After update to 38 nvidia-powerd.service failed

Are you sure?

nvidia-powerd only supports Ampere or newer GPUs, and only in specific laptop configurations.

I have a 1050 Ti and nvidia-powerd has never worked since its introduction (early on in 510 driver? more than 1 year ago), which is expected. I’ve disabled it the entire time:

systemctl disable --now nvidia-powerd.service

Your issue seems unrelated to the original poster’s.

There’s a kernel update within the past day (6.2.13-300). Updating it will also trigger a new kmod build, so see if that helps.

Well, I had thought so, but apparently I am wrong.

Due to the OP having a different GPU, then it does appear my problem is similar, but completely unrelated.


Hey there, any updates ?

i got the same problem with a different card ‘RTX 2080 TI’
Well if anybody has any clue i would appreciate it :slight_smile:

here is my output from the suggested commands:

$ inxi -Gxx
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU102 [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Rev. A] vendor: ASUSTeK
    driver: nvidia v: 530.41.03 arch: Turing pcie: speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16
    ports: active: none off: DP-2 empty: DP-1, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2, Unknown-1
    bus-ID: 08:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1e07
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.20.14 with: Xwayland v: 22.1.9
    compositor: gnome-shell v: 44.1 driver: X: loaded: nvidia
    unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa alternate: nv
    gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch display-ID: :1 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96
  Monitor-1: DP-2 note: disabled model: Asus ROG PG279Q res: 2560x1440
    dpi: 109 diag: 686mm (27")
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 530.41.03 renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080
    Ti/PCIe/SSE2 direct-render: Yes
$ nvidia-smi
Sat May 27 01:18:02 2023       
| NVIDIA-SMI 530.41.03              Driver Version: 530.41.03    CUDA Version: 12.1     |
| GPU  Name                  Persistence-M| Bus-Id        Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan  Temp  Perf            Pwr:Usage/Cap|         Memory-Usage | GPU-Util  Compute M. |
|                                         |                      |               MIG M. |
|   0  NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti      Off| 00000000:08:00.0  On |                  N/A |
| 29%   37C    P8                8W / 260W|    388MiB / 11264MiB |     14%      Default |
|                                         |                      |                  N/A |
| Processes:                                                                            |
|  GPU   GI   CI        PID   Type   Process name                            GPU Memory |
|        ID   ID                                                             Usage      |
|    0   N/A  N/A      2220      G   /usr/libexec/Xorg                           104MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      2396      G   /usr/bin/gnome-shell                         75MiB |
|    0   N/A  N/A      3250      G   /usr/lib64/firefox/firefox                  206MiB |
 dnf list installed '*nvidia*'
Installed Packages
akmod-nvidia.x86_64                                                                                                                3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @rpmfusion-nonfree
kmod-nvidia-6.1.11-200.fc37.x86_64.x86_64                                                                                          3:525.89.02-1.fc37                                                                                           @@System          
kmod-nvidia-6.1.15-200.fc37.x86_64.x86_64                                                                                          3:525.89.02-1.fc37                                                                                           @@System          
kmod-nvidia-6.2.10-200.fc37.x86_64.x86_64                                                                                          3:530.41.03-1.fc37                                                                                           @@commandline     
kmod-nvidia-6.2.11-300.fc38.x86_64.x86_64                                                                                          3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @@commandline     
kmod-nvidia-6.2.15-300.fc38.x86_64.x86_64                                                                                          3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @@commandline     
nvidia-gpu-firmware.noarch                                                                                                         20230515-150.fc38                                                                                            @updates          
nvidia-persistenced.x86_64                                                                                                         3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @rpmfusion-nonfree
nvidia-settings.x86_64                                                                                                             3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @rpmfusion-nonfree
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia.x86_64                                                                                                         3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @rpmfusion-nonfree
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda.x86_64                                                                                                    3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @rpmfusion-nonfree
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda-libs.i686                                                                                                 3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @rpmfusion-nonfree
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda-libs.x86_64                                                                                               3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @rpmfusion-nonfree
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-kmodsrc.x86_64                                                                                                 3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @rpmfusion-nonfree
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i686                                                                                                      3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @rpmfusion-nonfree
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.x86_64                                                                                                    3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @rpmfusion-nonfree
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-power.x86_64                                                                                                   3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                           @rpmfusion-nonfree
$ dnf list installed akmod-nvidia xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda 
Installed Packages
akmod-nvidia.x86_64                                                                                                              3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                                  @rpmfusion-nonfree
xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-cuda.x86_64                                                                                                  3:530.41.03-1.fc38                                                                                                  @rpmfusion-nonfree
$ lsmod | grep -E 'nvidia|nouveau'
nvidia_drm             94208  8
nvidia_modeset       1290240  11 nvidia_drm
nvidia_uvm           3219456  0
nvidia              55853056  463 nvidia_uvm,nvidia_modeset
i2c_nvidia_gpu         16384  0
video                  77824  1 nvidia_modeset
$ mokutil --sb-state
SecureBoot disabled
Platform is in Setup Mode

The nvidia-powerd service is only intended to work with certain nvidia GPUs and only for certain laptop configs having those specific GPUs.

I think if you read the warning it will tell you it failed because certain conditions were not met, and maybe because a supported GPU is not available. Unless you have one of the supported GPU configs that warning is simply that – a totally benign warning that can be ignored. It does not work (and is not intended to work) for any desktop gpus.

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Thanks for the clarification and your support!
I will check for the supported models and try to disable this service.

deactivation of this service seems the right solution since it is not supported by my system

You can read more about the Dynamic Boost at nvidia:

check if it is supported →

nvidia-settings -q DynamicBoostSupport

Stopping and deactivating:

systemctl stop nvidia-powerd.service
systemctl disable nvidia-powerd.service
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