Whoopee, new nVidia proprietary driver to test!


  • OpenMandriva Lx version:
    Lx 3 any but fully updated.

  • Desktop environment (KDE, LXQT…):
    Any that work.

  • Description of the issue (screenshots if relevant):

  • Relevant informations (hardware involved, software version, logs or output…):
    Full Disclosure: I don’t myself have nVidia hardware. This post is for community use.

You can find new OpenMandriva version of nVidia Current to test here.
Kindly provided by Colin Close here. If any of Y’all need this for other nVidia versions ask here and I’ll see that Colin and developers know. I would suggest to post feedback here as well. Or in Italian forum here. Just be aware we don’t have many Italian speaking developers…

Not this time, yet,

Building module:
cleaning build area...
'make' CC=gcc CXX=g++ SYSSRC=/lib/modules/4.11.3-desktop-2omv/build modules -j8..................(bad exit status: 2)
Error! Bad return status for module build on kernel: 4.11.3-desktop-2omv (x86_64)
Consult /var/lib/dkms/nvidia-current/378.13-2/build/make.log for more information.

Maybe the nvidia make.log can be of help (I had to add suffix txt to be able to attach).


make.log.txt (452,7 KB)

Just talked to Colin and he found a patch removed which should have been added instead. New packages to come perhaps tomorrow.

Looking forward tomorrow!

Please test new nVidia-current 378.12.3

Sorry Colin,

Can’t test nVidia-Current.
Mine nVidia Quadro FX4600 is supported by 340.102.
DKMS build the kernel module see:

System:    Host: Lx3.BlueWorld Kernel: 4.11.3-desktop-2omv x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 6.3.1)
           Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.9.5 (Qt 5.8.0) Distro: OpenMandrivaLinux 3.0 Einsteinium
Machine:   Mobo: MSI model: P67A-G45 (MS-7673) v: 2.0 Bios: American Megatrends v: V5.4 date: 01/09/2013
CPU:       Quad core Intel Core i7-2600 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 8192 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27200
           clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 2516 MHz 2: 3028 MHz 3: 1756 MHz 4: 3596 MHz 5: 3795 MHz 6: 3477 MHz
           7: 1599 MHz 8: 1600 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA G80GL [Quadro FX 4600] bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: OpenMandriva X.org 119.3 driver: nvidia
           Resolution: 1680x1050@59.88hz, 1280x1024@76.25hz
           GLX Renderer: Quadro FX 4600/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.102 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.11.3-desktop-2omv
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 07:00.0
           IF: enp7s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (50.7% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3320418AS size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 9.3G (50%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 266G used: 135G (51%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.59GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 0.0:56C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 265 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 1648.6/32126.3MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 6.3.1
           Client: Shell (bash 4.4.111) inxi: 2.2.27

Thank you Maurrice. I will attempt to patch our rpm that supports your card and so provide a package from the non-free repo.

nvidia340 now building on ABF shoule be ready in half-an-hour.

Thanks Colin,

When the rpms are available, I will test them.
For the moment I don’t see them CET 19:05:

Maurice they will be in the non-free testing repo you will need to enable this before you will see them.

Colin he is looking in the non-free-testing repo and the 340 drivers are not there at this time.

Ok Ben,
I’ll check it out maybe if failed to build properly for aome reason. Blacky reports nvidia-current is working.

OK. Does the new driver work with XFdrake?

Not directly. The nouveau dreiver is in the initrd you need to add rd.driver.blacklist=nouveau to the grub2 bootline. See my mail to you and Cristina.

I’ll try and build this into the rpm at some point but for the time being we could just put wjhat needs to be done in the release notes.

nvidia304 is stuck for some reason I’ll start it agaiin.

Yikes! XFdrake really should be working. But if we can’t we need a step by step ‘HOW TO INSTALL nVidia driver’ for dummies in Release Notes as a workaround. Using nvida-xconfig used to work in lieu of XFdrake when I had nVidia hardware.

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Blacky couldn’t run it with the blacklist line. I don’t know whether I can fix xfdrake but I night be able to do a fix via the post-install script in the rpm.

I don’t know if this is still true but it used to be that after installing all needed nvidia and dkms packages that ‘nvidia-xconfig’ did everything needed. ie. create ‘xorg.conf’, run ‘modprobe nvidia-whatever’ and blacklisted whatever it thought needed blacklisting. Isn’t that still the case?

Edit: Procedure was to install all packages, run ‘nvidia-xconfig’ and reboot. And yes I mean doing this with Mandriva built (at the time) packages.

Edit: Discovered this because ‘nvidia-xconfig’ created a different ‘xorg.conf’ file than XFdrake which worked better on my hardware.