Why nvidia drivers sometimes don’t build when new kernel is introduced.

nvidia driver releases are designed to work up to a specific kernel version and often need to be patched to work with later kernel versions. Be aware that nVidia is closed source so these patches are mostly provided by nVidia or other kernel hackers. Whatever the source of the patches they are not usually available until after a new kernel is released. It is therefore inevitable that in some instances there will be a delay between the time when a new kernel is released by OpenMandriva and when a new nVidia driver package can be made available.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.openmandriva.org/en/news/article/why-nvidia-drivers-sometimes-don-t-build-when-new-kernel-is-introduced
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