Why is the kernel support piss poor for the legacy drivers?

According to your legacy support doc

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3142

304xx support ends end of 2017
340xx support ends end of 2019

Neither driver supports greater than kernel-4.8, 4.12 was released a few weeks ago!!

Where is this promised support?

Don’t see anything like “we promise to support new kernels and X.org releases in a timely manner”.

Instead I see “Support timeframes” which doesn’t mean anything.

Sarcasm aside older GPUs are better served by nouveau anyways.

Can we please have an 340xx update for kernel-4.8, 4.12 ?

raveit65, I had recently posted a working patch for Nvidia Driver 340.102 using Linux Kernel 4.12.

It works well, please use it.

Link: https://goo.gl/wDLTBr

Kernels module sources can be patched. The real issue is Xorg releases.