NVIDIA 550.76 message "error setting GPU limit"

Just as a heads up:

After updating the NVIDIA driver to 550.76, my logs got really spammed with the message:

"error setting GPU limit"

Using the downgrade command:

sudo downgrade nvidia-dkms nvidia-utils

I was able to revert back to 550.67 which is a pain as well but at least wont blow up the logs.

It would be good to show the spam messaging from the journal. Is it related to nvidia-powerd.service? If so you could have tried restarting it or even disable it if it’s that annoying.

With the majority of systems that particular service is not functional since it only works with very specific GPUs on certain optimus designed laptops. The error messages during boot are meaningless on other systems.

It’s an nvidia thing!. :person_shrugging:

Good point and thanks for explaining.

Unfortunately the message is not reeally explanatory or detailed:

Tbh, it is not really a problem but somehow it doesn’t feel right to have some thing in your system blowing up the logs. And it could be either really harmless or a symptom for something more ciritcal - I just didn’t want to find out :slight_smile:

After downgrading just the nvidia packages the message is gone, so clear to me that it’s nvidia.

On my system it’s not running. I’m on a desktop with nvidia GTX 1060 though.

[ricklinux@asus-tuff ~]$ systemctl status nvidia-powerd.service
○ nvidia-powerd.service - nvidia-powerd service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/nvidia-powerd.service; disabled; preset: disabled)
     Active: inactive (dead)
[ricklinux@asus-tuff ~]$ 

On my system it is running:

systemctl status nvidia-powerd.service
● nvidia-powerd.service - nvidia-powerd service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/nvidia-powerd.service; disabled; preset: disabled)
     Active: active (running) since Sun 2024-04-21 18:41:45 CEST; 1min 39s ago
   Main PID: 1002 (nvidia-powerd)
      Tasks: 3 (limit: 37938)
     Memory: 908.0K (peak: 1.7M)
        CPU: 217ms
     CGroup: /system.slice/nvidia-powerd.service
             └─1002 /usr/bin/nvidia-powerd

You could try restarting it and or disabling it if it still doesn’t work and you get the errors on the 550.76 drivers. I’m not sure if this is the answer or not? :man_shrugging:

I will try that with the next update. For now the system is stable so I’m going to enjoy that for a while :slight_smile:

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