Linux News Today: Nvidia 361.45.11 Graphics Driver Released for Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris Systems
Today, May 24, 2016, Nvidia released a new long-lived graphics drivers for Unix users, version 361.45.11, available now for GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems.
Nvidia 361.45.11 comes as an update to the previous long-lived release, version 361.42, bringing support for the Nvidia Quadro M5500 graphics card for notebooks, and adds a minimum requirement of Linux kernel 2.6.32 to nvidia-uvm.ko, the Nvidia Unified Virtual Memory kernel module, a change that also first introduced as part of the Nvidia 367.18 Beta build announced last week.
Users and package maintainers are being informed that if they attempt to compile the nvidia-uvm.ko kernel module on a Linux kernel older than 2.6.32, which reached end of life a couple of months ago, the result will be a stub kernel module that won’t provide them with any functionality. However, almost no GNU/Linux operating system on the market is using kernel packages that old.
Bug fixes, core libraries updates
Among other changes implemented by Nvidia in the new Nvidia 361.45.11 graphics driver, we can notice fixes for some of the most annoying issues reported by users since the Nvidia 361.42 release, such as the activation of the flipping mode on multi-monitor configurations, or a crash that occurred when the user attempted to run an application, which used the EGL_EXT_platform_device OpenGL extension, on multi-core system.
Other than that, the Nvidia 361.45.11 driver package, which you can download right now for 64-bit or 32-bit GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris operating systems via our website, includes a recent version of the libglvnd library, offering a better vendor-neutral dispatch layer. All users of Nvidia graphics cards are urged to update to the Nvidia 361.45.11 video driver as soon as possible, as this is now the recommended version for their Unix platforms.