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 09:43:29 UTC 2015

On 21 August 2015 at 10:23, François Legendre <F.Legendre at u-pec.fr> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

Yes, the default is the nouveau driver, if you want the proprietary
driver instead you have to install them, via the "nvidia-driver"
package (which will blacklist nouveau among other things).

I followed the chain of dependency to double check, and
nvidia-cuda-toolkit definitely does not depend at any point on
nvidia-driver. If I understand correctly, you do not have the nvidia
drivers installed at all, then? I thought they were needed to run cuda
applications? Sorry, I'm slightly confused :-)

Kind regards,
Luca Boccassi

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