Problems with 375.20 on Ubuntu 1604

Hi everyone, I’m a very experienced Linux user but I’m running into a quagmire on this computer.

I’m trying to install NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20. I went through everything but when I do nvidia-smi I get:

Failed to initialize NVML: Driver/library version mismatch

I think what happened is I unfortunately tried to use the ubuntu packages to install nvidia-cuda-toolkit and that has messed things up.

I would like to get both NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20 installed.

Any suggestions on this? I’m really stuck and will be very grateful for assistance.

Follow the instructions in the CUDA linux install guide.


i tried to run 375.20 on Ubuntu 1604 for my GTX1050 with Cuda 8.0 aswell.
What solved all problems for me:
1.) Install 375.20 manually (did this with via PPA)
2.) Install Cuda 8.0 without the drivers, just the toolkit