv: iris inactive: wayland,device-1
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: intel mesa v: 24.0.4-arch1.2
    glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (TGL GT1)
    device-ID: 8086:9a68
  API: Vulkan v: 1.3.279 surfaces: xcb,xlib device: 0 type: discrete-gpu
    driver: nvidia device-ID: 10de:25a2
  Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake-H HD Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
    driver: sof-audio-pci-intel-tgl bus-ID: 0000:00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:43c8
  Device-2: NVIDIA vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    bus-ID: 0000:01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:2291
  API: ALSA v: k6.8.2-arch2-1 status: kernel-api
  Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.4 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
    status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
    4: pw-jack type: plugin
  Device-1: Intel Tiger Lake PCH CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
    bus-ID: 0000:00:14.3 chip-ID: 8086:43f0
  IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard RTL8111/8168/8411 driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000
    bus-ID: 0000:02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
  Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB rev: 2.0
    speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 3-14:8 chip-ID: 8087:0026
  Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 1 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 5.2
    lmp-v: 11
  Hardware-1: Intel Volume Management Device NVMe RAID Controller driver: vmd
    v: 0.6 bus-ID: 0000:00:0e.0 chip-ID: 8086:9a0b
  Local Storage: total: 476.94 GiB used: 392.26 GiB (82.2%)
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Micron model: MTFDKBA512TFH-1BC1AABHA
    size: 476.94 GiB speed: 63.2 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> temp: 46.9 C
  ID-1: / size: 450.89 GiB used: 391.9 GiB (86.9%) fs: ext4
    dev: /dev/nvme0n1p2
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 16.79 GiB used: 256 KiB (0.0%)
    priority: -2 dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
  System Temperatures: cpu: N/A mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (rpm): cpu: 2705 fan-2: 2909
  Memory: total: 16 GiB note: est. available: 15.26 GiB used: 6.71 GiB (43.9%)
  Processes: 314 Power: uptime: 4h 35m wakeups: 0 Init: systemd v: 255
    default: graphical
  Packages: pm: pacman pkgs: 2049 Compilers: clang: 17.0.6 gcc: 13.2.1
    alt: 12 Shell: Zsh v: 5.9 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.33

I haven’t found any version other than 18 on the official DaVinci Resolve site. I would be glad if you could give me some tips on how to downgrade DaVinci.

When you run the app from a terminal, try to do the same thing that causes the error.

You can also try:
nvidia-smi -q → Queries information about your GPU.
Use nvidia-smi -h for more information.

Check for:

FB Memory Usage
        Total                             : 6144 MiB
        Reserved                          : 79 MiB
        Used                              : 7 MiB
        Free                              : 6059 MiB

Then use:
nvidia-smi -caa → Clears the GPU buffer

Another Method:

sudo fuser -v /dev/nvidia* -> Checks what is using your GPU currently

Then use:

sudo kill -9 #### -> Where '####' is the PID of the app hogging memory.

When I ran DaVinci in the terminal, nothing else printed after the Accepted new client line. That means that if i cause the error, no info about the error is printed to the terminal.

There is a nvidia-smi -q output:

==============NVSMI LOG==============

Timestamp                                 : Fri Apr  5 21:42:55 2024
Driver Version                            : 550.67
CUDA Version                              : 12.4

