Fedora 18 x86_64 - CUDA driver version is insufficient for CUDA runtime version


i’ve installed the CUDA toolkit 5.5 on my Fedora 18 (64 bits) but i can’t get it to work:

./deviceQuery Starting…

CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking)

cudaGetDeviceCount returned 35
-> CUDA driver version is insufficient for CUDA runtime version
Result = FAIL

The drivers that come with the toolkit fail to build on Fedora 18, so i installed the ones from rpmfusion (akmod-nvidia-319.60-1.fc18.x86_64).

This setup is on my laptop (Samsung RC530) and uses Optimus techonlogy, my card is: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 540M] (rev a1).

Anyone knows how to fix this problem?

Just found the solution on this post:


An i also have to run it with optirun:

optirun --no-xorg ./deviceQuery
./deviceQuery Starting…

CUDA Device Query (Runtime API) version (CUDART static linking)

Detected 1 CUDA Capable device(s)

Device 0: “GeForce GT 540M”
CUDA Driver Version / Runtime Version 5.5 / 5.5
CUDA Capability Major/Minor version number: 2.1
Total amount of global memory: 2048 MBytes (2147155968 bytes)
( 2) Multiprocessors, ( 48) CUDA Cores/MP: 96 CUDA Cores
GPU Clock rate: 1344 MHz (1.34 GHz)
Memory Clock rate: 900 Mhz
Memory Bus Width: 128-bit
L2 Cache Size: 131072 bytes
Maximum Texture Dimension Size (x,y,z) 1D=(65536), 2D=(65536, 65535), 3D=(2048, 2048, 2048)
Maximum Layered 1D Texture Size, (num) layers 1D=(16384), 2048 layers
Maximum Layered 2D Texture Size, (num) layers 2D=(16384, 16384), 2048 layers
Total amount of constant memory: 65536 bytes
Total amount of shared memory per block: 49152 bytes
Total number of registers available per block: 32768
Warp size: 32
Maximum number of threads per multiprocessor: 1536
Maximum number of threads per block: 1024
Max dimension size of a thread block (x,y,z): (1024, 1024, 64)
Max dimension size of a grid size (x,y,z): (65535, 65535, 65535)
Maximum memory pitch: 2147483647 bytes
Texture alignment: 512 bytes
Concurrent copy and kernel execution: Yes with 1 copy engine(s)
Run time limit on kernels: No
Integrated GPU sharing Host Memory: No
Support host page-locked memory mapping: Yes
Alignment requirement for Surfaces: Yes
Device has ECC support: Disabled
Device supports Unified Addressing (UVA): Yes
Device PCI Bus ID / PCI location ID: 1 / 0
Compute Mode:
< Default (multiple host threads can use ::cudaSetDevice() with device simultaneously) >

deviceQuery, CUDA Driver = CUDART, CUDA Driver Version = 5.5, CUDA Runtime Version = 5.5, NumDevs = 1, Device0 = GeForce GT 540M
Result = PASS