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Bug 526632

Summary: >x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers-340.32 - Nvidia website fails to specify supported driver versions for Tesla GPUs
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Marius Brehler <marius.brehler+gentoo>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) <jer>
Severity: normal    
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: AMD64   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Marius Brehler 2014-10-24 10:43:02 UTC
A few days ago the version 340.32 was removed from portage to raise kernel compatibility:

09 Oct 2014; Jeroen Roovers <>
-nvidia-drivers-340.32-r1.ebuild, nvidia-drivers-340.46.ebuild:
Raise kernel compatibility.

Unfortunately version 340.32 is the last version in the long lived branch supporting my Tesla K40 [1]. It would be great the 340.32-r1 ebuild finds its way back into portage :)


Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-10-24 12:36:16 UTC
According to [1], 331.104 should work as well.

Comment 2 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-10-24 12:39:03 UTC
Additionally, according to [2], Teslas are still supported.

Comment 3 Marius Brehler 2014-10-24 13:28:30 UTC
Thanks for the fast reply. Version 331.104 doesn't support CUDA 6.5, therefore minimum 340.32 is needed. But you're right, the README lists the K40c supported in 340.46, also [2] doesn't. That's why I opened this report.

Comment 4 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-10-24 15:52:24 UTC
So, does 340.46 work or not?
Comment 5 Marius Brehler 2014-10-28 08:12:42 UTC
I'll contact NVIDIA to ask why [1] does not list Tesla support. Like you already commented, also the README [2] says that there definitely is support for the K40c with 340.46.
nvidia-healtmon supports no error and the CUDA SDK examples work. So 340.46 seems fine. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

[2] /usr/share/doc/nvidia-drivers-340.46/README.bz2
Comment 6 Marius Brehler 2014-11-06 10:47:36 UTC
NVIDIA's Professional Solutions Group replied that the Tesla K40c is supported with the driver 340.46. So there is no need to bring back 340.32. Sorry for the inconveniences.
Comment 7 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2014-11-06 10:52:45 UTC (340.58) also fails to mention Tesla support, but I will assume it's all right.

/usr/share/doc/nvidia-drivers-340.58/html/supportedchips.html does actually list Tesla models.

I think this is still a problem, but not one that I can fix.