Installing NVIDIA Drivers and CUDA 8 Toolkit on Ubuntu 16.04

Step 1: Update and upgrade your system
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2: Install Linux Headers (for installing aptitude “apt install aptitude”)
sudo aptitude -r install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Step 3: sudo apt-get purge nvidia-*

Step 4: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa

Step 5: sudo apt-get update

Step 6: sudo apt-get install nvidia-375

Step 7: Create a file and paste the following lines
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf
(Paste Following)
blacklist nouveau
options nouveau modeset=0

For troubleshoot info:

step 8: Download CUDA 8 Toolkit latest from

Click Download Now


Scroll below and Click Legacy Releases


Click on CUDA Toolkit 8.0 GA2


Select appropriate settings for your machine as shown and in installer type select deb (local)


Download both Base Installer and Patch 2 setup as shown


Step 9: Follow CUDA installation steps and install CUDA 8
1. sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1604-8-0-local-ga2_8.0.61-1_amd64.deb
2. sudo apt-get update
3. sudo apt-get install cuda
4. sudo dpkg -i cuda-repo-ubuntu1604-8-0-local-cublas-performance-update_8.0.61-1_amd64.deb

Step 10: gedit (Write down the following lines and make sure to change version 375.<66>)
or if you already have this script move to next step.
sudo mv /usr/lib/nvidia-375/ /usr/lib/nvidia-375/
sudo mv /usr/lib32/nvidia-375/ /usr/lib32/nvidia-375/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/nvidia-375/ /usr/lib/nvidia-375/
sudo ln -s /usr/lib32/nvidia-375/ /usr/lib32/nvidia-375/

Step 11: Run the above script
sudo chmod +x

Step 12: Post Installation step (path setting append in the file)
gedit ~/.bashrc
#CUDA home path
export CUDA_HOME=/usr/local/cuda

# CUDA Bin Path
export PATH=/usr/local/cuda-8.0/bin:$PATH

# CUDA Library Path
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/cuda-8.0/lib64:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

# Use OpenCV and other custom-built libraries.
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib/:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH


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