Geforce 378.13 driver incompatible with Ubuntu 16.04.02

This is a very big problem with Ubuntu support. The update from Ubuntu 16.04.01 to .02 invalidated the 378.13 driver for anyone who does a fresh download and install of Ubuntu. That means none of these cards can be used on Ubuntu 16.04.02 which is the only workstation distribution available:
GeForce 10 Series
NVIDIA TITAN X (Pascal), GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050
GeForce 10 Series (Notebooks)
GeForce GTX 1080, GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1060, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1050
GeForce 900 Series
GeForce GTX TITAN X, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 970, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 950
GeForce 900M Series (Notebooks)
GeForce GTX 980, GeForce GTX 980M, GeForce GTX 970M, GeForce GTX 965M, GeForce GTX 960M, GeForce GTX 950M, GeForce 945M, GeForce 940MX, GeForce 930MX, GeForce 920MX, GeForce 940M, GeForce 930M, GeForce 920M, GeForce 910M
GeForce 800M Series (Notebooks)
GeForce GTX 880M, GeForce GTX 870M, GeForce GTX 860M, GeForce GTX 850M, GeForce 845M, GeForce 840M, GeForce 830M, GeForce 825M, GeForce 820M, GeForce 810M, GeForce 800M
GeForce 700 Series
… etc.
I’m sure you know how big that list is. The issue apparently is support for the 4.8.0 Linux kernel. Considering the large number of products rendered useless for Ubuntu 16.04, I hope this is a priority. It certainly is for me with dual 1080Ti’s sitting in my new $5000 linux box. Please let me know the flag is up on this issue and a resolution is coming soon.

If stability is a major concern to you, I wouldn’t recommend the HWE point releases (.2 through .5). This looks like a bit of a snafu on Ubuntu’s part. I see on the download page they market 16.04.2 as “the latest LTS” which it is… sort of.

The kernel and Xorg stack are rolling, which means expect breakage especially when initially released (.2 is very new). Also, they’re only supported for 6 months, whereas 16.04 and 16.04.1 are supported for 5 years.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack and scroll down to “16.04.x Ubuntu Kernel Support” to see more about what I’m talking about.

Ubuntu needs to do a better job of making this clear to users. In your case, I’d just stick with 16.04.1. The only difference that I’m aware of is the kernel and Xorg stack. All the other software and security patches are the same.

“I’d just stick with 16.04.1”
Totally unhelpful…
If I could do that I wouldn’t be writing this. This is a fresh install. I’m not upgrading from an earlier version. I don’t have .01 and there doesn’t appear to be anywhere to download it.

Unless you know of an archive somewhere I can get it?

Actually, the post by herbmillerjr was quite helpful though I didn’t realize it at the time.

Here is the archive containing 16.04.01:
http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/xenial/

That should solve this particular problem.

–Thanks All