The issue is the same as it has always been with nVidia drivers. They are written to work up to a certain kernel version. When a new kernel is released the older nvidia driver packages will not work. It is that simple and it has always been this way.
So when nVidia users see a new kernel version and DON’T see new nvida software why do they keep trying to build something that everyone in Linux World knows will not work? When there is a new Linux kernel there has to be new nVida software. Every-time. Until that software is built in your Linux distribution your choices as an nVidia user are two.
- Use the previous kernel version that works with nVidia proprietary packages.
- Use the newer kernel with open-source (nouveau) driver.
The issue of how long it takes OpenMandriva to build new nVidia packages is a separate issue. It will not change until users bother to talk directly to developers about this. I do know that @Colin tries very hard to keep these up to date. But @Colin is not always available to do this, plus he can’t do this until nVidia the company makes the new software available, plus sometimes there are issues building new packages and it takes more time.
The link in my first post is a perfect opportunity for users to talk to developers about this.
Make some noise users.