NOTE: I originally thought that the problem was with CUDA 9.1. Important new observations start as of #4, below.
I am currently developing a CUDA 9.1 application on my Windows 10 (64 bit) ASUS Stratix (ROG) notebook with a GTX1060. This application works in tandem with a VR rig (Oculus Rift). Yesterday, the Oculus software required me to upgrade my GPU driver. I went to the NVIDIA site, got the latest driver (416.34) for my card – GTX1060 (Notebook). After installing the driver and rebooting, CUDA 9.1 has completely stopped working. The HWMonitor application reports 0% GPU utilization, and my program no longer outputs anything.
We have tried this on other machines. The driver update worked on an MSI laptop with a 1070, and on a generic desktop with a 1080. Thus I suspect the problem is related to my specific hardware combination.
Reinstalling CUDA 9.1 works, because it rolls back the drivers.
So I’m stuck: either I can’t use the Oculus software, or I can’t develop my own application.
I’m pretty new to all of this – I don’t know where to begin to start figuring out what the problem is. Any suggestions on where to start?
Does anyone else out there have a system similar to mine that works?