Boinc no longer sees Nvidia GPU after update, Mint 17.

poppageek
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After running update on my Mint 17 cruncher Boinc no longer would see the Nvidia GPU, 660TI. The update was diver 331.113.

After a few searches I reverted back to 304.125 as others had and it works fine again.

Just trying to hopefully save others some trouble.

Cheers!

David Anderson
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Boinc no longer sees Nvidia GPU after update, Mint 17.

331.113 just came with an Ubuntu 14.04 update and yes,
boinc is unable to see the GPU now. GTX 760 SC (a pair of them)

How exactly did you to the revert-to-304?

Claggy
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Does Mint 17 have a

Does Mint 17 have a nvidia_uvm module?

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Claggy

Anonymous

RE: 331.113 just came with

Quote:

331.113 just came with an Ubuntu 14.04 update and yes,
boinc is unable to see the GPU now. GTX 760 SC (a pair of them)

How exactly did you to the revert-to-304?

Not sure why you are having problems but I am running 331.38 on Ubuntu 14.04 with a GTX770:


uname -a
Linux node-name 3.13.0-40-generic #69-Ubuntu SMP Thu Nov 13 17:53:56 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

nvidia-smi -a

==============NVSMI LOG==============

Timestamp : Sat Dec 13 19:01:29 2014
Driver Version : 331.38

Attached GPUs : 1
GPU 0000:01:00.0
Product Name : GeForce GTX 770
Display Mode : N/A
Display Active : N/A
Persistence Mode : Disabled
Accounting Mode : N/A
Accounting Mode Buffer Size : N/A
Driver Model
Current : N/A
Pending : N/A
Serial Number : N/A
GPU UUID : GPU-2da07952-e162-bde3-48ac-28daf832b2ff
Minor Number : 0
VBIOS Version : 80.04.B4.00.01
Inforom Version
Image Version : N/A
OEM Object : N/A
ECC Object : N/A
Power Management Object : N/A
GPU Operation Mode
Current : N/A
Pending : N/A
PCI
Bus : 0x01
Device : 0x00
Domain : 0x0000
Device Id : 0x118410DE
Bus Id : 0000:01:00.0
Sub System Id : 0x103310DE
GPU Link Info
PCIe Generation
Max : N/A
Current : N/A
Link Width
Max : N/A
Current : N/A
Bridge Chip
Type : N/A
Firmware : N/A
Fan Speed : 81 %
Performance State : N/A
Clocks Throttle Reasons : N/A
FB Memory Usage
Total : 2047 MiB
Used : 861 MiB
Free : 1186 MiB
BAR1 Memory Usage
Total : N/A
Used : N/A
Free : N/A
Compute Mode : Default
Utilization
Gpu : N/A
Memory : N/A
Ecc Mode
Current : N/A
Pending : N/A
ECC Errors
Volatile
Single Bit
Device Memory : N/A
Register File : N/A
L1 Cache : N/A
L2 Cache : N/A
Texture Memory : N/A
Total : N/A
Double Bit
Device Memory : N/A
Register File : N/A
L1 Cache : N/A
L2 Cache : N/A
Texture Memory : N/A
Total : N/A
Aggregate
Single Bit
Device Memory : N/A
Register File : N/A
L1 Cache : N/A
L2 Cache : N/A
Texture Memory : N/A
Total : N/A
Double Bit
Device Memory : N/A
Register File : N/A
L1 Cache : N/A
L2 Cache : N/A
Texture Memory : N/A
Total : N/A
Retired Pages
Single Bit ECC : N/A
Double Bit ECC : N/A
Pending : N/A
Temperature
Gpu : 60 C
Power Readings
Power Management : N/A
Power Draw : N/A
Power Limit : N/A
Default Power Limit : N/A
Enforced Power Limit : N/A
Min Power Limit : N/A
Max Power Limit : N/A
Clocks
Graphics : N/A
SM : N/A
Memory : N/A
Applications Clocks
Graphics : N/A
Memory : N/A
Default Applications Clocks
Graphics : N/A
Memory : N/A
Max Clocks
Graphics : N/A
SM : N/A
Memory : N/A
Compute Processes : N/A

Did you try to restart the client? sudo service boinc-client restart

poppageek
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@ David Anderson - I used the

@ David Anderson - I used the Driver Manager

@ claggy - According to this article http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/11/nvidia-331-20-install-ubuntu-linux-mint/
nvidia_uvm.ko was added to Ubuntu & Mint with driver 331.20

@ robl - I also had no problems with 331.38. It is the latest update to 331 to 331.113 that broke it for me.