Attached GPUs                             : 1
GPU 00000000:01:00.0
    Product Name                          : NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU
    Product Brand                         : GeForce
    Product Architecture                  : Ampere
    Display Mode                          : Disabled
    Display Active                        : Disabled
    Persistence Mode                      : Disabled
    Addressing Mode                       : None
    MIG Mode
        Current                           : N/A
        Pending                           : N/A
    Accounting Mode                       : Disabled
    Accounting Mode Buffer Size           : 4000
    Driver Model
        Current                           : N/A
        Pending                           : N/A
    Serial Number                         : N/A
    GPU UUID                              : GPU-2bc4f72e-17b1-d1fd-447f-38e7d0391e10
    Minor Number                          : 0
    VBIOS Version                         : 94.07.3A.00.B2
    MultiGPU Board                        : No
    Board ID                              : 0x100
    Board Part Number                     : N/A
    GPU Part Number                       : 25A2-725-A1
    FRU Part Number                       : N/A
    Module ID                             : 1
    Inforom Version
        Image Version                     : G001.0000.03.03
        OEM Object                        : 2.0
        ECC Object                        : N/A
        Power Management Object           : N/A
    Inforom BBX Object Flush
        Latest Timestamp                  : N/A
        Latest Duration                   : N/A
    GPU Operation Mode
        Current                           : N/A
        Pending                           : N/A
    GPU C2C Mode                          : N/A
    GPU Virtualization Mode
        Virtualization Mode               : None
        Host VGPU Mode                    : N/A
        vGPU Heterogeneous Mode           : N/A
    GPU Reset Status
        Reset Required                    : No
        Drain and Reset Recommended       : N/A
    GSP Firmware Version                  : N/A
        Relaxed Ordering Mode             : N/A
        Bus                               : 0x01
        Device                            : 0x00
        Domain                            : 0x0000
        Base Classcode                    : 0x3
        Sub Classcode                     : 0x0
        Device Id                         : 0x25A210DE
        Bus Id                            : 00000000:01:00.0
        Sub System Id                     : 0x88F9103C
        GPU Link Info
            PCIe Generation
                Max                       : 4
                Current                   : 1
                Device Current            : 1
                Device Max                : 4
                Host Max                  : 4
            Link Width
                Max                       : 16x
                Current                   : 8x
        Bridge Chip
            Type                          : N/A
            Firmware                      : N/A
        Replays Since Reset               : 0
        Replay Number Rollovers           : 0
        Tx Throughput                     : 0 KB/s
        Rx Throughput                     : 0 KB/s
        Atomic Caps Inbound               : N/A
        Atomic Caps Outbound              : N/A
    Fan Speed                             : N/A
    Performance State                     : P8
    Clocks Event Reasons
        Idle                              : Active
        Applications Clocks Setting       : Not Active
        SW Power Cap                      : Not Active
        HW Slowdown                       : Not Active
            HW Thermal Slowdown           : Not Active
            HW Power Brake Slowdown       : Not Active
        Sync Boost                        : Not Active
        SW Thermal Slowdown               : Not Active
        Display Clock Setting             : Not Active
    Sparse Operation Mode                 : N/A
    FB Memory Usage
        Total                             : 4096 MiB
        Reserved                          : 202 MiB
        Used                              : 216 MiB
        Free                              : 3680 MiB
    BAR1 Memory Usage
        Total                             : 4096 MiB
        Used                              : 5 MiB
        Free                              : 4091 MiB
    Conf Compute Protected Memory Usage
        Total                             : 0 MiB
        Used                              : 0 MiB
        Free                              : 0 MiB
    Compute Mode                          : Default
        Gpu                               : 0 %
        Memory                            : 0 %
        Encoder                           : 0 %
        Decoder                           : 0 %
        JPEG                              : 0 %
        OFA                               : 0 %
    Encoder Stats
        Active Sessions                   : 0
        Average FPS                       : 0
        Average Latency                   : 0
    FBC Stats
        Active Sessions                   : 0
        Average FPS                       : 0
        Average Latency                   : 0
    ECC Mode
        Current                           : N/A
        Pending                           : N/A
    ECC Errors
            SRAM Correctable              : N/A
            SRAM Uncorrectable Parity     : N/A
            SRAM Uncorrectable SEC-DED    : N/A
            DRAM Correctable              : N/A
            DRAM Uncorrectable            : N/A
            SRAM Correctable              : N/A
            SRAM Uncorrectable Parity     : N/A
            SRAM Uncorrectable SEC-DED    : N/A
            DRAM Correctable              : N/A
            DRAM Uncorrectable            : N/A
            SRAM Threshold Exceeded       : N/A
        Aggregate Uncorrectable SRAM Sources
            SRAM L2                       : N/A
            SRAM SM                       : N/A
            SRAM Microcontroller          : N/A
            SRAM PCIE                     : N/A
            SRAM Other                    : N/A
    Retired Pages
        Single Bit ECC                    : N/A
        Double Bit ECC                    : N/A
        Pending Page Blacklist            : N/A
    Remapped Rows                         : N/A
        GPU Current Temp                  : 49 C
        GPU T.Limit Temp                  : N/A
        GPU Shutdown Temp                 : 100 C
        GPU Slowdown Temp                 : 97 C
        GPU Max Operating Temp            : 87 C
        GPU Target Temperature            : N/A
        Memory Current Temp               : N/A
        Memory Max Operating Temp         : N/A
    GPU Power Readings
        Power Draw                        : 6.84 W
        Current Power Limit               : 60.00 W
        Requested Power Limit             : 60.00 W
        Default Power Limit               : 60.00 W
        Min Power Limit                   : 1.00 W
        Max Power Limit                   : 75.00 W
    GPU Memory Power Readings 
        Power Draw                        : N/A
    Module Power Readings
        Power Draw                        : N/A
        Current Power Limit               : N/A
        Requested Power Limit             : N/A
        Default Power Limit               : N/A
        Min Power Limit                   : N/A
        Max Power Limit                   : N/A
        Graphics                          : 210 MHz
        SM                                : 210 MHz
        Memory                            : 405 MHz
        Video                             : 555 MHz
    Applications Clocks
        Graphics                          : N/A
        Memory                            : N/A
    Default Applications Clocks
        Graphics                          : N/A
        Memory                            : N/A
    Deferred Clocks
        Memory                            : N/A
    Max Clocks
        Graphics                          : 2100 MHz
        SM                                : 2100 MHz
        Memory                            : 6001 MHz
        Video                             : 1950 MHz
    Max Customer Boost Clocks
        Graphics                          : N/A
    Clock Policy
        Auto Boost                        : N/A
        Auto Boost Default                : N/A
        Graphics                          : 650.000 mV
        State                             : N/A
        Status                            : N/A
        CliqueId                          : N/A
        ClusterUUID                       : N/A
            Bandwidth                     : N/A
        GPU instance ID                   : N/A
        Compute instance ID               : N/A
        Process ID                        : 810
            Type                          : G
            Name                          : /usr/lib/Xorg
            Used GPU Memory               : 4 MiB
        GPU instance ID                   : N/A
        Compute instance ID               : N/A
        Process ID                        : 32188
            Type                          : C
            Name                          : ./resolve
            Used GPU Memory               : 202 MiB

