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NVIDIA's blob does NOT even support Linux 3.11, damn!
Exactly NVIDIA doesn't even have official support for 3.11 kernel. There is an unnofficial patch but Aaron Platner says it's not good and can cause problems.
My understanding is that the 173.14.* driver can use get_num_physpages() for what it needed num_physpages for, but that this is not correct for one of the two places it is used in more modern drivers, which is why the simple patch hasn't been applied. Our kernel guru is working on a more correct fix.
NVIDIA Linux Graphics
Posted 10/01/2013 09:00 PM
Please don't use the patch linked from the first post in this thread. At the very least, it should use "get_num_physpages()" rather than "get_num_physpages" (note the parentheses) because the latter uses the address of the get_num_physpages function as if it were the number it's supposed to return, which is definitely wrong.
As I mentioned in a different post, just replacing num_physpages with get_num_physpages() isn't quite right for one of the two places NV_NUM_PHYSPAGES is used, so please uses patches that just replace one with the other at your own risk. We're working on a proper solution for Linux 3.11.
NVIDIA Linux Graphics
Posted 10/07/2013 02:51 AM
I am VERY impressed... After having a Radeon HD4850 which was always used under the free radeon driver, I had to use Catalyst upon a change of graphic card (bought a HD 7870). I must say that I haven't had an horrendous experience with Catalyst with this card but there were those minor problems that annoy you A LOT (e.g. Source games lags), so I switched to the open source radeonsi driver. I hope all those nasty bugs get solved too but I think I will not be returning to Catalyst except where absolutely necessary (I currently have a dual boot to another Kubuntu system with Catalyst so that I can use the games that don't work well currently).
Because if the developers get something wrong they want to be able to fix their mistake. Also they dont want 'abandonware' in the kernel where a third party writes something once, then never re-visits it.