When your cuda installation stops working (on DEBIAN)

There can be many signs for this error:

deviceQuery returns:

cudaGetDeviceCount returned 38-> no CUDA-capable device is detected

or you get:

no CUDA-capable device is detected

In my case it was version mismatch between installed nvidia kernel module and libcuda1 library.


Normally this module is installed via DKMS so kernel module version should match version of nvidia-kernel-dkms, but this is not always the case…

To check version of installed kernell module:

sudo modinfo nvidia-current | grep version

For now it should be 319.xxx. If it has version mismatch libcuda1 you have source of your errors (yay!).