Nvidia 390.77 Linux Graphics Driver Improves Compatibility with Latest Kernels

Nvidia released a new version of its long-lived proprietary display driver for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems to add compatibility with recent Linux kernels and fix various bugs.

While not a major release, the Nvidia 390.77 proprietary graphics driver brings better compatibility with the latest Linux kernels. However, Nvidia didn’t mention if it’s now possible to compile its proprietary display drivers with the upcoming Linux 4.18 kernel series or just with the recent Linux 4.17 point releases.

In addition to improving compatibility with recent Linux kernels, the Nvidia 390.77 proprietary display driver for Linux-based operating systems addresses a random hang issue that could occur for some users when running Vulkan apps in full-screen mode and flipping was allowed.

For all supported platforms, the Nvidia proprietary graphics driver also fixes a bug that might have caused KDE desktop environment’s KWin window and composite manager to crash when launching… (read more)

Source: Softpedia