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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject: False warning after upgrade of nvidia-drivers? Reply with quote

My video card is an older Nvidia GeForce GT 520. From the output of "lspci":

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01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF119 [GeForce GT 520] (rev a1)


I just updated nvidia-drivers (partly so I can run kernel 4.16.x) and received this message:

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* Messages for package x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-396.18-r1:

 * ***** WARNING *****
 *
 * You are currently installing a version of nvidia-drivers that is
 * known not to work with a video card you have installed on your
 * system. If this is intentional, please ignore this. If it is not
 * please perform the following steps:
 *
 * Add the following mask entry to /etc/portage/package.mask by
 * echo ">=x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-391.0.0" > /etc/portage/package.mask/nvidia-drivers
 *
 * Failure to perform the steps above could result in a non-working
 * X setup.
 *
 * For more information please read:
 * http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_32667.html


This is confusing because according to the nvidia.com description, driver version 396.18 *does* support this card: http://www.nvidia.com/download/driverResults.aspx/133571/en-us. I checked the ebuild file which led me to the file /usr/portage/eclass/nvidia-driver.eclass. That file gets its data from a different source, http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/396.18/README/supportedchips.html. That second source indicates that the prior link is more accurate. I have not yet rebooted to load the new kernel and nvidia-drivers version.

Should I expect the driver to fail for this card despite being listed on nvidia.com's download page as supported?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In nvidia site suggest 390.48 for your card
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 2:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the same warning trying to upgrade to 396.18 on a GTX 970, and just ignored it and installed it anyway - no problems so far.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fedeliallalinea wrote:
In nvidia site suggest 390.48 for your card


It could be because 396.xx is still the beta-release while 390.48 is the latest stable :)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Juippisi wrote:
fedeliallalinea wrote:
In nvidia site suggest 390.48 for your card


It could be because 396.xx is still the beta-release while 390.48 is the latest stable :)

Ah ok thanks for clarification, I thinking that 369.xx was stable for nvidia
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fedeliallalinea wrote:
Juippisi wrote:
fedeliallalinea wrote:
In nvidia site suggest 390.48 for your card


It could be because 396.xx is still the beta-release while 390.48 is the latest stable :)

Ah ok thanks for clarification, I thinking that 369.xx was stable for nvidia
The best and most reliable source for you to look up whether your chip is supported or not, is the included <version>/README/supportedchips.html.

Please also see bug 653022 (x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-396.18 should support GTX 480 according to [URL] but the driver does not support device).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fedeliallalinea wrote:
Juippisi wrote:
fedeliallalinea wrote:
In nvidia site suggest 390.48 for your card


It could be because 396.xx is still the beta-release while 390.48 is the latest stable :)

Ah ok thanks for clarification, I thinking that 369.xx was stable for nvidia
I saw that as well. I looked at the NV site and my card is supported. I think there is a logic flaw in the ebuild but I haven't had time to correct
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/1032650/linux/unix-graphics-feature-deprecation-schedule/

If the output of lspci contains Gfxxx in the identification of the card it is a Fermi based card and is not supported.
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