I have been given a system with a Tesla C870 installed and the required software (note that I did not do the installation myself).
When I try to run code I get the error: NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidiactl (No such file or directory).
System: Linux version 2.6.18-92.1.6.el5 (email@example.com) (gcc version 4.1.2 20071124 (Red Hat 4.1.2-42)) #1 SMP Wed Jun 25 12:38:37 EDT 2008
I am accessing the system by ssh.
I do not currently have root access (although I can get it if necessary).
I have also tried running it in emulation mode, as currently my main interest is experimenting with CUDA, by compiling using nvcc -deviceemu, but when I try to run the code I get the same error as in non-emu mode.
I am aware these issues have been asked before, however I was unable to find a helpful answer.
I have read that X must have been started at least once since the last time the system was booted in order to load the kernel module, but running startx results in errors (is it possible to run X using this card?).