Bug#795262: nvidia-cuda-toolkit: Reboot, after package installation, do not unload the Nouveau drivers

Luca Boccassi luca.boccassi at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 09:07:16 UTC 2015

On Aug 21, 2015 09:57, "François Legendre" <f.legendre at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,

Hello François,

> 1) Nvidia proprietary drivers are not used to build CUDA applications ;
> 2) Nvcc (Nvidia compiler for CUDA) generates a so called "ptx code" ;
> 3) It is the job of the Nvidia proprietary drivers to JIT compile the
> ptx code with respect to the current GPU.

Thanks, that confirms the impression I had.

> Then, when I installed the nvidia-cuda-toolkit, I was able to build
> the CUDA application but unable to run the application. So, as already
> told, I blacklisted the nouveau drivers.

The blacklist should have been dealt with by the nvidia-driver package.
What version are you using? Are you, by any chance, using Nvidia's
installer rather than the nvidia-driver package from Debian?


Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi
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