Nvida-powerd service failing

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Hi @anasabdelfattah , could you please past the text output instead of using images? Images cannot be searched for text, and they’re also not readable by screen readers etc. so they’re not accessible to those that rely on screen readers etc.

For the great majority of users the nvidia-powerd.service remains in the failed state.

This is because that service was developed for very specific GPUs built into certain optimus based laptops and the service does not function for non-supported gpus. Note that your error message specifically tells you it did not find a matching GPU.

To eliminate that error message and service failure simply disable the service.
sudo systemctl disable nvidia-powerd.service should suffice.


here it is :

× nvidia-powerd.service - nvidia-powerd service
     Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib/systemd/system/nvidia-powerd.service; enabled; preset: enabled)
    Drop-In: /usr/lib/systemd/system/service.d
     Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2023-11-06 17:47:29 EET; 1min 52s ago
    Process: 927 ExecStart=/usr/bin/nvidia-powerd (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
   Main PID: 927 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
        CPU: 2.530s

Nov 06 17:47:26 ZEOX systemd[1]: Starting nvidia-powerd.service - nvidia-powerd service...
Nov 06 17:47:26 ZEOX /usr/bin/nvidia-powerd[927]: nvidia-powerd version:1.0(build 1)
Nov 06 17:47:29 ZEOX /usr/bin/nvidia-powerd[927]: SBIOS support not found for NVPCF GET_SUPPORTED function
Nov 06 17:47:29 ZEOX /usr/bin/nvidia-powerd[927]: No matching GPU found
Nov 06 17:47:29 ZEOX /usr/bin/nvidia-powerd[927]: Failed to initialize RM Client
Nov 06 17:47:29 ZEOX systemd[1]: nvidia-powerd.service: Main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Nov 06 17:47:29 ZEOX systemd[1]: nvidia-powerd.service: Failed with result 'exit-code'.
Nov 06 17:47:29 ZEOX systemd[1]: Failed to start nvidia-powerd.service - nvidia-powerd service.
Nov 06 17:47:29 ZEOX systemd[1]: nvidia-powerd.service: Consumed 2.530s CPU time.
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That’s the important part of the message above

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