There is a nvidia-smi -h output:

NVIDIA System Management Interface -- v550.67

NVSMI provides monitoring information for Tesla and select Quadro devices.
The data is presented in either a plain text or an XML format, via stdout or a file.
NVSMI also provides several management operations for changing the device state.

Note that the functionality of NVSMI is exposed through the NVML C-based
library. See the NVIDIA developer website for more information about NVML.
Python wrappers to NVML are also available.  The output of NVSMI is
not guaranteed to be backwards compatible; NVML and the bindings are backwards

Supported products:
- Full Support
    - All Tesla products, starting with the Kepler architecture
    - All Quadro products, starting with the Kepler architecture
    - All GRID products, starting with the Kepler architecture
    - GeForce Titan products, starting with the Kepler architecture
- Limited Support
    - All Geforce products, starting with the Kepler architecture
nvidia-smi [OPTION1 [ARG1]] [OPTION2 [ARG2]] ...

    -h,   --help                Print usage information and exit.

          --version             Print version information and exit.


    -L,   --list-gpus           Display a list of GPUs connected to the system.

    -B,   --list-excluded-gpus  Display a list of excluded GPUs in the system.


    <no arguments>              Show a summary of GPUs connected to the system.

    [plus any of]

    -i,   --id=                 Target a specific GPU.
    -f,   --filename=           Log to a specified file, rather than to stdout.
    -l,   --loop=               Probe until Ctrl+C at specified second interval.


    -q,   --query               Display GPU or Unit info.

