[Slackbuilds-users] Latest Nvidia driver 384.59

Lenard Spencer lspencer31 at cfl.rr.com
Tue Aug 8 02:05:22 UTC 2017

I guess this message should be directed to Ed since he maintains the 
nvidia-driver and nvidia-kernel packages.

As you all may know, the latest Nvidia long-term driver 384.59 was 
released a couple of weeks ago.  Since I was out of town all last week, 
today was the first chance I got to play with it.  I have found that 
there are two lines in nvidia-driver.SlackBuild that apparently not 
needed.  Here's the patch I came up with:


--- nvidia-driver.SlackBuild.orig    2017-08-06 20:56:53.000000000 -0400
+++ nvidia-driver.SlackBuild    2017-08-07 16:40:16.581511628 -0400
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
  # see changelog.txt


@@ -313,11 +313,7 @@
     cd -

-install -m 644 nvidia.icd $PKG/etc/OpenCL/vendors/
-install -m 644 nvidia_icd.json $PKG/etc/vulkan/icd.d/
-# Remove xorg conf file since we take care of that in nvidia-driver
+# Remove xorg conf file since we take care of that in nvidia-kernel
  rm -rf $PKG/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d

  cat <<EOF > $PKG/var/log/nvidia/README.txt

The #ICDs section apparently is not needed as these two files get 
written when nvidia-driver is installed. (At least I haven't gotten it 
to fail on either stable or current.)

As a side note, the GLVND=no parameter seems to be broken ATM.

Hope this helps

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