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Kernel 5.15.137 and NVIDIA SFS compiled

November 07, 2023 — BarryK

Linux kernel 5.15.137 compiled, as well as NVIDIA kernel modules and a NVIDIA SFS created with modules, X11 driver and GL libraries. Source packages, patches and build scripts are here:

Forum member don570 paved the way with getting the official NVIDIA driver working in EasyOS:

I configured so that the NVIDIA executables and libraries are installed into /opt. Not sure if this is a good idea or not. Hmmm, might rethink that and recompile with everything installed into /usr

When you update, if the kernel version has changed there will also be a matching NVIDIA SFS, that can be downloaded. The handling of this is a work-in-progress right now, but I think this can be done automatically in the "update" operation.

What the update could do, is see if the nouveau or nvidia kernel module already loaded; if so then offer to download the latest nvidia SFS.

Note, the nvidia SFS is named 'nvidia_<kernel version>-<nvidia version>_amd64.sfs', for example 'nvidia_5.15.137-525.147.06_amd64.sfs'.

Intending to have this all sorted out for the next release of EasyOS, 5.6.1.      

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