CUDA on AMD 64 Ubuntu 7.10 or Fedora 8 Getting started, installation


I just bought an evga superclocked 8800GT mostly for the purpose of running it as a CUDA device.

After two days of trying, I still can’t get the Nvidia drivers installed on it, apparently AMD 64 Nvidia for 8800GT is not available. I can use the generic Ubuntu 2d drivers and at least one monitor works…

Question is:
Can I run Cuda applications using the nv ubuntu drivers?

Other question is: Does anyone in Nvidia land know when a amd 64 driver will be available for the 8800gt? I am really hoping NOT to have to do my work in Vista…

Thanks very much… !

The 64-bit Ubuntu 7.10-release is built to work on both AMD and Intel CPUs. AMD64 and Intel64 is basically the same architecture (x86-64).

I am using Ubuntu 64-bit on an Intel Core2Duo with the Nvidia CUDA version 1.1 drivers and an 8800GT. I am quite sure you can do the same, even with the AMD64 processor. Do not use the Ubuntu drivers.

[edit] Use this driver;

and the RH5.x toolkit;…

– Kuisma


thanks very much for the links. I do not know why the site page with drop downs was directing me to a driver that was dated Sept 18… Anyway… apparently I missed this newer one… Will try this evening…

Will let you know…


I can second that CUDA works without a hitch on Ubuntu 7.10, amd64 / x86_64 (in this case, a MacBook Pro 3,1).

The components and configurations I needed in order for it to work:

  • build-essential
  • libglut3-dev
  • libc6-dev-i386
  • x86_64-169.04 NVIDIA driver package
  • CUDA SDK 1.1 Beta
  • CUDA Toolkit 1.1 Beta RHEL5 x86_64
  • and for the driver to work without a hitch after reboots, /etc/default/linux-restricted-modules-common, DISABLED_MODULES=“nv”
  • xorg.conf should use the ‘nvidia’ driver (the driver package changes this automatically)
  • ‘export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda/lib’

I’m using it on ubuntu 7.10 64bit as well (on two machines), works great. I did not have to do anything beyond install the CUDA toolkit and driver to make it work, AFAIK.

Just wanted to say thanks again all… I haven’t yet installed CUDA, plan to do that this weekend… but got the card installed without a hitch once I used the correct file Kuisma linked me to.

Have mightily enjoyed playing with the windows effects… and look forward to using CUDA.