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...provided you continue to update Linux and Xorg? https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3142/~/support-timeframes-for-unix-legacy-gpu-releases

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    The nvidia-340 is a closed-source binary-blob supported by Nvidia. They can stop supporting it whenever they wish. Unless they open-source the source code, which is unlikely, it'll stop receiving updates when they state & may not run on later linux kernels, or later software. It'll continue to operate on existing software, but updates in that non-nvidia software may cause issues. – guiverc May 26 at 5:42
  • @guiverc that is sad, since the nouveau driver has poor quality and performance, but some things such as suspending and virtual terminals work better with nouveau. – jarno Aug 25 at 14:21
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The nvidia-340 is a closed-source binary-blob supported by Nvidia.

Nvidia can stop supporting it whenever they wish, so unless they open-source the source code, which is unlikely in my opinion, it'll stop receiving updates when they state & may not run on later linux kernels, or later software. It'll continue to operate on existing software, but updates in other software packages may cause issues if used with the non-updated Nvidia software.

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