System76 Has Been Collaborating With NVIDIA Over Linux Driver Fixes
Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 28 December 2016 at 06:47 AM EST. 21 Comments
For helping not only their Ubuntu laptop customers but all NVIDIA Linux users, System76 has recently been working with the green GPU firm over getting more fixes into their proprietary driver.

Engineers at System76, the manufacturer of laptops and desktops with Ubuntu pre-loaded, have been communicating with NVIDIA's Unix/Linux engineers to address some bugs annoying their customers. Within the recent NVIDIA 375.26 stable update it includes the fixes for the screen backlight not being restored after entering idle and the driver not detecting power source changes (i.e. battery vs. AC power switch). There's also a bug for the screen backlight brightness not adjusting properly, which should make it out into a public driver soon.

Great to see more companies working to improve the usability of the Linux graphics drivers overall, open-source or not. System76 is planning to work with NVIDIA moving forward to hopefully squash more Linux driver bugs. The company will be blogging more about their collaboration with NVIDIA next week on the System76 blog.
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