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When I try to install the package pyopencl, it pulls in Nvidia stuff (nvidia-current, I think). This appears to install without problems, but then messes up my OpenGL-related things. I thought a big part of the appeal of OpenCL is that it's .. open, not tied to Nvidia.

Is there a (hopefully easy) way to install and use PyOpenCL without pulling in Nvidia stuff, or (more importantly / precisely) without breaking my OpenGL setup? I realize that I'll see little in the way of performance advantages of OpenCL this way, but I want it for development, anyway.

Running Ubuntu 12.04, Intel 965GM integrated graphics.

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Neither OpenCL nor PyOpenCL require any GPU at all. Try this howto for setup instructions.

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. –  fossfreedom Sep 30 '13 at 17:46
    
That's what I thought. Thanks for the link (and for all your work). // I may use that link, but - this being AskUbuntu - I was hoping for an Ubuntu-specific answer. IDK why the default package pulls in the Nvidia stuff. (It would be nice if the maint would change that.) I was hoping for something like "You can install the package and uninstall the nvidia part and it works fine" or "Download and manually unpack it, then run the __ script" or "Here's an alternate ppa". Sure, maybe the 'real' way is easy enough, but this is Ubuntu - home of the really lazy (and/or new-to-linux). –  hunter2 Oct 4 '13 at 4:58

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