304 does fine so I'll stay with it.

Cheers!

Anonymous

RE: @ robl - I also had

Quote:

@ robl - I also had no problems with 331.38. It is the latest update to 331 to 331.113 that broke it for me.
Cheers!

Sorry, sometimes numbers (and apparently decimal points) confuse me. :>)

Anonymous

Bit late here; I have managed

Bit late here; I have managed to get cuda working again on my desktop (Mint 17.1). It broke cuda when going to 331 like others. I have 2x 660Ti's in this thing.

1. Cleanup all the cuda goodies that you can (be careful though since apt might get overzealous and wipe out your boinc directory)

Packages to remove in standard repos: libcuda1-$ libcudart$ libcuda1-$

Where $ is the packages associated to your nvidia driver installed. I highly recommend manually looking at the list first with judicious use of dpkg --get-selections. make appropriate backup of boinc to be safe if it does

2. grab the .deb for Ubuntu 14.04 from NVidia and install https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads

3. drop to an alternate TTY and kill shutdown mdm and boinc

4. apt-get update && apt-get install cuda

(things are a bit foggy for me here, I futzed with it a LOT before I got it to work, you may also need to grab nvidia-340 but if I recall correctly the cuda package grabbed it)

7. apt-get install libcuda1-340 if needed, also grab boinc-nvidia-cuda again

8. restart so all the nvidia modules and such are proper (also nvidia now has a service to make sure the dev nodes are in place (or futz with modprobe to your hearts content)

9. fire up boinc and hope

In the end, you should have something like this:

$ dpkg --get-selections | grep cuda
boinc-nvidia-cuda				install
cuda						install
cuda-6-5					install
cuda-command-line-tools-6-5			install
cuda-core-6-5					install
cuda-cublas-6-5					install
cuda-cublas-dev-6-5				install
cuda-cudart-6-5					install
cuda-cudart-dev-6-5				install
cuda-cufft-6-5					install
cuda-cufft-dev-6-5				install
cuda-curand-6-5					install
cuda-curand-dev-6-5				install
cuda-cusparse-6-5				install
cuda-cusparse-dev-6-5				install
cuda-documentation-6-5				install
cuda-driver-dev-6-5				install
cuda-drivers					install
cuda-license-6-5				install
cuda-misc-headers-6-5				install
cuda-npp-6-5					install
cuda-npp-dev-6-5				install
cuda-repo-ubuntu1404				install
cuda-runtime-6-5				install
cuda-samples-6-5				install
cuda-toolkit-6-5				install
cuda-visual-tools-6-5				install
libcuda1-340					install

$ dpkg --get-selections | grep nvidia
boinc-nvidia-cuda install
nvidia-340 install
nvidia-340-dev install
nvidia-340-uvm install
nvidia-libopencl1-340 install
nvidia-modprobe install
nvidia-opencl-icd-340 install
nvidia-settings install

nvidia-smi will still say compute processes "Not Supported" but boinc started grabbing WU's again and screaming along with the GPUs. Hope this helps. Also for what it's worth cinnnamon on 17.1 and E@H don't seem to conflict too much. This is my primary home computer and I have no troubles pushing 3 monitors with the crunching happening, these nvidia 340 drivers seem pretty solid so far.

Note: cuda 6.5 doesn't work with some older cards. Not sure which ones specifically. Information is scattered about the web for that. In those situations the 304 drivers that @poppageek mentions above are probably your best bet.

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