Kernel 4.11 ‘final’ has been delayed for a week, and -rc8 has been released.. 4.11-patched VMware 12.5.5 is OK, but there is still only a ‘Bad’ (illegal licence modification) patch for the latest NVIDIA driver.. (see https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1002820/linux/-patch-381-09-kernel-4-11-rc5/ )
But, if you have an older card, there is a valid patch for driver 340.102 – which does not include the controversially-licensed code..
I can confirm that this compiles OK with Kernel 4.11-rc8, but cannot test any further, as it does not support my – fairly new – card.
Robert Gadsdon. April 23, 2017.