    [plus any of]

    -u,   --unit                Show unit, rather than GPU, attributes.
    -i,   --id=                 Target a specific GPU or Unit.
    -f,   --filename=           Log to a specified file, rather than to stdout.
    -x,   --xml-format          Produce XML output.
          --dtd                 When showing xml output, embed DTD.
    -d,   --display=            Display only selected information: MEMORY,
                                    UTILIZATION, ECC, TEMPERATURE, POWER, CLOCK,
                                    COMPUTE, PIDS, PERFORMANCE, SUPPORTED_CLOCKS,
                                    PAGE_RETIREMENT, ACCOUNTING, ENCODER_STATS,
                                    SUPPORTED_GPU_TARGET_TEMP, VOLTAGE, FBC_STATS
                                    ROW_REMAPPER, RESET_STATUS, GSP_FIRMWARE_VERSION
                                Flags can be combined with comma e.g. ECC,POWER.
                                Sampling data with max/min/avg is also returned 
                                for POWER, UTILIZATION and CLOCK display types.
                                Doesn't work with -u or -x flags.
    -l,   --loop=               Probe until Ctrl+C at specified second interval.

    -lms, --loop-ms=            Probe until Ctrl+C at specified millisecond interval.


    Allows the caller to pass an explicit list of properties to query.

    [one of]

    --query-gpu                 Information about GPU.
                                Call --help-query-gpu for more info.
    --query-supported-clocks    List of supported clocks.
                                Call --help-query-supported-clocks for more info.
    --query-compute-apps        List of currently active compute processes.
                                Call --help-query-compute-apps for more info.
    --query-accounted-apps      List of accounted compute processes.
                                Call --help-query-accounted-apps for more info.
                                This query is not supported on vGPU host.
    --query-retired-pages       List of device memory pages that have been retired.
                                Call --help-query-retired-pages for more info.
    --query-remapped-rows       Information about remapped rows.
                                Call --help-query-remapped-rows for more info.


    --format=                   Comma separated list of format options:
                                  csv - comma separated values (MANDATORY)
                                  noheader - skip the first line with column headers
                                  nounits - don't print units for numerical

    [plus any of]

    -i,   --id=                 Target a specific GPU or Unit.
    -f,   --filename=           Log to a specified file, rather than to stdout.
    -l,   --loop=               Probe until Ctrl+C at specified second interval.
    -lms, --loop-ms=            Probe until Ctrl+C at specified millisecond interval.


    [any one of]

