Pycuda import issue(nano Jetson Pack 4.6.1, python 3.6.9)

  • Jetson Nano B01
  • JetPack 4.6.1 image burned on SD
  • Python 3.6.9
  • pycuda 2022.1

path env variable added

export PATH=/usr/local/cuda/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda/lib64
export CPATH=/usr/local/cuda-10.2/targets/aarch64-linux/include
export LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda-10.2/targets/aarch64-linux/lib
export CUDA_ROOT=/usr/local/cuda

Installed pycuda like below without issues

$ sudo apt-get install python3-pip
$ pip3 install pycuda --user works without issues like below:

python3 ./pycuda-2022.1/test/

However I cannot use pycuda if not under ./pycuda-2022.1/:

~/Desktop/temp$ python3
Python 3.6.9 (default, Mar 10 2023, 16:46:00) 
[GCC 8.4.0] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import pycuda
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/home/komushi/Desktop/temp/", line 2, in <module>
    import pycuda.autoinit
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'pycuda.autoinit'; 'pycuda' is not a package

I have the same issue like this but his resolution does not work in my case.


It looks like you have a Python script whose name is
Is it possible to rename the file?

It looks like Python try to load the script rather than the Pycuda module.


you are correct - that temp file is the reason. removed it and everything works fine now. sorry for the stupid error

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