November 26, 2020, 7:20pm
Will Nvidia 418 ever be compatible with Linux 5.9 kernel? I ask because at the moment I am limited to Linux58 on my Lenove (W530) Laptop. Only other alternative is to run the Intel Graphics chain.Not that its a Big Deal per se.
November 26, 2020, 8:40pm
It won’t. 418xx series is discontinued. We even may drop it from our distro at some point. We have to see.
It becomes harder and harder to support the older and legacy Nvidia drivers for upcoming kernel series. Starting with 5.9 kernel series, only 450 and 455 are supported by this kernel. Older drivers simply don’t compile anymore. Out of the two, only 455 supports CUDA. If we look at Arch, they already dropped the legacy drivers completely.
We would go back to a rolling driver update, and only offer the latest Nvidia driver. This might bring back the known issues, that some graphic cards …
November 27, 2020, 3:36pm
Oh well ,best make the best of it while it lasts then! Thanks for the info folks.
December 12, 2020, 3:36pm
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