nvidia driver needs to support 4.7 & 4.8 kernels

Bug #1609305 reported by dino99 on 2016-08-03
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Trying to install the 4.7 kernel (canonical-kernel-team unstable ppa) with a nvidia-361 driver (yakkety default) fails to build.

This is due to a new variable name used both by nvidia & the kernel:
  http://rglinuxtech.com/?p=1750 (explanation)

Instead of following the tweaks explained above, a ready to use nvidia-367 driver works very well on my yakkety 64 bits installation with 4.6 & 4.7 kernels.
 ppa:mamarley/staging

So the easiest way for nvidia users is to use that 'mamarley' ppa (thanks for his job)

Maybe it could be pushed into the yakkety archive.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.10
Package: nvidia-361 (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.7.0-0.3-generic 4.7.0
Uname: Linux 4.7.0-0-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia_drm nvidia_modeset nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.3-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Wed Aug 3 11:15:15 2016
SourcePackage: nvidia-graphics-drivers-361
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

dino99 (9d9) wrote :
dino99 (9d9) wrote :
affects: nvidia-graphics-drivers-361 (Ubuntu) → nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu)
summary: - nvidia driver needs a patch to support 4.7 kernel
+ nvidia driver needs to support 4.7 & 4.8 kernels
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

These kernels are no more supported nowadays.

Changed in nvidia-graphics-drivers (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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