Nvidia-440 drivers and Linux Kernels 5.4, 5.5 and 5,6


I recently purchased a Lenovo laptop with a Quattro T2000 graphics card. I installed Linux Mint 19.3 and had difficulty connecting a second screen (It has a 5.0.0 kernel). I fixed the problem by installing a 5.3.18 kernel; however, I noted that the nvidia-440 driver is not compatible with the 5.4, 5.5 and 5.6 kernels. This presents a problem for those installing Ubuntu 20.04 or Linux Mint 20 which releases next month, I imagine with a 5.6 based kernel. When do Nvidia release a supporting driver for the newer kernels ?

440.82 has kernel-5.6 support!

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You are right, I upgraded the kernel to 5.6.13

$ uname -r

and installed the

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa		
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver-440

$ modinfo nvidia| grep ^version
version:        440.82

and it is working. Thank you.