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Old 12-23-2019, 04:54 PM   #361
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340.108

Merry Christmas from Nvidia!

They have released an updated driver for the 340.xxx legacy series.
Check the supported products list to see if your card is included. It is a long list of older GPUs.

https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driv...x/156163/en-us

The release highlights,
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Updated the nvidia-drm kernel module for compatibility with the removal of the DRIVER_PRIME flag in recent Linux kernel versions.
Updated nvidia-bug-report.sh to search the systemd journal for gdm-x-session logs.
Fixed a bug that could prevent nvidia-xconfig from disabling the X Composite extension on version 1.20 of the X.org X server.
Added support to nvidia-installer for systems which provide ncurses libraries supporting the ncurses widechar ABI only.
Updated nvidia-installer to avoid problems with commands whose proper functionality may be dependent on system localization (e.g. via the LANG environment variable.) For example, some kernel configurations may produce unusable kernel modules if LANG is set to a language other than English.
Updated nvidia-installer for better compatibility with ncurses when libncurses.so.6 exposes the ncurses reentrant ABI, such as on openSUSE Leap 15 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 15.
Fixed a build failure, "too many arguments to function 'get_user_pages'", when building the NVIDIA kernel module for Linux kernel v4.4.168.
Fixed a build failure, "implicit declaration of function do_gettimeofday", when building the NVIDIA kernel module for Linux kernel 5.0 release candidates.

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Old 01-06-2020, 02:55 AM   #362
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I've got a card which can run both 390 and 340 legacy drivers.
Legacy 390 doesn't work properly on my BIOS board. Maybe it's just designed for EFI framebuffer or something. While X driver works, framebuffer driver does not.
It seems intentionally denied, because ctrl+alt+F1 forces monitor into power saving mode; so uninstalling the 390 driver makes the system headless.

Legacy 340 does not do that, (since it doesn't ship framebuffer driver, switching from X to vesafb (and back) works perfectly fine on this branch).

Nouveau also works fine here, switches from X to nouveaufb and back, no problem.

My only reason to even run legacy driver is vdpau decoding TBH, if that thing worked properly on free drivers I'd have no reason to install the binary.
Here I will attach vdpau info from both drivers, so that the capability mismatch may be more obvious for everyone.
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Old 01-13-2020, 11:56 PM   #363
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340.108

Merry Christmas from Nvidia!

They have released an updated driver for the 340.xxx legacy series.
Check the supported products list to see if your card is included. It is a long list of older GPUs.

https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driv...x/156163/en-us

The release highlights,
Who can we beg to update the SlackBuild to 108 since it is now "unmaintained"?
 
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:31 AM   #364
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340.108

Merry Christmas from Nvidia!

They have released an updated driver for the 340.xxx legacy series.
Check the supported products list to see if your card is included. It is a long list of older GPUs.
Wow... I thought the older cards like my Geforce N210 would never be getting updates.

Thanks for the heads-up.
 
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Old 01-14-2020, 12:35 AM   #365
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Wow... I thought the older cards like my Geforce N210 would never be getting updates.

Thanks for the heads-up.
O/T

Spotted your "location". I grew up in Chicago Heights. 197th and Halsted
 
Old 01-14-2020, 11:45 AM   #366
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Who can we beg to update the SlackBuild to 108 since it is now "unmaintained"?
I have local updated copies of the nvidia-legacy340.SlackBuilds that work on -current but I haven't tested them on -stable. I'm still running kernel 4.19.y so I don't know if the kernel modules will build on kernel 5.4.y.

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I have submitted my updated scripts to SlackBuilds.org. Please note that this driver series (340.xxx) are no longer supported/maintained by nVidia since 2019-12-31, so they won't be updated any longer. 340.108 driver seems to work fine on X.Org 1.20.7.
https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answ...tail/a_id/3142

My updated SlackBuild-scripts are now up on SlackBuilds.org. Can somebody please test if the nvidia-legacy340-kernel.SlackBuild-script will build on -stable running kernel 4.4.y without the kernel-4.4.168.patch?

