I am pretty new to NVIDIA and CUDA field. I am trying to install NIVIDIA Driver for CUDA enabled GPU (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg1.run) on Ubuntu 8.04.
I do not have a physical GPU attached to my machine.
So, whenever I try to install this driver from command line insmod nvidia.ko fails.
ERROR: Unable to load the kernel module ‘nvidia.ko’. This happens most
frequently when this kernel module was built against the wrong or
improperly configured kernel sources, with a version of gcc that differs
from the one used to build the target kernel, or if a driver such as
rivafb/nvidiafb is present and prevents the NVIDIA kernel module from
obtaining ownership of the NVIDIA graphics device(s), or NVIDIA GPU
installed in this system is not supported by this NVIDIA Linux graphics
Please see the log entries 'Kernel module load error' and 'Kernel messages' at the end of the file '/var/log/nvidia-installer.log' for more information.
→ Kernel module load error: insmod: error inserting ‘./usr/src/nv/nvidia.ko’:
-1 No such device
Does this mean, that I need a device (GPU) before I can insert this driver ?