331.17 doesn’t need the DRM patch, and I only mentioned not needing the license change.
I have fixed this problem with the lack of help from nvidia. Since my company only uses gaming computers.
It only made since to start replacing my video cards with another manufacture.
Since we need to be up to date with the latest kernels in order to keep up with the games for the fast evolving gaming development of Linux.
Fare well Nvidia I wish you luck and I thank you for your support over the last 15 years.
Drakeo, please try the official patch Daniel posted here: https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/topic/628864/unix-graphics-announcements-and-news/num_physpages-and-support-for-3-11-and-later-kernels/
No patches needed