I am currently running the Manually installed Nvidia 64-295.49 CUDA drivers in 12.04LTS with my GeForce GTX 560 Ti, mainly for Blender 2.64 GPU rendering, but each time the Kernel updates I have to reinstall the driver. It's not difficult, but without some valuable time spent I never know if I'm using the latest version.
I am wondering if I could just use the recommended "NVIDIA binary Xorg driver, kernel module and VDPAU library" that appears in the Additional Drivers dialog. Will it support CUDA? Has anyone had any success with it? ( I could try it and see, but It could lead to several hours trying to recover from failed attempt that I cannot afford to spare. )
Alternatively, how can I simplify the process of updating and reinstalling the NVIDIA CUDA driver.