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    Phoronix: NVIDIA 384.69 Linux Driver Released With A Few Fixes

    NVIDIA today released the 384.69 Linux driver as their latest release in the 384 "long-lived" series...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...9-Linux-Driver

  • #2
    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    and includes Quadro P4000 Max-Q support, an intermittent hang with Vulkan when using VK_KHR_display,
    So this new driver version introduces a bug? I'm guessing you missed to add "fix".

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    • #3
      Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

      So this new driver version introduces a bug? I'm guessing you missed to add "fix".
      That's a feature.

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      • #4
        I wish Nvidia would release a version of Cuda dev tools which work with the current stable releases of distros like Fedora.
        linux addict, got the scars, the grey beard and the t-shirt.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by speculatrix View Post
          I wish Nvidia would release a version of Cuda dev tools which work with the current stable releases of distros like Fedora.
          Fedora's life-cycle doesn't make things easy. New CUDA versions are generally released every year around fall and they are only compatible with the last year's major release of GCC at the time of testing, which by the way is welcomed, because that compiler is generally at a more mature bugfix update by then: think about the upcoming CUDA 9 and GCC 6.3/6.4. So basically CUDA is extensively tested on the Fedora release that ships with that version of GCC by default: Fedora 25 in this case. Problem is that Fedora 25 will basically reach EOL a few weeks after CUDA 9 will be released. This is happening each and evey year. People usually suggest me to switch to Ubuntu LTS or CentOS, but that's a heck of a big change for me just for being able to use the CUDA toolkit on a platform that is officially supported.

          EDIT: Also, on Ubuntu LTS and CentOS you generally won't get easy access to a reasonably updated version of GCC by default, which is a shame because many of us just can't wait to use new features from C++, which is evolving really fast. However, CUDA is usually backward compatible up to a specific version of GCC, and GCC is the one requirement you really need in most cases, so you can still compile it yourself from source on the distribution of your choice.
          Last edited by GdeR; 08-24-2017, 09:01 AM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by GdeR View Post

            Fedora's life-cycle doesn't make things easy. New CUDA versions are generally released every year around fall and they are only compatible with the last year's major release of GCC at the time of testing, which by the way is welcomed, because that compiler is generally at a more mature bugfix update by then: think about the upcoming CUDA 9 and GCC 6.3/6.4. So basically CUDA is extensively tested on the Fedora release that ships with that version of GCC by default: Fedora 25 in this case. Problem is that Fedora 25 will basically reach EOL a few weeks after CUDA 9 will be released. This is happening each and evey year. People usually suggest me to switch to Ubuntu LTS or CentOS, but that's a heck of a big change for me just for being able to use the newest CUDA toolkit on a platform that is officially supported.
            thanks for that explanation.

            I used Fedora on workstation at dayjob because that was mandated. I might see if I can switch to Ubuntu. I've been through several major releases of Fedora and I'm getting to the point where a fresh wipe/install is probably due anyway.

            linux addict, got the scars, the grey beard and the t-shirt.

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            • #7
              In this drivers wine 2.15 still works



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              • #8
                Ubuntu's a little screwy with nVidia drivers. I'm using 381.22 but only nvidia-settings packages apt-cache can find are 384.69 (newer) and 367.35 (older). It works fine with the newer one from graphics-drivers PPA but I'm not used to mixing packages from different versions like this. Guess I might as well try the newer driver now since there doesn't appear to be a 381.22 nvidia-settings.

                EDIT: Upgrade from 381.22 to 384.69 was painless using the Additional Drivers app and graphics-drivers PPA. Go ahead and call me lazy.
                $ inxi -CG
                CPU: Dual core Intel Core i7-6500U (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
                clock speeds: max: 3100 MHz 1: 399 MHz 2: 399 MHz 3: 910 MHz 4: 399 MHz
                Graphics: Card-1: Intel HD Graphics 520
                Card-2: NVIDIA GM108M [GeForce 940MX]
                Display Server: X.Org 1.19.3 drivers: modesetting,nvidia Resolution: 1366x768@60.00hz
                GLX Renderer: GeForce 940MX/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 384.69


                Last edited by InsideJob; 08-24-2017, 08:04 PM.

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