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NVIDIA today released the NVIDIA 470.74 driver for Linux from their "Production Branch" which includes some important bug fixes so you might want to upgrade now if you've been holding off.

One issue that has been coming up for users of Steam Play Proton is that Direct3D 12 games have been seeing high system memory usage, which has caused many Windows games to become unplayable. Thankfully this driver fixes that! Thanks to that fix most people should be able to upgrade to 470.74. Other fixes include:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause GPU applications to exit when resuming from suspend.
  • Added an application profile to disable FXAA for Firefox to prevent visual corruption.
  • Fixed a Vulkan performance regression that affected rFactor2.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the /proc/driver/nvidia/suspend power management interface to fail to preserve and restore video memory allocations when the NVreg_TemporaryFilePath module parameter for nvidia.ko specified an invalid path.
  • Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-drm.ko to crash when loading with DRM-KMS enabled (modeset=1) on Linux v5.14.

When will you get the updated driver? Well that all depends on your distribution.

So what's next for NVIDIA and Linux? Currently we're waiting on the update they announced to bring DLSS to Proton for Direct3D titles. NVIDIA said this would arrive during September but it looks like currently some of the work has yet to be merged into the various places needed. More on that when we have it.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
Tags: Drivers, Meta, NVIDIA
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axredneck 20 Sep
QuoteFixed a bug that could cause GPU applications to exit when resuming from suspend
Chrome and Steam?
Ehvis 20 Sep
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This one was annoying. Weird issue.

QuoteAdded an application profile to disable FXAA for Firefox to prevent visual corruption.
leillo1975 20 Sep
""Fixed a Vulkan performance regression that affected rFactor2.""
This was corrected on the previous version... ????
Heist 20 Sep
That system memory issue was driving me crazy. CP2077 would consume 12GB just loading to the menu, then within seconds consume the rest of my 16GB and crash.
Hope the fix will make it to the PPA soon.
I wonder when the version for Ubuntu will arrive....
aufkrawall 20 Sep
I could copy and paste my usual NV driver situation rant from another site here, but to keep it short: Way too sucky, hello Windows...
ShabbyX 20 Sep
Quoting: aufkrawallI could copy and paste my usual NV driver situation rant from another site here, but to keep it short: Way too sucky, hello Windows...

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Ehvis 21 Sep
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Quoting: Leopardhttps://forums.developer.nvidia.com/t/nvidia-470-74-breaks-gsync-support-monitor-modulates-between-0-or-144hz-and-flickers-black/189716

This driver seems to break Gsync.

The monitors mentioned in that thread aren't gsync monitors though. So I'm hoping that they only broke gsync for freesync compatible monitors. In either case, thanks for the heads up. Now I can keep an eye on it before I upgrade.
Ghost 21 Sep
I can confirm this update broke sddm on my gsync compatible monitor. I was still able to login blindly and plasma worked for as long as I needed to revert to 470.63.01.
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