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Old 01-14-2020, 01:25 PM   #367
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I have submitted my updated scripts to SlackBuilds.org. Please note that these drivers (340.xxx) became unmaintained by nVidia on 2019-12-31 so they won't be updated any longer.
Thank You! and understood.
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 12:06 PM   #368
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For those of you not on the SBo mail list:
Mats reminded me of an Nvidia post from 2018 for Nvidia driver
end-of-life schedule:

https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answ...tail/a_id/3142

In summary:

nvidia-legacy304 304.137 EOL 2017 no further updates
nvidia-legacy340 340.108 EOL 2019 no further updates
nvidia-legacy390 390.129 EOL 2022 released

nvidia-legacy304 is UNMAINTAINED. I will treat bug reports as
"Deprecated; won't fix".

nvidia-legacy340 is also UNMAINTAINED
I will attempt updates as time permits with SBo community assistance until December 31, 2019.
Nvidia did release legacy driver version 340.108 on 2019-12-23 that's supposed to fix build issues on recent kernels, so I have sent updated scripts to SlackBuilds.org but I need help to test them on -stable.

Mats

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Old 01-18-2020, 12:32 PM   #369
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Nvidia did release legacy driver version 340.108 on 2019-12-23 that's supposed to fix build issues on recent kernels, so I have sent updated scripts to SlackBuilds.org but I need help to test them on -stable.

Mats
I'm on it.
 
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Old 01-18-2020, 02:06 PM   #370
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O/T

Spotted your "location". I grew up in Chicago Heights. 197th and Halsted
I went to Jefferson and Washington Jr High. Small world.
 
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I need help to test them on -stable.

Mats
Working good here so far! Thanks again!

I was having issues with 340.107 where the drivers would crash right when I clicked on OpenGL/GLX Information, but it is working good now.


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I went to Jefferson and Washington Jr High. Small world.
LOL, I lived too far north, I had to go to Brookwood middle and Jr in Glenwood, but went to Bloom High.
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Old 01-18-2020, 05:00 PM   #372
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I went to Jefferson and Washington Jr High. Small world.
Heh, Dundee-Crown High School, here. I was out in the nothwest boonies.
 
Old 01-19-2020, 08:33 AM   #373
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Working well here so far! Thanks again!
I was having issues with 340.107 where the drivers would crash right when I clicked on OpenGL/GLX Information, but it is working well now.
Sweet, I've yet to test these drivers running kernel 5.4.y under -current but the kernel modules build fine running kernel 4.19.y. N.B. If you are running -current you will have to remove/blacklist libglvnd and blacklist/recompile mesa without libglvnd support since 340.108 driver doesn't support libglvnd. Otherwise, the X-server will crash on startup.

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Old 01-19-2020, 03:26 PM   #374
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Sweet, I've yet to test these drivers running kernel 5.4.y under -current but the kernel modules build fine running kernel 4.19.y. N.B. If you are running -current you will have to remove/blacklist libglvnd and recompile mesa without libglvnd support since 340.108 doesn't support libglvnd. Otherwise, the X-server will crash on startup.
Well, I guess that means I am going to have to either upgrade my graphics card (really needed since this one is noisy as hell) or use and pray that the nouveau drivers get better at handling my card.

It's a really cheap EVGA card and I only have/use it because of the HDMI and lack thereof on my PC.

So in the near future I suppose that I am going to cling to 14.2 as long as I can/need.

Thanks again.
 
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Well, I guess that means I am going to have to either upgrade my graphics card (really needed since this one is noisy as hell) or use and pray that the nouveau drivers get better at handling my card.
It's a really cheap EVGA card and I only have/use it because of the HDMI and lack thereof on my PC.
So in the near future, I suppose that I am going to cling to 14.2 as long as I can/need.
Thanks again.
Once X.Org xserver hits version 1.21 users of legacy nVidia GeForce 8/9xxx cards/chipsets would have to use mesa/nouveau or stick with X.Org 1.20.
 
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