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Message 36745 - Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | 18:26:04 UTC
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Hello: Honestly UBUNTU and NVIDIA are putting the hard users BOINC life.

In several threads has been told more or less to make them work new Nvidia drivers and Ubuntu especially when the result is good but ...

When Ubuntu takes its periodidas updates, especially the last (few hours ago) playing system chart elements, mesa driver etc ... leaves the system unusable if you have manually installed the driver from Nvidia Return to start ... extremely annoying and frustrating.

The choice I ever made was to install the 331.38 that works perfectly in Ubuntu and Boinc (is that Ubuntu offers in your repository) and apply the patch to download CUDA 6 is not GPUGRID (only Cuda 4.2) and hope this mess is resolved. Greetings.


Anyway Boinc reports the following:

CUDA: NVIDIA GPU 0: GeForce GTX 770 (driver version 331.38, CUDA version 6.0, compute capability 3.0, 2048MB, 1995MB available, 3693 GFLOPS peak)

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Message 36780 - Posted: 2 May 2014 | 20:01:01 UTC - in response to Message 36745.

Well, it's Linux.. so I wouldn't expect anything else than "frustrating". That's why I'm trying to avoid it as much as I can ;)

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Message 36782 - Posted: 3 May 2014 | 11:31:14 UTC - in response to Message 36780.

Well, it's Linux.. so I wouldn't expect anything else than "frustrating". That's why I'm trying to avoid it as much as I can ;)

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I have used Ubuntu several times, yes even recently, and if you just accept the defaults, ie old versions of Boinc, gpu drivers etc, it worked just fine for me, even crunching with an Nvidia gpu. I used the 12.04 LTS version, which again is NOT the latest version. I used an older 80gb hard drive and the only reason I stopped was because the machine refused to boot back up when I moved it off my test bench to a more permanent position on a shelf. It was a hardware problem, not drive related, I eventually took the thing apart and recycled the parts, pitching the cpu and motherboard! It was an older dual core cpu and I am guessing it needed a bios update and it wasn't readily available. I have so many other parts I could get one up and running if I really wanted to, but haven't felt the need. And besides those old bios's that you need to use a floppy disk to update haven't always worked well for me.

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