4.8 kernel for Xenial

Xen list at xenhideout.nl
Sun Nov 27 00:08:30 UTC 2016

John Lenton schreef op 21-11-2016 16:11:
> On 21 November 2016 at 13:55, Xen <list at xenhideout.nl> wrote:
>> Not to mention that 4.4 doesn't support 900 nVidia GPUs which have 
>> been out
>> for like 2 years.
> As a happy user of a GTX 970 on xenial's 4.4, I'm puzzled by your 
> assertion.

Then I suggest you look into it yourself instead of just stating your 

However I guess it's my mistake as I was talking soley of the Nouveau 

If you but search "kernel 4.6 nvidia 900" you will find the posts:


I cannot use the nVidia driver because I lose the good resolution in the 
TTYs if I do, at least this has been my experience with a previous card.

And I just don't know how to tackle that (yet).

Of course the kernel has nothing to do with graphics cards in other 
respects... apart from supporting any third party modules.

When you use Nouveau on a 4.4 kernel there is no game playing at all; 
OpenGL just won't work.

Performance seems abysmal however. I thought it would be doable but it 
looks like it is only about 10% or maybe 20% of the performance of the 
nvidia driver. My mistake I guess, sorry.

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