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 10:15:25 UTC 2015


I thought IMHO that the maintainers of nvidia-cuda-toolkit should set
a dependency : nvidia-cuda-toolkit depends on nvidia-driver as nouveau
drivers are not able to run a CUDA application.


2015-08-21 11:43 GMT+02:00 Luca Boccassi <luca.boccassi at gmail.com>:
> 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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