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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Nvidia driver plus kernel info questions
Date: Sat, 02 May 2020 16:53:59
1 Howdy,
3 I mentioned in another thread that I was going to upgrade to a much
4 newer kernel.  I also have to make sure Nvidia supports that kernel. 
5 So, I went to the Nvidia site and did a search by model number.  This is
6 the output of lspci:
9 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK107 [GeForce GTX
10 650] (rev a1)
13 So, I did the manual thing, since this is Linux not windoze, and
14 selected the series and model.  According to the list it provided, I
15 should be using the drivers in the 440 slot.  I'm currently using the
16 390 slot since when I installed that card, that is what it showed.  I'm
17 almost 100% certain I checked this when installing this card.  My
18 question is, is it normal for nvidia to change the series of drivers for
19 cards like this?  Am I reading this wrong?  Link to Nvidia site.
23 I couldn't provide a link to the selected part since it doesn't seem to
24 provide one, java stuff I guess.  Next link I went too. 
28 According to that the 440 series supports the 5.6 series of kernel.  It
29 doesn't indicate a specific version tho.  Does that mean I can go to the
30 very latest version or do I need to look elsewhere to see what is
31 supported?  If it matters, I use gentoo-sources.  Currently on 4.19.40
32 and I'm showing gentoo-sources-5.6.7 as the latest available in the
33 tree.  Since I don't upgrade kernels much, may as well take a large
34 leap.  ;-)
36 Thanks much.  A little confused. 
38 Dale
40 :-)  :-)
42 P. S. Got my garden about half disced. Dry side about ready to plant and
43 wet side is lightly disced to help it dry out.  :-D