NVIDIA – 410.73 PM Gotcha, for Some..

I just encountered a problem installing the latest NVIDIA driver 410.73 on my ‘Main’ system, having successfully tested it on my ‘Test’ system:

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 MODPOST 4 modules
WARNING: "nv_pmops_suspend" [/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.73/kernel/nvidia.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "nv_pmops_resume" [/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.73/kernel/nvidia.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "nv_pmops_thaw" [/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.73/kernel/nvidia.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "nv_pmops_poweroff" [/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.73/kernel/nvidia.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "nv_pmops_restore" [/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.73/kernel/nvidia.ko] undefined!
WARNING: "nv_pmops_freeze" [/home/rgadsdon/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-410.73/kernel/nvidia.ko] undefined!
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It appears that NVIDIA now assume that everyone has power management enabled in their compiled kernel, although many (such as myself, on a ‘tower’ workstation) don’t need it.

Thanks to dinosaur_ on the NVIDIA Forums, there is a solution for this:   https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1043346/linux/nvidia-driver-v410-73-fails-to-build-functional-modules/

NVIDIA really should fix this, as it is wrong to make the assumption that non-laptops need all the PM functionality..

Robert Gadsdon.   November 3, 2018.


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