03 - Ubuntu 12.04 - Installing Nvidia CUDA Developer Driver [OUTDATED]





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Published on May 2, 2012

WARNING: README! This tutorial is a year old and is very outdated! I'm sorry for the trouble it caused anyone! I'll make a new one when I can!

In this tutorial we will install the nvidia CUDA Developer driver on Ubuntu 12.04. Naturally, if you have an ATI graphics card, skip this video(I'll try to do another one). This procedure will also work for a normal Nvidia graphics card driver. Links to drivers:


First install the following libraries & Tools:
sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev build-essential libx11-dev libxmu-dev libxi-dev libgl1-mesa-glx libglu1-mesa libglu1-mesa-dev

Next we will blacklist some modules(drivers), in terminal enter:
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Add the following to the end of the file(one per line like so):
blacklist amd76x_edac
blacklist vga16fb
blacklist nouveau
blacklist rivafb
blacklist nvidiafb
blacklist rivatv

Save the file and close the editor.
Now we want to get rid of any nvidia risiduals, in terminal:
sudo apt-get remove --purge nvidia*

Next you need to restart your machine (sudo reboot).

# Please DON'T do the next step until you have watched the video! #

0) Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 at login screen(you don't have to login, we'll have to restart later anyway), then log in.
1) sudo service lightdm stop
2) cd Downloads
3) chmod +x devdriver*.run (your driver filename)
4) sudo ./devdriver*.run

You might have to run the driver-installer once, reboot(it will remove nouveau drivers) and repeat the steps again. Follow the installer instructions and it will be fine, when it asks you;
yes, you do want the 32-bit libraries and you DO want it to change the xorg.conf file.

Once the installer completes, restart (sudo reboot). You're done :]
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