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culaInitialize now fails

This app used to work.

Now:

s=culaInitialize ();
give s=10.
culaGetError gives "49"

what is happening? this used to work. Now i am revisiting a simple app to debug some new stuff but cula wont initialize.

thanks
jmorgie

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Re: culaInitialize now fails

That error maps to the CUDA erorr:
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  /**   * This indicates that the current context is not compatible with this   * version of the CUDA Runtime. This can only occur if you are using CUDA   * Runtime/Driver interoperability and have created an existing Driver   * context using an older API. Please see \ref CUDART_DRIVER   * "Interactions with the CUDA Driver API" for more information.   */  cudaErrorIncompatibleDriverContext    =     49,

You'll want to use CUDA 3.2 (final version - not RC), a CUDA 3.2 driver, and CULA R10 all together. And ensure that there are no older copies of CULA or CUDA that are being loaded at runtime rather than these - Dependency Walker is a good tool for this.
john
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Re: culaInitialize now fails

I believe i do have all the correct components: cuda 3.2, cula r10 and latest nvidia driver. this is all code that worked last monday and nothing changed in the interim. i will look again; any other thoughts about what could be an incompatible context?

thanks
bzell
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Re: culaInitialize now fails

I am thinking that my gpu board did not survive the trip home from hawaii last week.

on the plus side, I use it as the display driver and my display is fine. but otherwise i cannot explain the bad context errors.

do you have / know of / a gpu diagnostic?
bzell
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Re: culaInitialize now fails

I use the NVIDIA GPU SDK to diagnose errors. First, run deviceQuery, then try out the bandwidth tests. They are enough to show base functionality.

There's a half chance that Windows got sneaky and did a Windows Update to an older WHQL driver when you weren't looking.
john
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