Nvidia has 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. It also 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.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht