To those of you who have nVidia hardware there are revised drivers in the cooker non-free repository.
A new naming scheme has been adopted for these drivers.
There are two versions of the current drivers
The 390 series supports “Legacy” cards back as far as the GTX-480.
The 440 series supports from the GeForce GT 640.
For full lists of supported GPU’s see the included README docs.
The installation of these drivers should be automatic to a greater or lesser extent. The modesetting driver is now enabled.
Installing the X driver “should” pull in the nvidia dkms module.
If it does not then first install
dkms-nvidia-<version> once the module is built install the xdriver.
/boot/grub2/grub.cfg will be rebuilt with the following options (these are modified in the
You will need to reboot to enable the nvidia kernel modules.
As a side note it is now possible to boot the machine without the xdriver installed as modesetting reverts to vesa in the absence or non-detection of the driver
I have tested the nvidia-390 build and I am using it now while writing this post.
I have been unable to test the newer driver as I don’t have the necessary hardware so if somebody could test it and give feedback this would be most helpful.
Better still if someone has a redundant later graphics card that requires the 440 driver that they would like to donate…
Please give feedback
I will make these drivers available in LX4.1 as soon as I have some feedback.