Nvidia propritary driver currently not fully compatible with latest kernel

2020-10-21 - Sven-Hendrik Haase

nvidia is currently partially incompatible with linux >= 5.9 [1] [2]. While graphics should work fine, CUDA, OpenCL, and likely other features are broken. Users who’ve already upgraded and need those features are advised to switch to the linux-lts kernel for the time being until a fix for nvidia is available.

Nvidia say it can be that till mid of november.

But for just using the driver for normal use it will work just fine!

only stuff like CUDA, OpenCL, and likely other features are broken.

see here:

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I just updated to 5.9 kernel on my Nvidia GTX 1060 using dkms. No issues under normal use. Boots fine … runs fine. I’m not gaming …

Just Endeavouring! :laughing:

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The same on MSi Gtx 750 Ti
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It’s only

Systems will boot,

but various “advanced” things like

So yes, you’ll be able to boot but not use some specific functionality.

If you need this stuff then

:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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I’m going to let it roll.

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yea thanks for the explanation of my explanation :rofl: :curly_loop:

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