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NVIDIA today just released a big new stable driver for Linux with 450.57. It pulls in a whole bunch of big features from the recent 450.51 Beta.

Compared with the Beta, it looks like it's mostly the same plus a few extra fixes. However, it's worth a reminder now it's stable because everyone should be able to upgrade knowing it's a supported driver version. NVIDIA 450.57 is exciting for a few reasons. One of which is the inclusion of support for NVIDIA NGX, which brings things like DLSS to their Linux drivers.

There's also now Image Sharpening support for OpenGL and Vulkan, support for Vulkan direct-to-display on DisplayPort displays which are connected via DisplayPort Multi-Stream Transport (DP-MST), various VDPAU improvements, PRIME enhancements like support for PRIME Synchronization when using displays driven by the x86-video-amdgpu driver as PRIME display offload sinks along with "Reverse PRIME" support too.

On the bug fix side, one of the big ones is that is should be a smoother Wayland experience as NVIDIA fixed a bug that could cause a KDE Plasma session to crash when running under Wayland. They also fixed a bug that prevented X11 EGL displays from being reinitialized. Another KDE issue was also solved, as after some investigation the NVIDIA team found that KDE panels freezing when compositing was disabled was a problem in their driver so that was fixed too.

See the release notes here.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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oldrocker99 28 Jul
4.50.57 is, so far, unavailable in the Manjaro repos and the AUR. I can wait.

BTW, 32-bit libraries are alive and well in Manjaro.
Eike 28 Jul
Quoting: oldrocker994.50.57 is, so far, unavailable in the Manjaro repos and the AUR. I can wait.

BTW, 32-bit libraries are alive and well in Manjaro.

I'm on 450.57 on Debian stable (using Debian packages). Yes, I absolutely couldn't resist. :-)
oldrocker99 29 Jul
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: oldrocker994.50.57 is, so far, unavailable in the Manjaro repos and the AUR. I can wait.

BTW, 32-bit libraries are alive and well in Manjaro.

I'm on 450.57 on Debian stable (using Debian packages). Yes, I absolutely couldn't resist. :-)
Did you use debtap?
Eike 30 Jul
Quoting: oldrocker99
Quoting: EikeI'm on 450.57 on Debian stable (using Debian packages). Yes, I absolutely couldn't resist. :-)
Did you use debtap?

Erm, no, I'm using Debian...
(I had to mention because I always hear how Debian is behind. :-) )
oldrocker99 31 Jul
Quoting: Eike
Quoting: oldrocker99
Quoting: EikeI'm on 450.57 on Debian stable (using Debian packages). Yes, I absolutely couldn't resist. :-)
Did you use debtap?

Erm, no, I'm using Debian...
(I had to mention because I always hear how Debian is behind. :-) )

Amazingly, it's still not available on Manjaro, and I'm using the Testing repository.

I can wait; being in the marriage I no longer in taught me patience.
slaapliedje 31 Jul
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Quoting: Eike
Quoting: oldrocker99
Quoting: EikeI'm on 450.57 on Debian stable (using Debian packages). Yes, I absolutely couldn't resist. :-)
Did you use debtap?

Erm, no, I'm using Debian...
(I had to mention because I always hear how Debian is behind. :-) )
Still prefer Debian after all these years. It just works, is unassuming in that they don't try to push things on you, and overall is one of the most stable, even if you use unstable!

Somehow so many distributions have been built upon it, trying to make it better in one way or another, but most of them have inevitably failed.

The only one so far that has managed to successfully spawn off of it is Ubuntu, but they are again trying to do un-debian things, so a lot of people are switching.
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