Introduce the new NVIDIA 418-server and 440-server series, and update the current NVIDIA drivers

Bug #1881137 reported by Alberto Milone on 2020-05-28
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linux (Ubuntu)
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Bionic
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Alberto Milone
Focal
High
Alberto Milone
linux-restricted-modules (Ubuntu)
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Bionic
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Alberto Milone
Focal
High
Alberto Milone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-418-server (Ubuntu)
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Bionic
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Alberto Milone
Focal
High
Alberto Milone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-440 (Ubuntu)
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Alberto Milone
Bionic
High
Alberto Milone
Focal
High
Alberto Milone
nvidia-graphics-drivers-440-server (Ubuntu)
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Bionic
High
Alberto Milone
Focal
High
Alberto Milone
nvidia-settings (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

[Impact]
These releases provide both bug fixes and new features, and we would like to
make sure all of our users have access to these improvements.

See the changelog entry below for a full list of changes and bugs.

[Test Case]
The following development and SRU process was followed:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NVidiaUpdates

Certification test suite must pass on a range of hardware:
https://git.launchpad.net/plainbox-provider-sru/tree/units/sru.pxu

The QA team that executed the tests will be in charge of attaching the artifacts and console output of the appropriate run to the bug. nVidia maintainers team members will not mark ‘verification-done’ until this has happened.

[Regression Potential]
In order to mitigate the regression potential, the results of the
aforementioned system level tests are attached to this bug.

[Discussion]

440.82:
  * New upstream release:
    - Added a workaround for Steam Play title DOOM Eternal, which
      overrides application requested memory locations, to ensure
      performance-critical resources be placed in video memory.
    - Allow presenting from queue families which only expose
      VK_QUEUE_COMPUTE_BIT when using XCB in addition to Xlib
      surfaces.
    - Fixed a bug that caused render-offloaded applications to crash
      on exit.
    - Fixed a driver installation failure on Linux kernel 5.6 release
      candidates, where the NVIDIA kernel module failed to build with
      error "implicit declaration of function 'timespec_to_ns'".
    - Fixed a driver installation failure on Linux kernel 5.6 release
      candidates, where the NVIDIA kernel module failed to build with
      error "implicit declaration of function 'getrawmonotonic'".
    - Fixed a driver installation failure on Linux kernel 5.6 release
      candidates, where the NVIDIA kernel module failed to build with
      error "implicit declaration of function 'timespec_to_ns'".
    - Fixed a driver installation failure on Linux kernel 5.6 release
      candidates, where the NVIDIA kernel module failed to build with
      error "implicit declaration of function 'getrawmonotonic'".
    - Fixed a driver installation failure on Linux kernel 5.6 release
      candidates, where the NVIDIA kernel module failed to build with
      error "implicit declaration of function 'getnstimeofday'".
    - Fixed a driver installation failure on Linux kernel 5.6 release
      candidates, where the NVIDIA kernel module failed to build with
      error "dereferencing pointer to incomplete type 'struct
      timeval'".
    - Fixed a driver installation failure on Linux kernel 5.6 release
      candidates, where the NVIDIA kernel module failed to build with
      error "implicit declaration of function 'jiffies_to_timespec'".
    - Fixed driver installation failure on Linux kernel 5.6 release
      candidates, where the NVIDIA kernel module failed to build with
      error "passing argument 4 of 'proc_create_data' from
      incompatible pointer type".

440.64.00:
  * Initial release.

418.126.02
  * Initial release.

nvidia-settings (440.82):
  * New upstream release (LP: #1881137).

description: updated
description: updated

This bug is missing log files that will aid in diagnosing the problem. While running an Ubuntu kernel (not a mainline or third-party kernel) please enter the following command in a terminal window:

apport-collect 1881137

and then change the status of the bug to 'Confirmed'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Focal):
status: New → Incomplete
description: updated
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-440 (Ubuntu Bionic):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-440 (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Invalid
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-418-server (Ubuntu Bionic):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
importance: Undecided → High
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Focal):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
importance: Undecided → High
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Changed in linux-restricted-modules (Ubuntu Bionic):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in linux-restricted-modules (Ubuntu Focal):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-418-server (Ubuntu Focal):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-440 (Ubuntu Focal):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-440-server (Ubuntu Bionic):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-440-server (Ubuntu Focal):
assignee: nobody → Alberto Milone (albertomilone)
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-418-server (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
no longer affects: ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu)
no longer affects: ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu Focal)
no longer affects: ubuntu-drivers-common (Ubuntu Bionic)

Hello Alberto, or anyone else affected,

Accepted nvidia-settings into focal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-settings/440.82-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, what testing has been performed on the package and change the tag from verification-needed-focal to verification-done-focal. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-focal. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in nvidia-settings (Ubuntu Focal):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-focal
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

Hello Alberto, or anyone else affected,

Accepted nvidia-settings into bionic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-settings/440.82-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, what testing has been performed on the package and change the tag from verification-needed-bionic to verification-done-bionic. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-bionic. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in nvidia-settings (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed-bionic
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Focal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in linux-restricted-modules (Ubuntu Focal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in linux-restricted-modules (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Hello Alberto, or anyone else affected,

Accepted nvidia-graphics-drivers-418-server into focal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-418-server/418.152.00-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, what testing has been performed on the package and change the tag from verification-needed-focal to verification-done-focal. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-focal. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-418-server (Ubuntu Focal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-440-server (Ubuntu Focal):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

Hello Alberto, or anyone else affected,

Accepted nvidia-graphics-drivers-440-server into focal-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-440-server/440.95.01-0ubuntu0.20.04.1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, what testing has been performed on the package and change the tag from verification-needed-focal to verification-done-focal. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-focal. In either case, without details of your testing we will not be able to proceed.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance for helping!

N.B. The updated package will be released to -updates after the bug(s) fixed by this package have been verified and the package has been in -proposed for a minimum of 7 days.

Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2020-07-02
Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers-418-server (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
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