nvidia cuda

drew einhorn drew.einhorn at gmail.com
Sun Jul 25 15:35:31 UTC 2010

I have a fairly nice box built from recycled components.

I would like to run some off the shelf gpu code: boinc and/or mythtv.

I really don't want to spend any money, or a lot of time working on this

At first glance it seems a GeForce 8 or better card is required, but the
notes for the 256.35 nvidia driver (available as nvidia-current from the
http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates/ubuntu repo) seems to be
saying that cuda is supported on the: G73 [GeForce 7600 GS]

But I could be reading that all wrong.

Anyway 256.35 is running on my stock 2.6.32-24-generic, but boinc does not
recognize any "usable" gpus on my 7600 GS.  I haven't tried myth yet.

Somewhere I read something that implied a newer kernel might do the trick.
But I can't find it righ now.

If somebody tells me it will work, it might be worth the trouble to figure
the required options, build a bleeding edge kernel, and all the necessary

But maybe if I just wait a while maybe the necessary kernel versions will be
released for my lucid box and I won't have to do anything.

Or maybe cuda will never work on the 7600G no matter how hard I work.

Any suggestions?

Drew Einhorn

"You can see a lot by just looking."
  --  Yogi Berra
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