CUDA is a parallel computing platform and application programming interface (API) model created by Nvidia. I am supposed to install this package in my system.
The official downloading page for CUDA is https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads. Currently, the latest version of the CUDA is 9.2. We can chose the corresponding packages.
Since there is no package for 18.04, I tried to use 17.10, hope it works fine.
$ ll total 8 drwxr-xr-x 2 yu yu 54 Sep 17 16:42 ./ drwxr-xr-x 18 yu yu 4096 Sep 17 15:26 ../ -rw-rw-r-- 1 yu yu 2818 Sep 17 16:17 cuda-repo-ubuntu1710_9.2.148-1_amd64.deb $ sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1710/x86_64/7fa2af80.pub Executing: /tmp/apt-key-gpghome.MKJ6VPC7sN/gpg.1.sh --fetch-keys https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1710/x86_64/7fa2af80.pub gpg: requesting key from 'https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu1710/x86_64/7fa2af80.pub' gpg: key F60F4B3D7FA2AF80: public key "cudatools <email@example.com>" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 $ sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1710_9.2.148-1_amd64.deb ... (a lot of logs) $ sudo apt-get update ... (a lot of logs) $ # sudo apt-get install cuda -y # this command may cause some error as follow $ sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" install cuda -y
Error and Solution
An error comes here:
Unpacking nvidia-396 (396.44-0ubuntu1) ... dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/nvidia-396_396.44-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libGLX_indirect.so.0', which is also in package libglx-mesa0:amd64 18.0.5-0ubuntu0~18.04.1 Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/nvidia-396_396.44-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
This error message terminated the installing process, and make apt command out of order as follow:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: cuda-drivers : Depends: nvidia-396 (>= 396.37) but it is not installed libcuda1-396 : Depends: nvidia-396 (>= 396.37) but it is not installed nvidia-396-dev : Depends: nvidia-396 (>= 396.37) but it is not installed nvidia-opencl-icd-396 : Depends: nvidia-396 (>= 396.37) but it is not installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
Found a solution here
We can fix the problem using command:
sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" install --fix-broken
illia · February 20, 2019 at 03:15
I tried to spread this solution in popular threads so it might be easier to find it :)
Another thought that came to me – make a backup (snapshot) of my working system before I started to install Cuda :)
illia · February 18, 2019 at 08:52
The only solution that works for me. Thanks for saving me from reinstalling the whole system.
yu · February 19, 2019 at 17:17
@illia Nice! Actually I searched the solution for a long time as well.
Besides, you probably need to keep the command since it may required in the future when updating the packages.
James · January 12, 2019 at 18:40
Had this exact same problem. Thank you for taking the time to post a solution!
yu · January 13, 2019 at 21:02
@James Glad to see this reply. have a nice day!