Workaround for GPU Driver issue on the Data Science VM Ubuntu Edition (PRE April 21st) RRS feed

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  • UPDATE (21-APR-2017): This workaround only applies to Data Science VM (Ubuntu) Edition created on NC-Series (GPU Class) Azure VM on or before April 20th 2017. A fix went out late April 20th (around 7PM Pacific time) that includes the  GPU driver in the kernel. 

    We apologize that the Ubuntu DSVM we shipped (on April 12th) has a bug that the Nvidia driver did not get compiled into the kernel. As a result the system does not recognize the Nvidia driver. We are working on pushing out an update in the next day or so. If you have created a Ubuntu Data Science VM on a GPU hardware (NC-Series Azure VMs) please reinstall the NVidia driver. 

    You can run the following commands in the shell on the Ubuntu Linux DSVM instance on the NC-series VM:

    wget https://dsvmbuildmaster.blob.core.windows.net/linux/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.48.run
    chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.48.run
    sudo ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-367.48.run --silent --dkms

    Alternately, if you just spin up a new DSVM (Ubuntu) [On or after 21-April-2017]  and release the old NC-Series DSVM (Ubuntu) you dont need to do anything else. 

    Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:54 PM

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  • We published an update on 4/21 that addressed this issue. VMs created before then will still need this fix, but all VMs from 4/21 on have the driver installed correctly.
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:05 AM