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    Phoronix: NVIDIA Legacy Linux Drivers Updated With Newer Kernel Support

    NVIDIA has issued new releases of its two legacy drivers for Linux...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...Linux-Sep-2017

  • #2
    Newer kernel support.

    But what about Wayland support or neutral vendor GL support?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DebianLinuxero View Post
      But what about Wayland support or neutral vendor GL support?
      These drivers are called *legacy* for a reason. They don't get new features.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by DebianLinuxero View Post
        Newer kernel support.

        But what about Wayland support or neutral vendor GL support?
        If Nvidia was still actively updating these drives with new features like that they wouldn't be "legacy" drivers in the first place...
        "Why should I want to make anything up? Life's bad enough as it is without wanting to invent any more of it."

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        • #5
          So does this one actually work with 32 bit systems?

          See:

          http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=132201

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          • #6
            Originally posted by smallmj View Post
            So does this one actually work with 32 bit systems?
            NVIDIA site states Linux 64-bit, so probably no.
            http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...x/123703/en-us
            http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...x/123709/en-us

            The driver contains pre-compiled parts, if it was compiled for x86_64 (64-bit) there is no way in hell that you can run it on a 32-bit system.

            Other proprietary drivers have similar issues (some broadcom wifi drivers that can't be used on ARM as they are available only in x86 and x86_64 architectures).

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            • #7
              Originally posted by smallmj View Post
              So does this one actually work with 32 bit systems?
              32-bit is actually dying out at this point. Place it next to your agp card. x86_64 debuted in 2000, almost two decades ago.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
                NVIDIA site states Linux 64-bit, so probably no.
                http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...x/123703/en-us
                http://www.nvidia.com/download/drive...x/123709/en-us

                The driver contains pre-compiled parts, if it was compiled for x86_64 (64-bit) there is no way in hell that you can run it on a 32-bit system.
                The forum posts have links to 32bit versions:

                https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1024133
                https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1024134

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Gusar View Post
                  Good, thanks.

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