NVIDIA – New Driver – OK with Kernel 4.9..

Just tested the latest NVIDIA driver – 375.20 – and it compiles cleanly with Kernel 4.9-rc5:

Building modules, stage 2.
 MODPOST 4 modules
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia-uvm.ko
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.20/kernel/nvidia.ko
make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-4.9-rc5'
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-4.9-rc5'

Apart from Kernel 4.9 support, the driver is now compatible with the latest Xorg server – 1.19 – which removes the need for the ‘Xorg downgrade workaround‘ with Fedora 25.

More details of the new driver are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/111596/en-us

Robert Gadsdon.  November 18, 2016.


NVIDIA – New Driver – OK with Kernel 4.9.. — 1 Comment

  1. Upgraded Fedora 24 to 25 and old nvidia drivers did not work with 4.8.8 kernel. Upgraded to new nvidia drivers rebooted and all is well with new drivers and 4.8.8. Appreciate the info prior hand you posted help me make the decision on whether to give a shot or not.

    Take care,


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