I have a 9500 GT and a Tesla C1060. New system, 9550 based system. Dual boot with Win XP and whatever Linux I want to load. Got through the installation verification under XP (which I thought would be the tough part) using 32 bit. I loaded SuSE 11.1 and dispite updates and so forth, got to the point of using ‘make’ to create binaries to run…but never got them created. Tried a few times and failed each time. As these are brand new installations, and the last time I did all updates to SuSE before loading the nVidia software that I downloaded. The system seemed to be missing linkage to some key files along the way. So I redid the whole with Fedora 10. Similar problem in that I couldn’t get the make file to create the binaries. This time among the error messages, it indicated that /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lglut and that collect 2: ld returned 1 excit status.
I wasn’t expecting this level of difficulty to run through the examples to make sure the system is running correctly. Slince I am working with a new computer, I would like to get this working with minimal difficulty. I am not wedded to any particular linux. Would any of the other linux choices work with minimal (or even no) problem? Obviously “free is nice”…I would try Ubuntu next…but I could even go for RedHat enterprise if that runs without a hitch. Reading other posts, sometime you would says something like load libglu-dev or somesuch…where do I find that?
For now, the main question is: Which Linux is most likely to give me the most error-free implementation of the Cuda structure so I can begin working on my project? The second question is: when I was running the SP examples, I noticed they all used the 9500GT…can I direct the examples to use the Tesla card? Is there a better document to read other than the NVIDIA CUDA developmet Tools 2.3 - Installation and Verification on Linux (as well as the XP counterpart)?
P.S. In both the SuSE and Fedora attempts, I noticed that in loading the SDK.run program, I got the message “Could not load CUDA. Enter the Path to CUDA” which I did (I assume it is /usr/local) but since I accepted all defaults, I was surprised it didn’t know the path since it should have know where it put it in the prior step…
P.P.S I only want to use a 64 bit Linux. I forgot to mention that above. Also, my system has 4 GB of memory and I gnerally have it overclocked to about 3.2 GHz. If my programs work out, I will be upgrading to an i7 system, with a faster processor and probably 6 or more GB of memory…and possibly even multiple Tesla cards with more memory again.