GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 troubles on Ubuntu 10.04

Hi, I’m Silvio from Argentina. I’m newbe with GPU processing.

I try to install CUDA packages, but I receive the next error …

$ sudo LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda-5.0/lib:/usr/local/cuda-5.0/lib64 ./deviceQuery
./deviceQuery Starting…

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

cudaGetDeviceCount returned 38
-> no CUDA-capable device is detected

I follow the “Getting starting guide” for Linux. What is wrong in my installation?

$ lspci | grep -y nvidia

00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:08.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)

$ ls -la /dev/nvidia*
crw-rw-rw- 1 root video 195, 0 2013-03-04 07:15 /dev/nvidia0
crw-rw-rw- 1 root video 195, 255 2013-03-04 07:15 /dev/nvidiactl

$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 304.54 Sat Sep 29 00:05:49 PDT 2012
GCC version: gcc version 4.4.3 (Ubuntu 4.4.3-4ubuntu5.1)

I’m surprised because after deviceQuery execution, the permissions of /dev/nvidia* files changes to crw-rw— .

Thanks a lot!
Silvio

You need at least a Geforce 8xxx card, the card you are using does not support CUDA.