I took the *-116 kernel a few days ago on my 16.04.3 desktop, got a mouse freeze after booting, and went back to *-112.
I see from my dpkg.log that version 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.9 of gcc installed over a day before the *-116 kernel. I see also from https://ubuntu.pkgs.org/16.04/ubuntu-updates-main-amd64/gcc- 5_5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.9_amd64.deb.html that the .8 version added support for thunk-extern, which is needed to build the Spectre retpoline changes. So at least in my case, the gcc version seemed sufficient to build DKMS drivers at the time of the *-116 kernel upgrade. I also am seeing kernel panics from other DKMS drivers on the *-116 kernel, and on other kernels that have merged the Spectre retpoline changes. -- You received this bug notification because you are a member of Ubuntu-X, which is subscribed to xorg in Ubuntu. https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1750937 Title: 4.4.0-116 Kernel update on 2/21 breaks Nvidia drivers (on 14.04 and 16.04) To manage notifications about this bug go to: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1750937/+subscriptions _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat Post to : firstname.lastname@example.org Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-x-swat More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp