Linux NVidia legacy driver 340.32 and X.org ABI version 19 problem

I have a laptop with CentOS 6.8 and the Quadro FX 1800 M GPU that needs the NVidia legacy support. The GPU support is currently provided through NVidia-Linux-x86_64-340.32.run.

However, the CentOS 6.8 comes with X.org ABI version 19 which is not supported by NVidia’s legacy driver.

Is there any hope for all us out here with Quadro FX 1800 M and the like GPU’s if we want to keep current with the prefered Linux - X.org streams? In other words: Would NVidia consider providing support for the newer X.org ABI in an update of the legacy driver 340.32?

( FYI: There are no compilation or other trouble with the 340.32 driver other than the fact that the newer X.org ABI is not supported )

Then use 340.96 which supports that Xserver version!

Thanks for a very swift reply. I’m trying that right away.

Works out of the box.

Quadro FX 1800 M GPU --> Use/Download NVidia-Linux-x86_64-340.96.run.

Really appreciate the help.