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Tentative fix for NVIDIA 465.31 driver for Linux 5.14-rc1
From f18c541edc5e122b06b0c1e65d0a422f0b8109e7 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Joan Bruguera <>
Date: Fri, 2 Jul 2021 02:09:58 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] Tentative fix for NVIDIA 465.31 driver for Linux 5.14-rc1
common/inc/nv-time.h | 6 ++++++
nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.c | 4 ++++
2 files changed, 10 insertions(+)
diff --git a/common/inc/nv-time.h b/common/inc/nv-time.h
index dc80806..cc343a5 100644
--- a/common/inc/nv-time.h
+++ b/common/inc/nv-time.h
@@ -23,6 +23,7 @@
#ifndef __NV_TIME_H__
#define __NV_TIME_H__
+#include <linux/version.h>
#include "conftest.h"
#include <linux/sched.h>
#include <linux/delay.h>
@@ -205,7 +206,12 @@ static inline NV_STATUS nv_sleep_ms(unsigned int ms)
// the requested timeout has expired, loop until less
// than a jiffie of the desired delay remains.
current->state = TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE;
+ // Rel. commit "sched: Change task_struct::state" (Peter Zijlstra, Jun 11 2021)
diff --git a/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.c b/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.c
index 84d4479..99ea552 100644
--- a/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.c
+++ b/nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.c
@@ -20,6 +20,7 @@
+#include <linux/version.h>
#include "nvidia-drm-conftest.h" /* NV_DRM_AVAILABLE and NV_DRM_DRM_GEM_H_PRESENT */
#include "nvidia-drm-priv.h"
@@ -903,9 +904,12 @@ static void nv_drm_register_drm_device(const nv_gpu_info_t *gpu_info)
dev->dev_private = nv_dev;
nv_dev->dev = dev;
+ // Rel. commit "drm: Remove pdev field from struct drm_device" (Thomas Zimmermann, 3 May 2021)
if (device->bus == &pci_bus_type) {
dev->pdev = to_pci_dev(device);
/* Register DRM device to DRM sub-system */

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@jpargudo jpargudo commented Aug 30, 2021

Hi there!

Just a comment. I tried your patch, since I had to upgrade to 5.14 for my Quantum JBL Headset to work (support added by 5.14-rc3 or so). It worked well, since dkms builded and so on. But at reboot time, it hanged somewhere I can tell much where :-(

Feel free to ask for further testing..

I had to manually patch nvidia-drm-drv.c since it was not at line 903 but somewhere before at 863.. Maybe I have the wrong dkms sources?



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@joanbm joanbm commented Aug 30, 2021

Hi @jpargudo,

Newer versions of the NVIDIA driver such as 470.63.01 already build on Linux 5.14 out-of-the-box, without the need for any patch, that's probably your best bet.

Otherwise the patch should apply cleanly over 465.31 without any need for manual fixes, e.g.

$ sh --extract-only
$ cd NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-465.31/kernel/
$ patch -Np1 -i ../../nvidia-fix-linux-5.14.patch 
patching file common/inc/nv-time.h
patching file nvidia-drm/nvidia-drm-drv.c
$ SYSSRC=/lib/modules/5.14.0-1-mainline-git/build make -j$(nproc)
[ OK]

Otherwise, check if the system boots without driver or with Nouveau, increase kernel printk to see if it prints anything of interest, etc.


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@teeters teeters commented Sep 14, 2021

This got my EndeavourOS system working again, thanks!

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