I'm trying to install the nvidia drivers via:
sudo apt purge nvidia-* sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa sudo apt-get install nvidia-390
They seem to install (though I don't actually know for sure if I'm running on my Nvidia graphics card or my Intel card).
I expect to be able to run
nvidia-smi to take a look at the Nvidia GPU (nvidia-smi is a very funamental monitoring tool included with the nvidia drivers).
$ nvidia-smi nvidia-smi: command not found
But I just get a command not found after this installation.
How do I install
nvidia-smi using this ppa? Am I not understanding something? Are these PPAs incomplete? I'm trying to configure this for tensorflow, so CUDA & CuDNN libraries are up next. But I can't deal with that until I can at least validate that the GPU drivers are properly installed, and the only way I know to do that is via
nvidia-smi. On the nvidia forums I'm told that this tool normally installs with the driver and they suggest not using the PPA (but their supported installation process is even more painful).