4.15-rc1 patches for 384.98 and 340.104

384.98 patch: https://gist.github.com/MilhouseVH/69e427b0260205babbfce40df0d0bf8c
340.104 patch: https://gist.github.com/MilhouseVH/474d1f5f881d79e6ea6c5fa1e99ba8f3

The 384.98 patch includes a (hopefully temporary) modification of the nvidia licence which might make distribution of any resulting work an issue.

Tested and working in LibreELEC (384.98 with GTX 950 and 340.104 with ION2).

Thanks for the patch for 384.97.

But, patched driver has failed to install.

Here is the log;

/tmp/selfgz6986/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.98-custom/kernel/nvidia/nv_uvm_interface.o /tmp/selfgz6986/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.98-custom/kernel/nvidia/nvlink_linux.o
LD [M] /tmp/selfgz6986/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.98-custom/kernel/nvidia.o
make[3]: warning: Clock skew detected. Your build may be incomplete.
Building modules, stage 2.
make[3]: Warning: File ‘include/config/auto.conf’ has modification time 27078 s in the future
MODPOST 1 modules
FATAL: modpost: GPL-incompatible module nvidia.ko uses GPL-only symbol ‘sme_active’
make[3]: *** [/usr/src/linux-4.15.0-rc1-1.1/scripts/Makefile.modpost:95: __modpost] Error 1
make[3]: Target ‘_modpost’ not remade because of errors.
make[3]: warning: Clock skew detected. Your build may be incomplete.
make[2]: *** [/usr/src/linux-4.15.0-rc1-1.1/Makefile:1511: modules] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory ‘/usr/src/linux-4.15.0-rc1-1.1-obj/x86_64/default’
make[1]: *** [Makefile:146: sub-make] Error 2
make[1]: Target ‘modules’ not remade because of errors.
make[1]: Leaving directory ‘/usr/src/linux-4.15.0-rc1-1.1’
make: *** [Makefile:81: modules] Error 2
ERROR: The nvidia kernel module was not created.
ERROR: Installation has failed.



Seemingly you haven’t applied the patch which changes the driver license.

Seemingly you haven’t applied the patch which changes the driver license.

I’ll wait until becoming free from the license problem.


I’ve noticed that 4.15-rc1 with 340.104/ION2/Atom D525 will reboot the kernel when resuming from suspend, and then boot successfully.

4.15-rc1 and a Skylake i915/i5 NUC is also unable to resume from suspend - I haven’t investigated but it goes into a continuous reboot loop so the kernel is most likely panicking.

It might be s a general issue/bug with 4.15-rc1 and power management, one that will hopefully be fixed in 4.15-rc2 or a later rc.

4.14.2 on both 340.104/ION2/Atom and the i915/i5 Skylake NUC resumes from suspend without a problem.

Just mentioning it here as I don’t think this is a GPU driver-related suspend/resume issue.

Resume issues discussed on lkml.org: https://lkml.org/lkml/2017/12/4/988

Hopefully fixed in 4.15-rc3.

The resume issue is now fixed in 4.15-rc3.


I just tested your patch for NVIDIA driver 340.104 with Linux Kernel 4.15-rc5-git-5aa90a8 and it works well. Great work!

Your patch had to be combined with previous patches to be fully functional and produce the two kernel modules “nvidia” and “nvidia_uvm”.

The full patch on the attached image indicates your patch highlighted in yellow. https://imgur.com/a/gJlTp

Link to pastebin for full working patch: https://pastebin.com/raw/fVJVvQy7

Patch nv_patch_340.104_linux_kernel_4.15 is also attached to this post in a zip file.

Thank you!


Eugene J. Markow

nv_patch_340.104_linux_kernel_4.15.zip (1.24 KB)

Yes it’s incremental, which is to say you apply it on top of the 4.14 patch which you can find here: 4.14.patch.