installing cuda 5 on ubuntu 12.04

  1. Download CUDA 5 installers from https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads.
  2. Add execution mode to the run file.
    • $ chmod +x cuda_5.*.run
  3. Change to terminal mode Ctrl-Alt-F1, log on and type
    • $ sudo service lightdm stop
    • $ sudo ./cuda_5.*.run
    • $ sudo shutdown -r now

If you failed to get back to login gui, type this:

  • $ sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
  • $ sudo apt-get install nvidia-current-updates-dev

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