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This is it. The big one! NVIDIA has today released the NVIDIA 470.42.01 beta driver which brings in lots of fun new things and further improves their Linux support.

Firstly, as promised, they've now added an NVIDIA NGX build for use with Steam Play Proton and Wine. This means Windows games and applications can use DLSS when run through Proton and Wine, providing they have been updated to support the features of this new driver. You should at least be able to try out the Windows versions of DOOM Eternal, No Man's Sky and Wolfenstein: Youngblood with this new driver and Proton, as they use Vulkan. DirectX support for DLSS with Proton arrives "this Fall".

Support for the VK_QUEUE_GLOBAL_PRIORITY_REALTIME_EXT from the VK_EXT_global_priority extension was added, finally giving Linux / NVIDIA users asynchronous reprojection in SteamVR. For Linux users, you need the Beta version of SteamVR which added support for this as of version SteamVR 1.18.2 - so Valve were quick to have it readied.

Are you using or wanting to use Wayland? Good news there too. There's now "initial" support for hardware accelerated OpenGL and Vulkan rendering on Xwayland. However, there's some really fresh packages needed for it and some caveats too. You need DRM KMS enabled, Xwayland should be built from the current Git code as of at least commit "c468d34c" otherwise "it will fall back to a suboptimal path for presentation resulting in degraded performance", libxcb needs to be version 1.13 or later, egl-wayland version 1.1.7 or later and if you're on GNOME you need to have kms-modifiers enabled.

What are the Xwayland limitations? Currently it doesn't support the nvidia-settings app, there's no accelerated video decoding with VDPAU, no SLI / Multi-GPU, there's no "Frame Lock and Genlock" and also no "Front-buffer rendering for GLX applications". Hopefully now it's out, NVIDIA can focus on hooking up everything missing.

On top of that the "direct capture" mode for NvFBC "no longer causes flipping to be disabled for applications being captured", NVIDIA say this means G-SYNC can now also be used simultaneously with NvFBC direct capture.

More PRIME improvements too as well! Support was added for PRIME Display Offload where both the display offload source and display offload sink are driven by the NVIDIA X Driver, plus support for PRIME Display Offload where the display offload source is AMDGPU.

New extension support including:

  • VK_EXT_global_priority_query
  • VK_EXT_provoking_vertex
  • VK_EXT_extended_dynamic_state2
  • VK_EXT_color_write_enable
  • VK_EXT_vertex_input_dynamic_state
  • VK_EXT_ycbcr_2plane_444_formats
  • VK_NV_inherited_viewport_scissor

There's plenty more that's new including lots of bug fixes.

See the release page for more. For users on Arch Linux, TKG has updated their installer script.

Additionally, it was announced recently that Kepler-series GPUs being most of the 600/700 and some 800M would no longer see main driver updates after October 2021 and move to critical updates only.

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Werner 23 Jun
Quoting: CorbenJust installed it... but now Steam crashes on startup.

edit: Looks like same issue when 465 came out, 32bit is missing.

yeah same here, no 32bit
slaapliedje 23 Jun
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Quoting: Werner
Quoting: CorbenJust installed it... but now Steam crashes on startup.

edit: Looks like same issue when 465 came out, 32bit is missing.

yeah same here, no 32bit
Remember when Ubuntu wanted to ditch 32bit to follow Apple? :P
Werner 23 Jun
yeah i remember, on the other hand a 64bit steam client wouldn't be that bad anyway ;)
Redface 23 Jun
The missing 32bit packages will hopefully soon be there. See https://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2021/06/23/%23ubuntu-release.html#t11:44 the intention seems to be that all new nvidia drivers automatically get added to the i386-whitelist including those in this new PPA
leillo1975 24 Jun
Quoting: Corben
Quoting: leillo1975Alberto Milone has just replied to an email and created this PPA (totally experimental and use it at your own risk):

https://launchpad.net/~albertomilone/+archive/ubuntu/nvidia-testing

Unfortunately I can't try it today due to lack of time, but if anyone does, please let me know how it worked.
Just installed it... but now Steam crashes on startup.

edit: Looks like same issue when 465 came out, 32bit is missing.

Do you report it?
Corben 24 Jun
Quoting: leillo1975Do you report it?
I've answered to Alberto's eMail he send me pointing to the new experimental repo, where I mentioned I'm waiting for the 32 bit packages to be whitelisted, as I guess he's probably aware of the issue. In the rare case he's not, I hope this was a nudge making him aware it's currently missing :D

edit: looks like 32bit is now in (has been for 18.04 and 21.04, but now also 20.04):
https://launchpad.net/~albertomilone/+archive/ubuntu/nvidia-testing/+sourcepub/12508205/+listing-archive-extra

edit2: Alberto answered: "It's fixed now." \o/
Looks like the little nudge helped ;)


Last edited by Corben on 24 June 2021 at 10:34 am UTC
mrdeathjr 24 Jun
rbr custom still works with this driver and last dxvk.......................obiously on X

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Last edited by mrdeathjr on 24 June 2021 at 12:19 pm UTC
Xpander 24 Jun
Quoting: mrdeathjrrbr custom still works with this driver and last dxvk.......................obiously on X



Don't you have the Trees disappear issue? Like all the track side objects go invisible after like 1 minute of playing. I used to have that with both wined3d and DXVK last time i tried (~1 year ago)
mrdeathjr 24 Jun
Quoting: Xpander
Quoting: mrdeathjrrbr custom still works with this driver and last dxvk.......................obiously on X



Don't you have the Trees disappear issue? Like all the track side objects go invisible after like 1 minute of playing. I used to have that with both wined3d and DXVK last time i tried (~1 year ago)

I need make gameplay video, maybe upload in next days but for now still busy tunning my tvbox a95x f2 (4GB RAM+ 64GB ROM) + usb hub with dc adapter for gamepads (in this moment with generic usb gamepad but still waiting for innext snes gamepad in next days), mouse, keyboard and other (apps - emulators - native games - benchmark and other things) more interesting than x86




Last edited by mrdeathjr on 24 June 2021 at 2:54 pm UTC
mrdeathjr 24 Jun
also this 470 driver works ok with mangohud 0.6.4 launched today

link

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