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How To Install CUDA on Linux Mint 20

Install CUDA on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install CUDA on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, The Nvidia CUDA toolkit is an extension of the GPU parallel computing platform and programming model. It allows your applications to use different types of GPUs very conveniently.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of a CUDA Nvidia on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install CUDA on Linux Mint 20

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install apt-transport-https ca-certificates gnupg

Step 2. Installing CUDA on Linux Mint 20.

By default, CUDA is available on the Linux Mint 20 base repository. Now install Cuda using the following command below:

sudo apt install nvidia-cuda-tookit

Once Cuda has been installed successfully on your Linux Mint system, you can find out its version by running the command below:

nvcc --version


nvcc: NVIDIA (R) Cuda compiler driver
Copyright (c) 2005-2019 NVIDIA Corporation
Built on Sun_Nov_15_16:46:16_PDT_2021
Cuda compilation tools, release 11.3, V11.1.456

Congratulations! You have successfully installed CUDA. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of CUDA Nvidia on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Nvidia website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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