This is my third time having problem installing Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu (14.04). What’s worse is that I could not remember how I fixed them last time.
Hope this blog post will prevent me from pulling my hair out for the 4th time.
So, I installed Nvidia driver as usual:
# apt-get install nvidia_352
After it’s finished, I tried to load the module:
# modprobe nvidia modprobe: ERROR: could not insert 'nvidia_352': Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
Well, it turned out that I need to also install another linux-image package: linux-image-extra-3.13.0-70-generic. If you try to install this package on your machine, ensure that you match the version of the kernel too; i.e. 3.13.0-70 in my case.
# apt-get install linux-image-extra-3.13.0-70-generic # modprobe nividia # lsmod | grep nvidia nvidia 8642880 33 drm 303102 2 nvidia
Thanks to people in this link: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/547588/error-installing-nvidia-drivers-on-x86_64-amazon-ec2-gpu-cluster-t20-gpu-/