CUDA without X Window System

Instead of starting X like

xinit /usr/bin/icewm

and therefore loading the NVidia CUDA environment, one can simply add

[ -c /dev/nvidia0 ] || mknod -m 666 /dev/nvidia0 c 195 0
[ -c /dev/nvidiactl ] || mknod -m 666 /dev/nvidiactl c 195 255

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A Praise for IceWM

Since more than ten years I use IceWM, a clean and compact window manager for X. I can only recommend it.

IceWM in its own words: The goal of IceWM is speed, simplicity, and not getting in the user’s way.

These goals are nicely met.

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