All things Nvidia GPU

Ian&Steve C.
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you mentioned this was a

you mentioned this was a machine that has been off for a while so maybe good to make sure the apt repository is up to date and the system is up to date:

sudo apt update

sudo apt upgrade

reboot

 

uninstall/purge the nvidia driver.

sudo apt remove --purge nvidia-driver-460

sudo apt remove --purge nvidia-driver-455

sudo apt remove --purge nvidia*

reboot

sudo apt autoremove

install 470

sudo apt install nvidia-driver-470

 

sometimes you have to sledgehammer these things.

 

you did mention that this was an old install, so if you're not married to it, you could preserve the BOINC data and just wipe the whole thing out with a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. then just install the 470 drivers straight away. don't think you even need the PPA for 20.04. new drivers usually show up in Ubuntu by default pretty soon after they're available.

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Stephen "Heretic"
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Ian&Steve C. wrote: you

Ian&Steve C. wrote:

you mentioned this was a machine that has been off for a while so maybe good to make sure the apt repository is up to date and the system is up to date:

reboot

 . . I might try the installation again at this point to see if I can save time.

 

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uninstall/purge the nvidia driver.

sometimes you have to sledgehammer these things.

 . . If the first step does not work :)

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you did mention that this was an old install, so if you're not married to it, you could preserve the BOINC data and just wipe the whole thing out with a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. then just install the 470 drivers straight away. don't think you even need the PPA for 20.04. new drivers usually show up in Ubuntu by default pretty soon after they're available.

 . . When I set the system up on the SSD and ditched the old flash drive version I got a little smart and set the OS in it's own partition. The User folders are all in the second partition.  If I install 20.04 over the 18.04 partition is it likely to cripple BOINC or any other apps in the User partition?  If not then that may be a good approach ...

 

Stephen

 

Ian&Steve C.
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i would just try the commands

i would just try the commands I listed first. it will only take a few minutes to run through them.

then think about doing a full re-install if it doesn't work.

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Stephen "Heretic wrote:If I

Stephen "Heretic wrote:

If I install 20.04 over the 18.04 partition is it likely to cripple BOINC or any other apps in the User partition?  If not then that may be a good approach ...

No, a new upgrade to 20.04 into the existing 18 partition won't do anything to your /home partition.

Should be good.

But I agree, the purge commands and a reboot and reinstall of the drivers would be quicker.

 

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Ian&Steve C. wrote: i would

Ian&Steve C. wrote:

i would just try the commands I listed first. it will only take a few minutes to run through them.

then think about doing a full re-install if it doesn't work.

 

 . . Well the good news is that the full method worked AOK.  I am now running 470 drivers though it seems a little flaky.  The windows freeze every now and then and I have to wait for them to unfreeze ... :(

 . . So now how do I get E@H to send the right app to upgrade things?

 

Stephen

 

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Stephen "Heretic

Stephen "Heretic wrote:

Ian&Steve C. wrote:

i would just try the commands I listed first. it will only take a few minutes to run through them.

then think about doing a full re-install if it doesn't work.

 . . So now how do I get E@H to send the right app to upgrade things?

 

Stephen

 

looks like they already sent you the new app :) i see a few in your "In Progress" list.
 

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Update:  . . It seems

Update:

 

 . . It seems the freezing problem was something to do with PSensor. I reset it to defaults and restarted it and it is not freezing anymore.  It seems that E@H IS sending the right tasks already. I was expecting tasks labelled openCL3 but they are FGRPopencl2Pup, but run times are down from 16.4 mins to 10.5 mins.  Not bad!  But I had to turn up the fans a little as the 1060s were getting a little hot under the collar :)

Stephen

PS that was causing the freezing, every time I went to check the temps or change the fan settings it would freeze.

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 . . I need a better cooling

 . . I need a better cooling solution for these 1060's, even though it is still winter here with the fans at over 80% these puppies are well over 60 deg C.  :(

. . I was hoping to be able to run them until sometime in October before having to shut them down, but I think I will be lucky to keep then running below incineration level for more than a few weeks.  <sigh>

 . . I am curious now about the GTX970's, even though I am sure they do not support OpenCL3.0 they do support 2.0 and I have to wonder how much they would improve by accessing that.

Stephen

 

Harri Liljeroos
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GTX970's are excluded from

GTX970's are excluded from the new FGRB 1.28 beta application. Reason being that they do not really gain from the new app.

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Stephen "Heretic wrote:  . .

Stephen "Heretic wrote:

 . . I need a better cooling solution for these 1060's, even though it is still winter here with the fans at over 80% these puppies are well over 60 deg C.  :(

. . I was hoping to be able to run them until sometime in October before having to shut them down, but I think I will be lucky to keep then running below incineration level for more than a few weeks.  <sigh>

 . . I am curious now about the GTX970's, even though I am sure they do not support OpenCL3.0 they do support 2.0 and I have to wonder how much they would improve by accessing that.

Stephen

 

 

60C is totally fine. i wouldn't get uneasy until above 80C

 

Maxwell and earlier sees no benefit with the new code.

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