Download and Install NVIDIA SDK Manager
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Download and Install SDK Manager

On this blog post we will talk about how to install NVIDIA SDK Manager Software. SDK Manager is recommended Jetson type module installation software by NVIDIA. You can install or update bootloaders, Linux OS(NVIDIA use Ubuntu Distro) and some user space libraries like CUDA and OpenCV. In short, If you want to install or update software of Jetson type module, it is a must.


Firstly, you must have a PC that run Linux OS or you can simply create virtual PC. To do this you can check our “How to Install Ubuntu 18.04 on VirtualBox” blog post.

Creating NVIDIA Developer Account

You have to create NVIDIA developer account to use SDK Manager software. To do this you can visit web page and on the up right side you can click “ACCOUNT”.



On newly opened window click “CREATE AN ACCOUNT” button.



Downloading SDK Manager Software

To download SDK Manager first visit adress. On the web site scroll down and find “Setting Up The Development Environment” title then you can see download section.


Press green NVIDIA SDK Manager button and login with your NVIDIA developer account.



Press continue to download button and select “Save File” when download pop-up shows up. It will start to download installation package to “~/Downloads” folder.



Installing SDK Manager Software

To install SDK Manager you simply go to download directory and install with apt package manager.



If it ask about disk space usage just press “y” and it will continue to installation.



To start SDK Manager you can simply run it via terminal.



After all you can see NVIDIA SDK Manager's UI on your screen.




Thanks for reading.