    -pm,  --persistence-mode=   Set persistence mode: 0/DISABLED, 1/ENABLED
    -e,   --ecc-config=         Toggle ECC support: 0/DISABLED, 1/ENABLED
    -p,   --reset-ecc-errors=   Reset ECC error counts: 0/VOLATILE, 1/AGGREGATE
    -c,   --compute-mode=       Set MODE for compute applications:
                                0/DEFAULT, 1/EXCLUSIVE_THREAD (DEPRECATED),
                                2/PROHIBITED, 3/EXCLUSIVE_PROCESS
          --gom=                Set GPU Operation Mode:
                                    0/ALL_ON, 1/COMPUTE, 2/LOW_DP
    -r    --gpu-reset           Trigger reset of the GPU.
                                Can be used to reset the GPU HW state in situations
                                that would otherwise require a machine reboot.
                                Typically useful if a double bit ECC error has
                                Reset operations are not guarenteed to work in
                                all cases and should be used with caution.
    -vm   --virt-mode=          Switch GPU Virtualization Mode:
                                Sets GPU virtualization mode to 3/VGPU or 4/VSGA
                                Virtualization mode of a GPU can only be set when
                                it is running on a hypervisor.
    -lgc  --lock-gpu-clocks=    Specifies <minGpuClock,maxGpuClock> clocks as a
                                    pair (e.g. 1500,1500) that defines the range 
                                    of desired locked GPU clock speed in MHz.
                                    Setting this will supercede application clocks
                                    and take effect regardless if an app is running.
                                    Input can also be a singular desired clock value
                                    (e.g. <GpuClockValue>). Optionally, --mode can be
                                    specified to indicate a special mode.
    -m    --mode=               Specifies the mode for --locked-gpu-clocks.
                                    Valid modes: 0, 1
    -rgc  --reset-gpu-clocks
                                Resets the Gpu clocks to the default values.
    -lmc  --lock-memory-clocks=  Specifies <minMemClock,maxMemClock> clocks as a
                                    pair (e.g. 5100,5100) that defines the range 
                                    of desired locked Memory clock speed in MHz.
                                    Input can also be a singular desired clock value
                                    (e.g. <MemClockValue>).
    -rmc  --reset-memory-clocks
                                Resets the Memory clocks to the default values.
    -lmcd --lock-memory-clocks-deferred=
                                    Specifies memClock clock to lock. This limit is
                                    applied the next time GPU is initialized.
                                    This is guaranteed by unloading and reloading the kernel module.
                                    Requires root.
    -rmcd --reset-memory-clocks-deferred
                                Resets the deferred Memory clocks applied.
    -ac   --applications-clocks= Specifies <memory,graphics> clocks as a
                                    pair (e.g. 2000,800) that defines GPU's
                                    speed in MHz while running applications on a GPU.
    -rac  --reset-applications-clocks
                                Resets the applications clocks to the default values.
    -pl   --power-limit=        Specifies maximum power management limit in watts.
                                Takes an optional argument --scope.
    -sc   --scope=              Specifies the device type for --scope: 0/GPU, 1/TOTAL_MODULE (Grace Hopper Only)
    -cc   --cuda-clocks=        Overrides or restores default CUDA clocks.
                                In override mode, GPU clocks higher frequencies when running CUDA applications.
                                Only on supported devices starting from the Volta series.
                                Requires administrator privileges.
                                0/RESTORE_DEFAULT, 1/OVERRIDE
    -am   --accounting-mode=    Enable or disable Accounting Mode: 0/DISABLED, 1/ENABLED
    -caa  --clear-accounted-apps
                                Clears all the accounted PIDs in the buffer.
          --auto-boost-default= Set the default auto boost policy to 0/DISABLED
                                or 1/ENABLED, enforcing the change only after the
                                last boost client has exited.
                                Allow non-admin/root control over auto boost mode:
                                0/UNRESTRICTED, 1/RESTRICTED
    -mig  --multi-instance-gpu= Enable or disable Multi Instance GPU: 0/DISABLED, 1/ENABLED
                                Requires root.
    -gtt  --gpu-target-temp=    Set GPU Target Temperature for a GPU in degree celsius.
                                Requires administrator privileges

   [plus optional]

    -i,   --id=                 Target a specific GPU.
    -eow, --error-on-warning    Return a non-zero error for warnings.


    -t,   --toggle-led=         Set Unit LED state: 0/GREEN, 1/AMBER

   [plus optional]

    -i,   --id=                 Target a specific Unit.


          --dtd                 Print device DTD and exit.

     [plus optional]

    -f,   --filename=           Log to a specified file, rather than to stdout.
    -u,   --unit                Show unit, rather than device, DTD.

    --debug=                    Log encrypted debug information to a specified file. 

 Device Monitoring:
    dmon                        Displays device stats in scrolling format.
                                "nvidia-smi dmon -h" for more information.

    daemon                      Runs in background and monitor devices as a daemon process.
                                This is an experimental feature. Not supported on Windows baremetal
                                "nvidia-smi daemon -h" for more information.

    replay                      Used to replay/extract the persistent stats generated by daemon.
                                This is an experimental feature.
                                "nvidia-smi replay -h" for more information.

