NVIDIA working with Valve to get Gamescope working on their drivers

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Good news for NVIDIA GPU owners on Linux, as an NVIDIA developer has confirmed that work is in progress to get Gamescope working with their drivers.

Gamescope, for those not aware, is a Wayland compositor originally forked from the older SteamOS 2 compositor. It's a big part of what makes Gaming Mode on the Steam Deck do all it can. This includes features like scaling, AMD FSR, frame rate limiting and more. It would be great to see it fully working across more vendors, especially for those gaming on multiple monitors as it can help get around some troubles there too.

However, it only really works with AMD / Intel GPUs (Mesa) right now but that is set to change. On the NVIDIA forum, developer amrits confirmed "We are working with Valve to ensure Gamescope runs well on our driver." and linked to a GitHub request to fix up issues with it to have it work on the NVIDIA driver.

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omer666 28 Mar
Issue opened April 2014, closed in September 2015, also affected Compiz:
https://forums.developer.nvidia.com/t/334-21-redrawing-problems-in-gnome-3-10-3-12-gtx-580/32905
A year and half of unusable desktop, almost a hundred messages to Nvidia and 48,000 views. But maybe it's just me...


Last edited by omer666 on 28 March 2022 at 5:37 pm UTC
Fredrik 19 Apr
Quoting: omer666Issue opened April 2014, closed in September 2015, also affected Compiz:
https://forums.developer.nvidia.com/t/334-21-redrawing-problems-in-gnome-3-10-3-12-gtx-580/32905
A year and half of unusable desktop, almost a hundred messages to Nvidia and 48,000 views. But maybe it's just me...

That sucks, I never had that problem I think I had a 570 back then, and it worked fine. Only similar bug I had is if I enabled nvidia image sharpening for the desktop it flickered like crazy. But now with the 500 series drivers I cant use 120hz anymore just 60hz same problem in windows with the 500 series drivers also, so I will be stuck with older drivers maybe for a long while sigh, so yeah they are very slow at fixing problems, for some reason I cant use Gsync with displayport to hdmi adapter either.


Last edited by Fredrik on 19 April 2022 at 10:05 am UTC
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