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How to install CUDA toolkit 11 at ubuntu 20.04

Step by step instruction how to install CUDA 11 Ubuntu 20.04

NVidia Ubuntu 20.04 repository for CUDA 11

If you need CUDA Tolkit 11 with nvcc, other tools and libraries you can install it from NVIDIA Ubunutu 20.04 repository.

Add Ubuntu 20.04 repository

wget https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu2004/x86_64/cuda-ubuntu2004.pin
sudo mv cuda-ubuntu2004.pin /etc/apt/preferences.d/cuda-repository-pin-600

#add public keys

# Old key
#sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu2004/x86_64/7fa2af80.pub

# new key, added 2022-04-25 22:52
sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys https://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu2004/x86_64/3bf863cc.pub

sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://developer.download.nvidia.com/compute/cuda/repos/ubuntu2004/x86_64/ /"

Install cuda toolkit

Update and install cuda toolkit, you will gain access to many version of cuda and cuda toolkit.

Write apt install cuda-toolkit and press tab it will show list of all available versions

sudo apt update
sudo apt install cuda-toolkit-11-6

Install cuDNN

Download cuDNN from NVidia. You'll have to log in, answer a few questions then you will be redirected to download. Find the right cuDNN binary packages and save it on you computer.

tar -xzvf cudnn-11.2-linux-x64-v8.1.1.33.tgz

sudo cp cuda/include/cudnn*.h /usr/local/cuda/include
sudo cp cuda/lib64/libcudnn* /usr/local/cuda/lib64
sudo chmod a+r /usr/local/cuda/include/cudnn*.h /usr/local/cuda/lib64/libcudnn*

Add CUDA_HOME to PATH environmet

Edit /home/$USER/.bashrc file

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/cuda/lib64:/usr/local/cuda/extras/CUPTI/lib64"
export CUDA_HOME=/usr/local/cuda
export PATH="/usr/local/cuda/bin:$PATH"

Disable Sleep on Ubuntu Server

New drivers automatically install some xorg server packages and it activates power management options. Probably on your server you want to disable power management (sleep, hibernate).

sudo systemctl mask sleep.target suspend.target hibernate.target
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ghost commented Jul 13, 2022

Nice touch with disabling sleep / hibernate on ubuntu server :)

GPG key given here is incorrect (with $ sudo apt update you will get a NO_PUBKEY A4B469963BF863CC message).

nVidia document the fix: https://developer.nvidia.com/blog/updating-the-cuda-linux-gpg-repository-key/

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ksopyla commented Aug 14, 2022

Thanks, updated accordingly.

@adamhowell
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Great write up! Super useful thanks. Small fix:

sudo apt install cuda-toolkit-11.6

should be

sudo apt install cuda-toolkit-11-6

@AlvinFok
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Great write up! Super useful thanks. Small fix:

sudo apt install cuda-toolkit-11.6

should be

sudo apt install cuda-toolkit-11-6

thx

@PawelMiera
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Path should be:
PATH=/usr/local/cuda/bin:$PATH

You can add nvcc - V, to test if system is seeing cuda.

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gramster commented Mar 13, 2023

After doing this I only see 12.1. These instructions worked for me: https://medium.com/@anarmammadli/how-to-install-cuda-11-4-on-ubuntu-18-04-or-20-04-63f3dee2099

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not working

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