 Process Monitoring:
    pmon                        Displays process stats in scrolling format.
                                "nvidia-smi pmon -h" for more information.

    topo                        Displays device/system topology. "nvidia-smi topo -h" for more information.

    drain                       Displays/modifies GPU drain states for power idling. "nvidia-smi drain -h" for more information.

    nvlink                      Displays device nvlink information. "nvidia-smi nvlink -h" for more information.

    c2c                         Displays device C2C information. "nvidia-smi c2c -h" for more information.

    clocks                      Control and query clock information. "nvidia-smi clocks -h" for more information.

    encodersessions             Displays device encoder sessions information. "nvidia-smi encodersessions -h" for more information.

    fbcsessions                 Displays device FBC sessions information. "nvidia-smi fbcsessions -h" for more information.

    vgpu                        Displays vGPU information. "nvidia-smi vgpu -h" for more information.

    mig                         Provides controls for MIG management. "nvidia-smi mig -h" for more information.

    compute-policy              Control and query compute policies. "nvidia-smi compute-policy -h" for more information. 

    boost-slider                Control and query boost sliders. "nvidia-smi boost-slider -h" for more information. 

 POWER HINT:    power-hint                  Estimates GPU power usage. "nvidia-smi power-hint -h" for more information. 

 BASE CLOCKS:    base-clocks                 Query GPU base clocks. "nvidia-smi base-clocks -h" for more information. 

    conf-compute                Control and query confidential compute. "nvidia-smi conf-compute -h" for more information. 

    gpm                         Control and query GPU performance monitoring unit. "nvidia-smi gpm -h" for more information. 

    pci                         Display device PCI information. "nvidia-smi pci -h" for more information.

Please see the nvidia-smi(1) manual page for more detailed information.

And there is my memory usage:

Your screenshot shows that you have more than half of your GPU storing information it doesn’t need to be. You need to clear it.
That seems to actually be your CPU, so never mind that.

Help yourself by reading and trying to understand, please.


~> sudo fuser -v /dev/nvidia*
                        USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/nvidia-modeset: root          64615 F.... Xorg
/dev/nvidia0:        root          64615 F...m Xorg
                     yourusername  73274 F.... obs
/dev/nvidiactl:      root          64615 F...m Xorg
                     yourusername  73274 F.... obs

~> sudo kill -9 73274

~> sudo fuser -v /dev/nvidia*
                     USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/nvidia-modeset: root      64615 F.... Xorg
/dev/nvidia0:        root      64615 F...m Xorg
/dev/nvidiactl:      root      64615 F...m Xorg

I identified 'obs' as PID 73274, then killed its process.

In your case, you need to identify which other process 
is using up too much of your GPU.

EDIT for @ricklinux : I’m not sure how GPUs work when it comes to cached memory, but shouldn’t they flush their cache automatically when we reboot?

If yes, just telling users to restart should be enough then, right?

I rebooted my pc and tried sudo fuser -v /dev/nvidia*
I’m not really sure what I can sudo kill and what I shouldn’t.
I’d rather leave it to you.


                     USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/nvidia0:        root        805 F...m Xorg
                     frankieeetom   1528 F.... nvidia-smi
/dev/nvidiactl:      root        805 F...m Xorg
                     frankieeetom   1528 F.... nvidia-smi
/dev/nvidia-modeset: root        805 F.... Xorg
/dev/nvidia-uvm:     frankieeetom   1528 F.... nvidia-smi

Thank you for your patience in solving this problem.

Check here like you did before, but the GPU section:

What does it show for the percentage?

If the percentage is very low, try running Davinci Resolve again through the terminal, try to add your video to the timeline and see what happens.

For some reason my gpu status is not showing in bpytop.
so i used nvtop.

The error in DaVinci is still popping up

Okay. So, 4GB for your GPU and it is not used up.

Have you ever successfully used Davinci Resolve on this device before?

Technically, you have enough CPU/GPU memory to run it, so you shouldn’t be having this issue. However, there are other video editors that are less likely to have trouble running on your device.

Here is a list: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/List_of_applications/Multimedia#Video_editors

I’d recommend trying Kdenlive, Shotcut, Olive, and Flowblade for a more traditional editing workspace.

Blender and Natron are more similar to Davinci Resolve’s Fusion tab in terms of being able to use nodes.

Yeah it worked back when I was using Windows.
But when I switched to EndeavourOS, DaVinci was showing this error and I known about this error for some time but only now I decided to solve it somehow. In the meantime I’ve learned Blender and started using Kdenlive and both work fine.

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