CUDA Toolkit Install Troubles on Headless Ubuntu

Hey all,

I just created a new install of Ubuntu Server Edition 12.10 as a development playground to learn about my new Titan card.

I neither need nor want X installed on this system in order to keep it lightweight.

My install failed due to not finding the libglut dependencies. I did some reading, and found that I need to install the packages freeglut3, freeglut3-dev and binutils-gold.

My problem is, that when I do this, the dependencies for these packages are set up such that it wants to pull in X and all it’s dependencies, which I am dead set against.

Does anyone have a quick and easy way of bypassing this, so I can install the libglut dependencies without X?

Thank you very much,

You can override the lib/gcc checks using the --override flag. You’ll also need to use some mechanism to load the kernel module since X won’t be doing it for you. You can do this a number of ways. One such way is described in the Linux Getting Started Guide.