BOINC under Linux

Gianfranco Costamagna locutusofborg at
Sat Apr 14 11:23:07 BST 2018


>I have been trying to convert a machine to stretch. When I install the 
>equivalent package the machine will not boot. I have two machines with 
>NVIDIA GeForce 1070 graphics cards, one runs Windo$e7 with no problems, 
>but the other was running jessie with the above package in a somewhat 
>haphazard way, I decided therefore to buy a new machine with another of 
>these GPUs and the problems started at once. If I install the BOINC cuda 
>package I lose sound and the machine becomes unstable, ending with a 
>reboot using "recovery mode" and purging the package i order to get the 
>machine to boot.

what boinc-cuda does, is to force the installation of the non-free nvidia drivers.

If such drivers have issues, boinc has no fault at all :)
They are probably binary-only releases, so even Debian has not much to do here, just
reporting to nvidia might help.

BTW you don't need to install boinc-cuda to use cuda stuff, you can also manually
download the driver from nvidia website and start boinc, that will automatically detect it
and use it.

hope this helps,


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