I have NVidia driver 190.53_188.8.131.52_0.1-8.1.x86_64 installed. When new kernel (184.108.40.206) came as an update I installed it, but kept from restarting my system, because there was no NVidia driver for that kernel in NVidia’s repository and I suspected I’ll have a non-working X-system after rebooting.
Finally I decided to wait no longer and to compile the driver from source after restarting. So I restarted. After booting up I had a graphical login screen in front of me. I was pleasantly surprised, but also very puzzled - how come X didn’t need the new NVidia kernel module?
Can anyone explain me how NVidia driver works these days? And what packages do I really need for that? Currently I have installed: