NVIDIA – Finally, a 4.16-Compatible Driver..

NVIDIA has released beta driver 396.18, and – at last – this is compatible with Kernel 4.16 (tested with 4.16.1).

Details are here:  http://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/133571/en-us     The ‘Release Highlights’ do not even mention kernel support..

Building modules, stage 2.
 MODPOST 4 modules
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-396.18/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-396.18/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-396.18/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-396.18/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-396.18/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-396.18/kernel/nvidia-uvm.ko
 CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-396.18/kernel/nvidia.mod.o
 LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-396.18/kernel/nvidia.ko
make[2]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-4.16.1'
make[1]: Leaving directory '/usr/src/linux-4.16.1'

Robert Gadsdon.   April 10, 2018


NVIDIA – Finally, a 4.16-Compatible Driver.. — 1 Comment

  1. I’m leaving a comment just to let you know your blog has been very helpful to me.

    I have a Dell XPS 15 with an nvidia GPU and was having lots of trouble choosing a kernel and driver version combo that worked.

    Kernel 4.16.12 and nvidia 396.24 is working like a charm.

    I hope I can upgrade to 4.17 once it’s ready but definitely going to take a look at this blog first.

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