I’ve installed a new P40 card in a empty chassis that never had any GPUs.
When attempting to install the Nvidia driver using the run file (NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.39.run), it fails immediately on the “pre-install” step. If I look at the pre-install file, it has a hard coded “exit 1”.
I’ve followed the pre-install steps I have found, and have run out of ideas and google searches:
- runlevel 3
- Nouveau blacklisted
- no NVidia packages that I can find
- lightdm disabled
Is it ok to ignore this error or is there really something blocking the install?
Thanks in advance.
<b>root:/usr/local/CUDA_INSTALL_FILES# cat /var/log/nvidia-installer.log</b> nvidia-installer log file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' creation time: Fri Mar 17 10:01:24 2017 installer version: 375.39 PATH: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin nvidia-installer command line: ./nvidia-installer Unable to load: nvidia-installer ncurses v6 user interface Using: nvidia-installer ncurses user interface -> Detected 32 CPUs online; setting concurrency level to 32. -> License accepted. -> Installing NVIDIA driver version 375.39. -> Running distribution scripts executing: '/usr/lib/nvidia/pre-install'... -> done. -> The distribution-provided pre-install script failed! Are you sure you want to continue? (Answer: Abort installation) ERROR: Installation has failed. Please see the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for details. You may find suggestions on fixing installation problems in the README available on the Linux driver download page at www.nvidia.com. <b>root:/usr/local/CUDA_INSTALL_FILES# cat /usr/lib/nvidia/pre-install</b> #!/bin/sh # Trigger an error exit status to prevent the installer from overwriting # Ubuntu's nvidia packages. exit 1