Package Base Details: nvidia-390xx

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Keywords: 400 500 600 GeForce nvidia
Submitter: Svenstaro
Maintainer: jonathon
Last Packager: jonathon
Votes: 50
Popularity: 7.46
First Submitted: 2020-03-11 17:30
Last Updated: 2021-01-09 14:03

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jonathon commented on 2020-10-19 12:40


I have adopted the 390xx packages to keep them secure. I do not run any 390xx hardware so will not notice any breakages and cannot test any changes.

Until such time as someone else steps up to maintain these packages - ideally someone who actually has 390xx hardware - I have to rely on you to tell me what changes are needed.

Don't expect a response if you post only "this doesn't work", and do not email me to complain about the package not working!

Use this forum thread for discussion:

forcegk commented on 2020-03-20 02:18

Hello, I'd recommend to you all using the nvidia-390xx-dkms package. If anyone here knows how to change the script in order for the package to recompile every time linux kernel gets updated, please let me know via email. Thank you.

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lqptjq commented on 2021-01-10 18:07

@iron_overheat Yes (GF117 for reference). I don't think a Xorg update could be responsible for screen tearing unless they break backward compatibility. Anyway, it's now working fine with the latest update and kernel 5.10.5, thanks!

CyrIng commented on 2021-01-07 19:59

I have some rare flashing since day one!

iron_overheat commented on 2021-01-07 19:58

@lqptjq I am having extreme tearing issues as well. But I've been having them since a X.Org version update I believe, so maybe that is the culprit? Are you also on a Optimus laptop?

Regardless, someone who knows their stuff should really look into V-Sync issues with this driver. Cheers!

lqptjq commented on 2021-01-06 14:02

I'm facing screen tearing issues since kernel upgrade 5.10. It used to work fine on 5.9 and my Xorg configuration / kernel parameters haven't changed since then. Does anyone have VSync working on latest kernel?

jonathon commented on 2021-01-04 23:20

@earlybird, DKMS already is a dependency for nvidia-390xx-dkms (and has been for a long time).

earlybird commented on 2021-01-04 20:25

Can you add dkms as dependency please thanks

air-g4p commented on 2021-01-02 08:27

Fantastic! Thank you to all who contributed to the much appreciated fixes contained in the latest package base. From what I can gather that group includes at least: jonathon, loqs and some Deb devs.

I can confirm that DKMS correctly installed the nvidia-390xx module against each of my four kernels, all of which are in the 5.10.4 series.

Happy and Safe New Year to ALL!!

iaji commented on 2021-01-02 03:52

i just want to confirm that the latest patch (2021-01-01+UTC7) works for GT730. thanks, chief.

nadir_ishiguro commented on 2021-01-01 18:41

I would just like to thank you for you, jonathon. I'm very grateful for your work.

sebalis commented on 2021-01-01 17:04

It worked flawlessly. This is a great new year present. Thanks again!

I updated my nvidia-390xx-dkms first, so that I could report if that would still work in the 5.9 kernel. Then I did a full system upgrade to see if the DKMS install process would work. Then, for good measure, I compiled and installed nvidia-390xx-dkms again to see if that would work in the new environment. After each of these steps, I rebooted the system.

After the last reboot, as another simplistic test, I opened the most complex Calc file I have, which I developed on this Dell Latitude E6420 and with which I have seen other (even older) laptops struggle. My system performed very well on it, maybe better than before. But I can’t be sure and don’t know if this actually makes sense as a test.

One final thought: I wonder if the patch file for 5.10 should be included in this package tree instead of being pulled from Gtlab. In any case, everything went very smoothly and I’m happy and grateful.