NVIDIA – New Driver – OK with 4.8..

NVIDIA have release driver version 370.28, and it compiles OK with Kernel 4.8, without any patches..   Tested with 4.8-rc5: ………………….. Building modules, stage 2. MODPOST 4 modules CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-drm.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-drm.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-modeset.mod.o LD [M] /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-modeset.ko CC /home/rgadsdon/kernel/rgtest_kernel-sept2016/kernel/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-370.28/kernel/nvidia-uvm.mod.o LD … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Driver for Kernel 4.7.. Patch for 4.8 Still Works

NVIDIA have released their latest driver – 370.23 – which (finally!) works with Kernel 4.7, without any patches.. The driver fails to compile with Kernel 4.8, but the previous 367.35 patch fixes this (See article here: http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1788). Tested with 4.8-rc2: … Continue reading

NVIDIA – New Beta 361.18 – OK with Plasma/KDE5..

Just installed the latest NVIDIA beta driver – 361.18 – and it is now OK with Plasma and KDE5.. Release notes and download link here:   http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/97474/en-us Notes include: ”Fixed a bug in the EGL driver where a mutex was unlocked … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Beta Driver 361.16 Breaks Plasma/KDE5..

Updated the tests system to the latest ‘beta’ driver 361.16, and this broke Plasma/KDE5..    This driver is supposed to introduce the ‘vendor neutral’ libglvnd option: $ ll /usr/lib64/libGLX* lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Jan 7 10:17 /usr/lib64/libGLX_indirect.so.0 -> libGLX_nvidia.so.361.16 lrwxrwxrwx … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Incompatible with Fedora 23 Xorg – and a Workaround..

Just updated to Fedora 23, and the NVIDIA driver would not load/run.. (tested with the latest – 358.09 and 352.55) ================ WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING ================ This server has a video driver ABI version of 20.0 that this driver does … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.2.1 – Still Breaks NVIDIA?

Tried the ‘release candidate’ version of Kernel 4.2.1 (via patch, at https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/stable-review), and the GPL_only issue with NVIDIA drivers is still there…      Exactly why we have to wait for Kernel 4.3 for this to be fixed is a mystery, as … Continue reading

NVIDIA – Patch for Kernel 4.3-rc1 Compile Error..

Thanks to juston_li on the NVIDIA forums, there is now a patch to fix the compile error with Kernel 4.3-rc1. Details – and the patch – can be found here:   https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/877365/linux/355-11-linux-4-3-rc1-build-error/ I have applied this, and the NVIDIA driver now … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.3-rc1 – Breaks NVIDIA and VMware..

Updated the test system to Kernel 4.3-rc1.. $ uname -a Linux rg6830l 4.3.0-rc1 #1 SMP Sat Sep 12 19:15:35 PDT 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Brief details of changes are here:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1509.1/03200.html The NVIDIA gpl_only issue has been fixed in … Continue reading

Kernel – 4.2-rc8 – One More Last -rc After All…

Kernel 4.2-rc8 has been released, but does not include the ‘GPL-only’ patch for NVIDIA:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1508.3/00008.html FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol ‘flush_workqueue’ A patch was proposed (for -rc5..) but has still not been incorporated:  http://lkml.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/1508.2/02297.html Details of the … Continue reading