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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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File Type: txt vdpau.nouveau.txt (3.9 KB, 4 views)
File Type: txt vdpau.nvidia.txt (3.6 KB, 3 views)
 
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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 these driver series (340.xxx) are no longer supported/maintained by nVidia since 2020-01-01 so they won't be updated any longer. 340.108 seems to work fine on Xorg 1.20.7.
https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answ...tail/a_id/3142

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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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