CUDA driver version is insufficient for CUDA runtime version

Dear all,

I accidentally purged my nvidia driver (375.82), a big mistake…
Then I tried to reinstall it using: sudo apt-get install nvidia-375

After the installation, running ./deviceQuery from cuda samples, it pops out:

$ ./deviceQuery
./deviceQuery Starting…

CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking)

cudaGetDeviceCount returned 35
-> CUDA driver version is insufficient for CUDA runtime version
Result = FAIL

The info from running nvidia-smi are:

±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| NVIDIA-SMI 375.82 Driver Version: 375.82 |
|-------------------------------±---------------------±---------------------+
| GPU Name Persistence-M| Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |
|===============================+======================+======================|
| 0 GeForce GTX 105… Off | 0000:01:00.0 Off | N/A |
| N/A 48C P0 N/A / N/A | 364MiB / 4038MiB | 13% Default |
±------------------------------±---------------------±---------------------+

±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Processes: GPU Memory |
| GPU PID Type Process name Usage |
|=============================================================================|
| 0 1761 G /usr/lib/xorg/Xorg 234MiB |
| 0 3628 G compiz 127MiB |
±----------------------------------------------------------------------------+

The I tried to reinstall cuda 8.0 (./cuda_8.0.44_linux.run, downloaded from nvidia official website, ignoring the installation of cuda), the same problem still remains.

Some further information about my ubuntu environment are:

uname -a :
Linux yj253pc 4.10.0-33-generic #37~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 11 14:07:24 UTC 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version :

NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 375.82 Wed Jul 19 21:16:49 PDT 2017
GCC version: gcc version 4.9.3 (Ubuntu 4.9.3-13ubuntu2)

lspci | grep -i nvidia :

01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1c8c (rev a1)

Does anyone have any idea how to fix this problem?

Thanks a lot!

Best regards,

This is much like the problem I am facing.
Have you had any luck in solving it?