Nvidia 390.77 driver improves compatibility with the latest kernels


Nvidia has released a new version of its proprietary driver for Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris that adds compatibility with the latest Linux kernels and fixes various bugs.

Although it is not a major version, the release of the Nvidia graphics driver version 390.77 It brings with it compatibility with the latest Linux kernels, however, the company did not declare if this version can be compiled with the upcoming Linux kernel 4.18 or only with version 4.17 that was recently released.

In addition to improving compatibility with Linux kernels, the proprietary Nvidia 390.77 driver fixes a bug that caused the system to freeze when running Vulkan applications in full screen with rotation enabled.

For all supported platforms, Nvidia 390.77 also fixes a bug that caused the KDE graphical environment and the window manager to close when running OpenGL applications and removes the information messages printed by the module. nvidia-modeset.ko when video cards were released or deallocated.

Nvidia 390.77 is now the recommended version for everyone

Nvidia proprietary driver version 390.77 is now the Recommended version for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris users using Nvidia-supported cards. You can download Nvidia 390.77 for operating systems with 32-bit or 64-bit architecture, 32-bit ARM systems, and 32-bit or 64-bit FreeBSD and Solaris platforms from its official website.

For older Nvidia card users, Nvidia released the graphics driver last month. Nvidia Legacy 340.107 with support for X.Org 1.20, a script for nvidia-bug-report that can better check kern.log logs on Debian-based distributions, plus a fix for the occasional X server shutdown that occurs when X11 applications use the XRenderAddTraps () function.

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