I fear this may be a long shot, but figured it was worth a try.
I’ve been experimenting with various linux distros to dual boot with over the past week or so, and I’ve settled on one that I like, Elementary OS. It basically comes ‘out of the box’ exactly how I used to configure XFCE and with a more polished look so I’ve been quite pleased. However… (There was sooo gonna be a ‘however’ wasn’t there!)
After installing Blender (from the irie ppa) and the nvidia-cuda-toolkit, I’ve been unable to render with GPU. I can select the option in user preferences, but on rendering, get a ‘failed to start cuda kernel’ or similar message (I’m writing this from my windows boot so can’t check the exact message atm.
The odd thing is I’ve tried a buttload of installations over the past week, ubuntu, xubuntu, mint 15 (with cinnamon and with xfce), erm… Ubuntu Gnome… I’m sure a few others, and each and every one worked with blender without the slightest issue.
As a note, in previous distributions, I used the latest nvidia driver from the prompt, 3.04 iirc… with Elementary OS i’ve attempted to use that, and a fresh install of the .run driver from the nvidia website, both have failed.
Any suggestions on this would be appreciated, its typical that after finding a distro I like, its the ONE distro that I have trouble getting blender to work with! (The main reason for the dual boot)