The main motivation for this post is how difficult was for me run pyopencl on my fresh ubuntu 13.04 installation. First of all nvidia drivers don’t work well on ubuntu; I am still unable to run nvidia-settings in order to change xorg.conf to run ubuntu-desktop with nvidia card.
Let’s start sharing what I did to achieve running pyopencl programs on ubuntu.
Since my graphics card is an optimus enabled, I followed this wonderful post in which this guy explains how to use your discrete nvidia card to run steam for linux. He states that you should NOT install nvidia-drivers directly so you should have a clean installation.
Basicly to make optimus work Bumblebee should be installed in our system. These are the summarized steps from cjenkins blog:
Bumblebee and Primus installation with nVidia propietary driver
To run programs with the nvidia card you require to type in a terminal optirun…
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