Linux: NVIDIA Driver 375.39 vs Kernel 4.10



  • I run Fedora on my primary desktop at home and just updated to kernel 4.10. NVIDIA's later driver has a bug that causes it to fail to compile with this kernel. Posting the workaround in case anyone else runs into this issue.

    Source: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/995429/failed-installed-nvidia-with-kernel-4-10/

    Extract the installer:

    sudo chmod +x ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.39.run
    ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.39.run -x
    

    CD into driver directory and download patch:

     cd ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-375.39
     wget https://pkgs.rpmfusion.org/cgit/nonfree/nvidia-kmod.git/plain/kernel_4.10.patch
    

    Apply patch:

     patch -p1 < kernel_4.10.patch
    

    Run the driver installer:

    sudo ./nvidia-installer
    

    Driver should install successfully!


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