I am trying to install CUDA 7.5 on my dell laptop which has both Intel and Nvidia GeForce 820M cards. Initially I installed it from .run file and went through so many problems like blackscreen on boot up, etc. After solving those, when I ran deviceQuery, I got error : No CUDA capable device detected. The error is right as I cant find /dev/nvidia* anywhere.

Here is my inxi -bG output:

System: Host: shubh-Inspiron-3542 
Kernel: 3.13.0-93-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Gnome 3.10.4 
Distro: Ubuntu 14.04 trusty
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Inspiron 3542
Mobo: Dell model: 0926J6 version: A03 
Bios: Dell version: A03 date: 05/27/2014
CPU: Dual core Intel Core i5-4210U CPU (-HT-MCP-) clocked at 782.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Haswell-ULT Integrated Graphics Controller
X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3
Network: Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter driver: ath9k
Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller driver: r8169
Card-3: Atheros
Drives: HDD Total Size: 1000.2GB (6.0% used)
Info: Processes: 207 Uptime: 5 min Memory: 1077.5/3857.5MB Client: Shell

I cant find NVIDIA card here;

But when I ran lspci | grep -i nvidia, I got:

08:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M] (rev a1)

Also for running dpkg -l | grep nvidia, I got output:

rc bumblebee-nvidia 3.2.1-9~gpu14.04.1 amd64 NVIDIA Optimus support using the proprietary NVIDIA driver
rc nvidia-304 304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 amd64 NVIDIA legacy binary driver - version 304.131
ii nvidia-340 340.96-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 amd64 NVIDIA binary driver - version 340.96
ii nvidia-common 1: amd64 transitional package for ubuntu-drivers-common
rc nvidia-opencl-icd-304 304.131-0ubuntu0.14.04.2 amd64 NVIDIA OpenCL ICD
ii nvidia-opencl-icd-340 340.96-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 amd64 NVIDIA OpenCL ICD
ii nvidia-prime 0.6.2 amd64 Tools to enable NVIDIA's Prime
ii nvidia-settings 331.20-0ubuntu8 amd64 Tool for configuring the NVIDIA graphics driver

Currently I have restored my system by installing old nvidia driver 340, and have CUDA 6.5 installed as I was experimenting it with nvidia 340 driver. However,I want CUDA 7.5 to be installed in my machine if possible. I am fed up from re-installing nvidia driver for getting black screen upon boot up.


If you're willing to upgrade, I successfully deployed CUDA on an unencumbered NVIDIA GPU in 16.04 .. these steps may even work in 14.x as long as you mimic the instructions regarding the .run files

Severe under performance of CUDA vs Windows, make intel primary GPU?

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