I have an nVidia GT 430, using Kubuntu 12.04 64 bits.
As you know, Blender can render using CUDA with Cycles.
Windows people can use Cycles with CUDA just instaling nVidia driver. So, I want to know if in Linux further the driver also CUDA Toolkit must be installed.
Well, I’ve tried 313 and 319 drivers, and I have no available CUDA on Blender. After several failed attempts trying to install CUDA Toolkit, I have installed version 4.2 and I have finally CUDA in Blender.
From what I’ve searched on Google, there are many people like me who have lot of trouble wanting to install CUDA Toolkit and wanting to run CUDA on Blender in GNU/Linux.
I know that in Ubuntu 13.04 cuda toolkit is in the repositories, but you have to download about 600MB of dependencies for developers that I think are useless (unnecessary) for users who only want to use Blender with CUDA.
So, Could you make CUDA can be used with just installing the driver, like you do with the driver for Windows?
Thank you very much.