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

François Legendre F.Legendre at u-pec.fr
Fri Aug 21 09:23:33 UTC 2015


I installed only the nvidia-cuda-toolkit using synaptic on the top of
a fresh Debian 8 distribution on a Dell Precision M 4700 station (with
a Quadro K2000M graphics card). I though that the Debian distribution
installed the nouveau drivers. I do not used any Nvidia installers. I
used the nvidia-cuda-toolkit package 6.0.37-5 from the jessie
distribution. I do not used the new nvidia-cuda-toolkit from the
experimental distribution.


2015-08-21 11:07 GMT+02:00 Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at gmail.com>:
> 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?
> Thanks!
> Kind regards,
> Luca Boccassi

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