"No compatible GPUs" found error - Linux (Pop! OS)

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Does this mean that the graphic card’s driver is not correctly installed, or that I have the wrong driver?
I’m using Pop! OS, which is supposed to be very video games friendly due to the fact that the makers of this distro make their own hardware too.

Thanks guys

It might be a Blender issue:

What is your graphics card?

GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

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The link you shared is related to Fermi GPUs (500 series) that are currently not supported for Cycles. It is not related to your problem.
So you give more information about the problem. Is it a recently installed Linux from scratch? Did the problem start to happen suddenly from some Blender version? Was there a recent graphics driver update?
Share here the result of the following commands:
cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version


nvcc --version

I had the same with ubuntu. You need to install the latest graphics driver from nvidia. Since nvidia is one of the main sponsors, blender does not seem to be very backwards compatible with nvidia drivers, anymore.
Edit: Make sure you can load an older linux kernel. On standard ubuntu this is not a problem but I don’t know about pop OS.

Hi there.
Yesterday I installed Windows 10 Pro x64 1607 build 2017 rus. I download latest Nvidia driver v451.67 (Game ready & Studio also too). I installed first GR version first. But in GPU-Z it dont show CUDA option is not enabled. And exactly, also on Blender 2.79+ (2.8, 2.81, 2.82, 2.83 and 2.90 too) in User Pref it dont enabled Cuda option too. On my previous Win7 x64 all are worked fine as well with v441.87 driver.
Really strange.
Please, help me to solve.

Sorry Yafu, I didn’t see your message before…

nvcc --version
~$ nvcc: NVIDIA (R) Cuda compiler driver
Copyright (c) 2005-2019 NVIDIA Corporation
Built on Sun_Jul_28_19:07:16_PDT_2019
Cuda compilation tools, release 10.1, V10.1.243
~$ cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version
NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  440.100  Fri May 29 08:45:51 UTC 2020
GCC version:  gcc version 9.3.0 (Ubuntu 9.3.0-10ubuntu2)

That’s weird, you have nvidia drivers and CUDA toolkit properly installed. Blender should let you select your GPU.
Are you using official Blender or installed from repositories?

You try to update the driver. If Pop! _OS 20.04 LTS can use Ubuntu PPA repositories, you can add this:

I installed Blender from the Pop!_Shop.

Thanks for the link, I’ll try it :slight_smile:

Update: Wait, but the nvidia driver you are suggesting to install is older? (430.40), mine is 440.100.

Wait. Did you install that nvidia drivers from repositories? Or are the drivers that come bundled with CUDA packages? If it is the latter, I would recommend you uninstall everything related to CUDA and also the nvidia driver. Then without restarting the system, add the PPA and install nvidia-driver-450 meta package

Oh, ok.
I don’t think I installed either myself. Pop! OS already comes with them installed. That’s the best part of Pop! OS :wink:

Just to bring this thread to a closure…

As I said in the other thread: How to make use of CUDA with Nvidia in Linux Pop! OS?
"I downloaded a standalone Blender from Blender.org, as you adviced. And it can use CUDA from both the GPU & the CPU!
I also installed it from Steam, and it also was able to use CUDA!
So, I am not installing Blender from the Pop Store anymore - until that is fixed anyway.
Apparently I didn’t need to tinker with the drivers after all :slight_smile: "