Post-installation problems CUDA 10.0

I followed everything as instructed on https://docs.nvidia.com/cuda/cuda-installation-guide-linux/index.html#abstract
but I am unable to complete post-installation actions. Note I have followed package manager installation. The following are the results for my PC

  1. $gcc --version
    gcc (Ubuntu 7.3.0-27ubuntu1~18.04) 7.3.0
    Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO
    warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

  2. $uname -m && cat /etc/*release
    x86_64
    DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=19
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=tara
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION=“Linux Mint 19 Tara”
    NAME=“Linux Mint”
    VERSION=“19 (Tara)”
    ID=linuxmint
    ID_LIKE=ubuntu
    PRETTY_NAME=“Linux Mint 19”
    VERSION_ID=“19”
    HOME_URL=“https://www.linuxmint.com/
    SUPPORT_URL=“https://forums.ubuntu.com/
    BUG_REPORT_URL=“Linux Mint Troubleshooting Guide — Linux Mint Troubleshooting Guide documentation
    PRIVACY_POLICY_URL=“https://www.linuxmint.com/
    VERSION_CODENAME=tara
    UBUNTU_CODENAME=bionic
    cat: /etc/upstream-release: Is a directory

  3. $uname -r
    4.15.0-20-generic

  4. $lspci | grep -i nvidia
    03:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM108M [GeForce 840M] (rev a2) ___________________________________________________
    After following exactly as in guide, I get these:-

  5. $systemctl status nvidia-persistenced
    ● nvidia-persistenced.service - NVIDIA Persistence Daemon
    Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/nvidia-persistenced.service; static; vendor preset: enabled)
    Active: active (running) since Tue 2018-10-16 20:38:16 IST; 42min ago
    Process: 945 ExecStart=/usr/bin/nvidia-persistenced --user root --no-persistence-mode --verbose (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
    Main PID: 946 (nvidia-persiste)
    Tasks: 1 (limit: 4915)
    CGroup: /system.slice/nvidia-persistenced.service
    └─946 /usr/bin/nvidia-persistenced --user root --no-persistence-mode --verbose

Oct 16 20:38:16 Shikhar-Mittal systemd[1]: Starting NVIDIA Persistence Daemon…
Oct 16 20:38:16 Shikhar-Mittal nvidia-persistenced[946]: Verbose syslog connection opened
Oct 16 20:38:16 Shikhar-Mittal nvidia-persistenced[946]: Started (946)
Oct 16 20:38:16 Shikhar-Mittal nvidia-persistenced[946]: device 0000:03:00.0 - registered
Oct 16 20:38:16 Shikhar-Mittal nvidia-persistenced[946]: Local RPC service initialized
Oct 16 20:38:16 Shikhar-Mittal systemd[1]: Started NVIDIA Persistence Daemon.

  1. $/lib/udev/rules.d/40-vm-hotadd.rules
    bash: /lib/udev/rules.d/40-vm-hotadd.rules: Permission denied

  2. $printenv PATH
    /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games

    $echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    /home/shikhar/gsl/lib

  3. $cuda-install-samples-10.0.sh
    bash: syntax error near unexpected token `newline’

  4. $cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
    NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 410.48 Thu Sep 6 06:36:33 CDT 2018
    GCC version: gcc version 7.3.0 (Ubuntu 7.3.0-27ubuntu1~18.04)

  5. $nvcc -V
    nvcc: NVIDIA (R) Cuda compiler driver
    Copyright (c) 2005-2017 NVIDIA Corporation
    Built on Fri_Nov__3_21:07:56_CDT_2017
    Cuda compilation tools, release 9.1, V9.1.85

I can’t find the folder of CUDA, i.e, there is no such directory as ~/NVIDIA_CUDA-10.0_Samples
so I can’t run deviceQuery. Sorry for the long question, but I am new to Linux. Its been 5 days and I am unable to intall CUDA properly. Help please.

You followed everything as instructed? Because Linux Mint isn’t a supported OS.

Which part of the instructions were you following that indicated that Linux Mint is OK?

According to table 1, Ubuntu 18.04 GCC 7.3.0 Kernel Module 4.15.0 is supported, right? Also, I saw a video (CUDA 9.0 installation in Ubuntu 16.4 + / Linux Mint - Full instruction with verification - YouTube) yesterday which explains the steps in more detail and found the solution to my problem.

$./deviceQuery

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

Detected 1 CUDA Capable device(s)

Device 0: “GeForce 840M”
CUDA Driver Version / Runtime Version 10.0 / 10.0
CUDA Capability Major/Minor version number: 5.0
Total amount of global memory: 4046 MBytes (4242604032 bytes)
( 3) Multiprocessors, (128) CUDA Cores/MP: 384 CUDA Cores
GPU Max Clock rate: 1124 MHz (1.12 GHz)
Memory Clock rate: 900 Mhz
Memory Bus Width: 64-bit
L2 Cache Size: 1048576 bytes
Maximum Texture Dimension Size (x,y,z) 1D=(65536), 2D=(65536, 65536), 3D=(4096, 4096, 4096)
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: 65536
Warp size: 32
Maximum number of threads per multiprocessor: 2048
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): (2147483647, 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: Yes
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 supports Compute Preemption: No
Supports Cooperative Kernel Launch: No
Supports MultiDevice Co-op Kernel Launch: No
Device PCI Domain ID / Bus ID / location ID: 0 / 3 / 0
Compute Mode:
< Default (multiple host threads can use ::cudaSetDevice() with device simultaneously) >

deviceQuery, CUDA Driver = CUDART, CUDA Driver Version = 10.0, CUDA Runtime Version = 10.0, NumDevs = 1
Result = PASS