We currently are building a small computing farm to enhance our CUDA-based solution with better performance.
We have two computers with the following hardware :
- Asus Z170-A
- Intel Core i7-6700K
- 2 x 8 GB DDR4 Kingston 2400 Mhz (total -> 16 GB)
- Gigabyte GTX Titan X 12 GB
The installation of Debian 8 works fine, and I have a display, despite of the bad resolution (1024x768 instead of 1920x1080).
I downloaded the last available and official driver from the Nvidia Downloads page, selecting the Desktop Graphics, 900 Series, Titan X GPU and Linux 64 bits operating system.
This .run file must be executed without any X server running, so I tried several ways to run Debian without X :
- Chosing "Recovery mode" from the Debian optional menu entries in GRUB 2 : Booting stucks.
- Pressing Ctrl + Alt + F1:6 while on the login screen : I got a blank black screen, no cursor, no text, if I press Ctrl + Alt + F7 I can go back to the login screen.
- Choosing to run a different runlevel by adding the chosen level to the GRUB command, pressing E, editing the line and pressing F10 to boot : no effect, it always boot with graphical login screen
I tried this with a GNOME + GDM3 install, and a KDE + KDM install, from the Debian 8 CD1 iso moved onto a USB drive thanks to UNetbootIn.
All my tries were made on a fresh install. If I boot, I have graphics and can’t achieve to get a text mode login to kill X and install the driver. If I don’t install or boot without graphics, I got stuck at boot.
Could you please help me getting these two Titan X work perfectly and with the proprietary driver ?
Thanks by advance