Setup Nvidia GPUs for Agisoft

After a long run finally here is one successful solution for setting up consumer GPUs from Nvidia for a use with Agisoft. A lot of it is compiled on abhay's blog.

The following solution worked for a workstation server with Titan-X devices:

# not sure if necessary but finally sucessful
sudo apt-get install mesa-common-dev-lts-xenial 
sudo apt-get install mesa-common-dev
sudo apt-get install mesa-common
sudo apt-get install libssl1.0.0
sudo apt-get install libtxc-dxtn-s2tc-bin
sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core 
sudo apt-get install freeglut3-dev
sudo nano  /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
blacklist amd76x_edac
blacklist vga16gb
blacklist nouveau
blacklist rivafb
blacklist nvidiafb
blacklist rivatv

# open a bash terminal as root
sudo bash
# remove existing nvidia stuff
apt-get purge nvidia-*
apt autoremove 
# 1st reboot
shutdown -r now

# remove remains of nvidia stuff
# login as root
sudo bash
apt-get remove --purge nvidia*
dpkg --configure -a

# 2nd reboot
shutdown -r now

# login as root
sudo bash
# if so stop the GUI
service lightdm stop 
# stop the X-server if so
killall xinit 
# download the latest nvidia drivers. for titan-x currently was the latest
cd ~/Downloads/
# make the downloaded file an executable and run  the NVidia installer
chmod +x

# follow the prompts in the process
# once the process is over, reboot
shutdown -r now


Last modified: le 2019/08/23 09:44