Sunday, November 25, 2018

Install CUDA 10 on Linux mint 19 or Ubuntu 18.04

Assuming that you have nvidia GPU with cuda compatibility.
 
These are the steps for installing CUDA 10 on Linux mint 19 or Ubuntu 18.04
  • Install Linux mint 19/Ubuntu 18.04 fresh
  • Use the ppa nvidia drivers repo from lauchpad here
    • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
      sudo apt-get update
      
      
  • The version 410 is the current long term version as on date
  • From "Driver Manager" install the current stable version


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    • Reboot; verify the driver installed from terminal using "nvidia-smi" command


    • Install these packages
      • sudo apt-get install build-essential dkms
        sudo apt-get install freeglut3 freeglut3-dev libxi-dev libxmu-dev
        
    • Download the deb file and follow the below steps


    • sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1804-10-0-local-10.0.130-410.48_1.0-1_amd64.deb
      sudo apt-key add /var/cuda-repo-10-0-local-10.0.130-410.48/7fa2af80.pub
      sudo apt-get update
      sudo apt-get install cuda

    • That's it.
    • Default location of installation is /usr/local/cuda
    • "cuda-install-samples-10.0.sh ~/install" installs sample files
    • cd into the folder "NVIDIA_CUDA-10.0_Samples"
    • make -j2
    • Add the "PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/cuda/bin"  to your "~/.bashrc" as a last line.
      (or)
      PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/cuda/bin:/home/rajz/install/NVIDIA_CUDA-9.2_Samples/bin/x86_64/linux/release
    • run "deviceQuery" to verify the cuda installation.  And do the post installation formalities
    • sudo apt-get install g++ freeglut3-dev build-essential libx11-dev \
          libxmu-dev libxi-dev libglu1-mesa libglu1-mesa-dev
       
       
       
      References
      1. https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/hpc/How-to-install-CUDA-9-2-on-Ubuntu-18-04-1184/
      2. https://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/hpc/How-To-Install-CUDA-10-together-with-9-2-on-Ubuntu-18-04-with-support-for-NVIDIA-20XX-Turing-GPUs-1236/

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