I have an AMAX workstation with 12G memory and a Tesla C2050 card. I’ve installed Ubuntu 10.10 64bit with nvidia driver 260.19 which comes with the system. It works fine.
I am trying to install CUDA 3.2RC on it. I stopped gdm first. When I try to install the nvidia driver 260.24, it says the pre-install scripts fail to run and asks me if I want to continue anyway. So I continued anyway. The installation seems to be fine but I cannot restart gdm. So I reboot the computer. But the X windows failed to be lanuched. It only can boot to the console.
I searched the internet and saw many instruction on how to install an old version of cuda on an old version of ubuntu. I was able to follow those methods for the older edition of driver and cuda, but this time new problem arises for the new edition, as described above.
What can I do? I am not a proficient Ubuntu user. If you could kindly tell me how to fix the problem step by step, I will greatly appreicate that.
BTW, this workstation is dual boot. I’ve installed Windows 7 64bit and installed CUDA 3.2RC on the same machine without a problem. Installing the graphics driver on Linux always seems to be a hassle.