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I'm running Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya" and want to install CUDA 8. When I install it using package manager it install Cuda 7.5 instead:

sudo apt-get install nvidia-cuda-dev nvidia-cuda-toolkit
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nvidia-cuda-dev is already the newest version (7.5.18-0ubuntu1).
nvidia-cuda-toolkit is already the newest version (7.5.18-0ubuntu1).

I need to force to install version 8. How to do it?

  • This is more of a suggestion, I don't have access to a mint system. NVIDIA does not officially support Linux Mint. I am making the assumption that since mint is also a debian based. The installation method for ubuntu should work.Make sure you stop the xserver desktop environment through the pseudo terminal before installing through the run file. – NagaChaitanya Vellanki Sep 10 '17 at 2:29
  • Download the ubuntu run file from developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads and see this question on how to turn off the xserver desktop environment from unix.stackexchange.com/questions/25668/… – NagaChaitanya Vellanki Sep 10 '17 at 2:30
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Follow the next steps

Installation Instructions:
1 `sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1604_8.0.61-1_amd64.deb`
2 `sudo apt-get update`
3 `sudo apt-get install cuda`

Extracted from https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads

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