SDK install hang on Linux Install of SDK hangs

Hi Folks,

I’ve installed a 8800GT on the headnode of a Beowulf cluster. The X driver and toolkit
install went without a hitch. However, when I try to run the SDK installer I get

[root@abacus CUDA]# ./
Verifying archive integrity… All good.
Uncompressing NVIDIA CUDA SDK…

AND IT JUST HANGS!! uname -a returns (I’ve edited out the machine name)

Linux 2.6.9-42.0.3.ELsmp #1 SMP Mon Sep 25 17:24:31 EDT 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Any would be greatly appreciated!

      Thanks,    Hans

Hi Forum Folks,

I may have solved this problem.  When I executed the script using 

 sh -x ./

It hung at the same place, but this time I simply pushed return (instead of Ctrl-C)
and it finished! Going back and looking at the output, I think it was waiting for
me to enter the install path or push enter for the default. For some reason the
question string was not being displayed so I did not know to do anything other
than wait. The CUDA folks may want to look into this.

 -  Hans

Which shell are you using?
Is this a vanilla installation of RHEL4?

Hi NVIDIA folks,

I’m not sure how to check this other than the uname output. But in /etc/issue


   [root@abacus ~]# cat /etc/issue

   Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 5) [\l]

   Kernel \r on an \m

I haven’t gotten back to the install yet. My cluster vendor tells me I’m running

RHEL 4.3.

Thanks for the help, Hans

Hans, this has been observed by other people on other Linuxes as well. It is not a bug of the installer. On SuSE for example, if you install a package called ‘buffer’ or similar, it buffers both console input and output, which is why the cursor prompt is invisible. Check whether some package is on your machine (rpm -qa | grep buffer)