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NVIDIA Vulkan Beta Driver 515.49.14 out now

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NVIDIA has released the latest update to their special Vulkan Beta Driver, for developers and users who want to test out the very-latest stuff. Designed mostly for developers, normal every-day users should probably just stick to the regular driver

Here's what's added / changed in version 515.49.14:

VK_EXT_attachment_feedback_loop_layout is a new extension worked on by people from Valve, Collabora, Google, Igalia, Samsung and Arm. As the official spec reads:

"This extension adds a new image layout, VK_IMAGE_LAYOUT_ATTACHMENT_FEEDBACK_LOOP_OPTIMAL_EXT, which allows applications to have an image layout in which they are able to both render to and sample/fetch from the same subresource of an image in a given render pass."

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Xpander 24 Aug
Quoting: kellerkindtAny specific things to do to enable the Stutter free experience™? Can I just go with Proton Experimental or GE-Proton?
No special things:
1) Make sure the nvidia vulkan dev/beta drivers are installed
2) Make sure you are opted into the Steam Beta client
3) Use proton-experimental
(Proton-GE im not sure about, if it includes latest DXVK master builds then it should work with it also)
iWeaker4You 24 Aug
Quoting: kellerkindt
Quoting: XpanderNice. Been using the 515.49.10 since it was made available and its been amazing with the DXVK's graphics pipeline library (..AKA the Stutter free experience™)

Now installed this one, lets see how this will handle everything :P

Any specific things to do to enable the Stutter free experience™? Can I just go with Proton Experimental or GE-Proton?

I prefer Proton Experimental + Bleeding Edge , although you also have to keep in mind that if you have a Pascal GPU or earlier, you will still have some stuttering, it is well known that it has compatibility issues with Vulkan from a hardware level.
jens 24 Aug
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Quoting: ShabbyX
Quoting: EikeI'm also happy with my Nvidia and probably would buy one again.

Quoting: ShabbyXInternally (to the Vulkan workgroup), I can also attest that Nvidia is always on top of things, more so than any other vendor I'd say.

You've got internal insights there?

Yes, I'm (a small) part of the WG. Those extensions Liam reports as "Collabora did for Zink", usually it's me who did them for ANGLE, lol.

That reminds me, I should finally fix my handle in the spec, at some point I realized it's meant to be my github handle, but never got around to it.

Very cool! Thanks for your work in that area!
Pirolisi 27 Aug
Quoting: Xpander
Quoting: PirolisiIf only there was a clear guide to install it on Manjaro for a normie like me trying to use Linux.

git clone https://github.com/Frogging-Family/nvidia-all.git
cd nvidia-all
makepkg -si


and it lets you interactively pick the custom driver number when its not added into the scripts yet.


Spoiler, click me

it gave me this message
"A (correctly made?) linux-headers package can't be found.
If you're sure it's installed, blame your kernel maintainer."
after that it fails the installation
do you have any idea?
update 1: I am trying to update the kernel to a more recent release, let's see
Update 2 : I also installed the headers required with the new kernel, now the installation did not gave me any error, except it asks to resolve some "conflict" where I answered always "yes", now Linux won't arrive in the DE session... Lol.
update 3 another shot
:: nvidia-dev-dkms-tkg and linux515-nvidia are in conflict (nvidia). Remove linux515-nvidia? [y/N]
what the heck I am suppose to do, these are the kind of thing that make me think that i should be just a windows user


Last edited by Pirolisi on 27 August 2022 at 2:09 pm UTC
Quoting: Pirolisiwhat the heck I am suppose to do, these are the kind of thing that make me think that i should be just a windows user
In my case, that's the kind of thing that sees me sticking to Mint and not worrying about latest-and-greatest versions of things.
Pirolisi 28 Aug
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: Pirolisiwhat the heck I am suppose to do, these are the kind of thing that make me think that i should be just a windows user
In my case, that's the kind of thing that sees me sticking to Mint and not worrying about latest-and-greatest versions of things.
Well I bought a 3080ti and just want to play apex legends without stutters....and old-and-solid driver version is simply not an option. Sorry for point it out on "GamingonLinux"
mr-victory 28 Aug
Quoting: Pirolisilinux515-nvidia
Are you on Manjaro? Which kernel are you running?
Xpander 28 Aug
Quoting: Pirolisi
Quoting: Xpander
Quoting: PirolisiIf only there was a clear guide to install it on Manjaro for a normie like me trying to use Linux.

git clone https://github.com/Frogging-Family/nvidia-all.git
cd nvidia-all
makepkg -si


and it lets you interactively pick the custom driver number when its not added into the scripts yet.


Spoiler, click me

it gave me this message
"A (correctly made?) linux-headers package can't be found.
If you're sure it's installed, blame your kernel maintainer."
after that it fails the installation
do you have any idea?
update 1: I am trying to update the kernel to a more recent release, let's see
Update 2 : I also installed the headers required with the new kernel, now the installation did not gave me any error, except it asks to resolve some "conflict" where I answered always "yes", now Linux won't arrive in the DE session... Lol.
update 3 another shot
:: nvidia-dev-dkms-tkg and linux515-nvidia are in conflict (nvidia). Remove linux515-nvidia? [y/N]
what the heck I am suppose to do, these are the kind of thing that make me think that i should be just a windows user

linux515-nvidia what is that? Is that not Arch package or something? Could be problem with the distro packages you have. Probably packaged differently.
Never experienced issues with this tkg installer.

Ahh ye. it seems manjaro.. i thought they have driver packages from arch. but it seems they are doing their own thing with those...


Last edited by Xpander on 28 August 2022 at 7:09 am UTC
Pirolisi 28 Aug
Quoting: mr-victory
Quoting: Pirolisilinux515-nvidia
Are you on Manjaro? Which kernel are you running?
Is a fresh installed manjaro version with the lts kernel 5.15.60-1
Pirolisi 28 Aug
Quoting: Xpander
Quoting: Pirolisi
Quoting: Xpander
Quoting: PirolisiIf only there was a clear guide to install it on Manjaro for a normie like me trying to use Linux.

git clone https://github.com/Frogging-Family/nvidia-all.git
cd nvidia-all
makepkg -si


and it lets you interactively pick the custom driver number when its not added into the scripts yet.


Spoiler, click me

it gave me this message
"A (correctly made?) linux-headers package can't be found.
If you're sure it's installed, blame your kernel maintainer."
after that it fails the installation
do you have any idea?
update 1: I am trying to update the kernel to a more recent release, let's see
Update 2 : I also installed the headers required with the new kernel, now the installation did not gave me any error, except it asks to resolve some "conflict" where I answered always "yes", now Linux won't arrive in the DE session... Lol.
update 3 another shot
:: nvidia-dev-dkms-tkg and linux515-nvidia are in conflict (nvidia). Remove linux515-nvidia? [y/N]
what the heck I am suppose to do, these are the kind of thing that make me think that i should be just a windows user

linux515-nvidia what is that? Is that not Arch package or something? Could be problem with the distro packages you have. Probably packaged differently.
Never experienced issues with this tkg installer.

Ahh ye. it seems manjaro.. i thought they have driver packages from arch. but it seems they are doing their own thing with those...

The problem is ,if I am not "installing" this headers the installation blames the kernel that have not the headers.
If I install it , then it will complain that there is a conflict, wich I answer "ok resolve the conflict" and then bum at the reboot no DE, now I am following this guide let's see if something change
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