Prepping Docker/OMV for NVIDIA Driver (for transcoding) FAIL

  • Hello!

    So I am following '' and the initial step to install nvidia drivers '' was successful. I then go to install the nvidia docker '' and it fails.

    sudo docker run --rm --gpus all nvidia/cuda:11.0-base nvidia-smi

    Unable to find image 'nvidia/cuda:11.0-base' locally

    11.0-base: Pulling from nvidia/cuda

    54ee1f796a1e: Pull complete

    f7bfea53ad12: Pull complete

    46d371e02073: Pull complete

    b66c17bbf772: Pull complete

    3642f1a6dfb3: Pull complete

    e5ce55b8b4b9: Pull complete

    155bc0332b0a: Pull complete

    Digest: sha256:774ca3d612de15213102c2dbbba55df44dc5cf9870ca2be6c6e9c627fa63d67a

    Status: Downloaded newer image for nvidia/cuda:11.0-base

    docker: Error response from daemon: failed to create shim: OCI runtime create failed: container_linux.go:380: starting container process caused: process_linux.go:545: container init caused: Running hook #0:: error running hook: exit status 1, stdout: , stderr: nvidia-container-cli: initialization error: nvml error: driver not loaded: unknown.

    I type in command 'nvidia-smi' and it says 'sudo: nvidia-smi: command not found'

    Why dies this happen to me?

    nvidia-driver is already the newest version (418.211.00-1) is the driver that it installed.

    Oh, didnt notice this error

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:

    libegl-mesa0 : Depends: libgbm1 (= 20.3.5-1~bpo10+1) but 20.3.5-1 is to be installed

    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    Why? Like why?

  • Got it all working. For me quite possibly due to my ignorance, I had to use 3 sources and combine various aspects of the install to make it work.

    And then, I realized I need to pay for Plex Pass to activate hardware accelerated transcoding.

    Regardless, got it to work.

  • macom

    Added the Label resolved
  • That’s why I‘ve put this advise in the first section of my tutorial that you‘ve referenced:

    First of all and very important:

    Hardware transcoding must work on the intel hardware ! There are several tutorials for that. Mainly it is related to access rights like the "noexex" to "exec" option in the fstab.

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