I have a workstation with a Tyan S7025 motherboard, 2x Intel Xeon X5550, 24 GB RAM, 1x Nvida Quadro FX 4800 and 3x Nvidia Tesla C1060. It runs Debian Squeeze 64-bit.
It was running fine with the developer drivers 195.36.15 (and user drivers 256.35 and previous) and CUDA 3.0.
However, after upgrading to developer drivers 260.24 I started to observe system hangs after using the computer for a few hours. I have also observed the same behavior with the normal drivers 256.53.
The computer hangs completely and becomes unresponsive to any keyboard key combination. The screen is frozen but not blank. I have to switch it off by pressing the power button for a few seconds.
I have two questions:
Do I really need the developer drivers in order to use CUDA?
Do I have to use a specific version of the drivers for each CUDA version? I mean should I strictly use 195.36.15 with 3.0, 256.40 with 3.1, 260.24 with 3.2?