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NVIDIA driver 525.85.05 is out now for Linux

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NVIDIA have put up a smaller stable update for their Linux driver with a couple of noted fixes included. Here's the details. Since this is a stable driver in their Production Branch, all users should be okay to upgrade.

Here's what's included in version 525.85.05:

  • Improved the reliability of suspend and resume on UEFI systems when using certain display panels.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented some controls in the nvidia-settings control panel from working when running an X server as an unprivileged user.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause VK_ERROR_DEVICE_LOST when using VK_MEMORY_ALLOCATE_DEVICE_ADDRESS_CAPTURE_REPLAY_BIT to allocate memory.
  • Disabled Fixed Rate Link (FRL) when using passive DisplayPort to HDMI dongles, which are incompatible with FRL.

On GitHub, their open GPU kernel modules were also updated along with it to fix build problems with Clang 15.0.

Is there a bug in the NVIDIA drivers you're waiting on a fix for? Let me know in the comments.

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rcrit 20 Jan
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This driver didn't work well for me in Fedora 37 with the new 6.1.7 kernel. My second monitor wasn't detected, though the screen was mirrored. The settings app was also missing most content which seems the opposite of their bug fix about non-privileged users running X.
Soulprayer 20 Jan
Okay, i always had suspend and resume problems, maybe that's fixed now.
Xpander 20 Jan
Didnt notice any of the VK_ERROR_DEVICE_LOST problems with previous 525.78 drivers. But good to have drivers updated. No issues to report. Seems to work perfectly
Liam Dawe 20 Jan
Quoting: rcritThis driver didn't work well for me in Fedora 37 with the new 6.1.7 kernel. My second monitor wasn't detected, though the screen was mirrored. The settings app was also missing most content which seems the opposite of their bug fix about non-privileged users running X.
I've seen numerous multi-screen problems with NVIDIA recently. On KDE I keep having to removing the settings files. Not sure what the cause is, my 4K secondary monitor has multiple resolutions that now on Linux with NVIDIA just don't work (but work fine on Windows...).
Xpander 20 Jan
Strange. I have 2x 2560x1440 screens (DP) and 1x 4K TV (Connected via HDMI). Zero issues with those
Heyda 20 Jan
I have a single [email protected] over HDMI and I've started having an issue where about 30 seconds after resuming from sleep the display will just go black for about 10 secs and everything will come back as if the whole graphics stack rebooted itself.

It hasn't been painful enough to me to dig more deeply in to see what's going on though since it works pretty flawlessly otherwise and I get to have an extra sip of tea while I wait for my workstation to wake.
rxonda 20 Jan
I have a multi-monitor setup consisting of my laptops screen and a [email protected] external monitor
The external monitor is plugged in a DP controlled by the NVidia discrete
Im using Fedora 36 and dont Know why the screen is so slow. The monitor tells me that the mode is 165Hz, but, when I open test-ufo, the test presents 50Hz tops
We can tell the slowness when resize/moving windows and scrolling. Is like a 60Hz screen.
But, when I use the same application on the laptops built-in screen, a [email protected], the test-ufo presents the correct refresh rate (144Hz), and you can tell the smoothness when resize/moving windows.
On Windows 10, the external monitor is very fast and smooth.
omer666 20 Jan
The driver keeps needing manual recompiling of the kernel module on Fedora 37, which is pretty annoying
remram44 21 Jan
What's the best way to get notifications of updates to the drivers? Their search page uses weirdo JavaScript, and all their RSS feeds are broken. I suppose there is the "releases" page of open-gpu-kernel-modules on GitHub, but that is not necessarily in sync with the proprietary drivers on their site, no?

I could get them from the GamingOnLinux's own RSS feed but surely there is a much direct way?
Quoting: remram44What's the best way to get notifications of updates to the drivers? Their search page uses weirdo JavaScript, and all their RSS feeds are broken. I suppose there is the "releases" page of open-gpu-kernel-modules on GitHub, but that is not necessarily in sync with the proprietary drivers on their site, no?

I could get them from the GamingOnLinux's own RSS feed but surely there is a much direct way?

I look here https://forums.developer.nvidia.com/t/current-graphics-driver-releases/28500
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