Monday, August 30, 2010

Installing CUDA 3.1 on Ubuntu 10.04

To install the CUDA driver on Ubuntu 10.04 follow the following instructions.

  1. Download the proper driver from nvidia's site
  2. Change gcc 4.4 to 4.3
  3. Remove any nvidia driver. > sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*
  4. Make the file in following location - "/etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-graphics-drivers.conf" with the following matters:

    blacklist vga16fb
    blacklist nouveau
    blacklist lbm-nouveau
    blacklist nvidia-173
    blacklist nvidia-96
    blacklist nvidia-current
    blacklist nvidiafb
  5. Kill  X
  6. Launch the driver's installation
  7. Reboot
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