How-to Install CUDA Library for Linux Mint 18.1 Serena 64bit Easy Guide

February 17th, 2017 by thelinuxevangelist

Linux Mint CUDA Installation

Hello Mint User! This Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install the NVIDIA CUDA Library for Mint 18.1 Serena LTS amd64 GNU/Linux Desktops.

CUDA is a Parallel Computing Platform and Programming Model invented by NVIDIA.
It enables dramatic Increases in Computing Performance by harnessing the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU).

With CUDA Programming You can GPU Accellerating Apps by incorporating C, C++ and Fortran Extensions of these languages in the form of a few basic keywords.

How-to Install Nvidia CUDA Library on Mint 18.1 Serena LTS - Featured
  1. Open a Shell Terminal emulator window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    How-to Install Nvidia CUDA Library on Mint 18.1 Serena LTS - Open Terminal
  2. Download Latest CUDA Mint Repo Package

    Get Mint CUDA 64bit Repo

  3. Access the Target location
    (Usually Downloads go in the Home folder or the Temporary directory /tmp)

    cd ~/Downloads

    Or when downloaded with Firefox maybe:

    cd /tmp/mozilla*

    To Verify that it’s there List the contents with:

    ls .
  4. Enabling Mint CUDA Repo

    sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu*amd64.deb
    sudo apt update

  5. CUDA Library Installation

    sudo apt -y install cuda

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