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NVIDIA released a new 415.13 beta driver recently for Linux

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One I completely forgot to post about here, NVIDIA recently released the 415.13 beta driver for Linux.

Released on the 8th of November, it includes a number of interesting fixes, including an issue fixed with WINE where it might crash on recent distribution releases. Nice to see WINE get some focus, since things like this can affect Valve's Steam Play.

They also fixed an OpenGL issue where conditional rendering was incorrectly affecting mipmap generation. Another OpenGL bug was fixed which caused the upper bounds of floating-point viewports, specified through the ARB_viewport_array extension, to be clipped incorrectly.

There's also a new X configuration option "HardDPMS" which they disabled by default. This will enable you to put your display to sleep with modesets rather than VESA DPMS (VESA Display Power Management Signaling), possibly fixing some displays that won't sleep when DPMS is active. NVIDIA say they will eventually enable it by default.

On top of that plus more fixes, they added the current synchronization state for PRIME Displays to nvidia-settings. This latest beta driver also ups the minimum Linux Kernel version to 2.6.9 to 2.6.32, along with a required X.Org xserver version bump to 1.5.

See the full changelog here.

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Tags: Beta, Drivers, NVIDIA
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evergreen 13 Nov, 2018
It's incredible! You are faster than Dr.Larabel!
Ehvis 13 Nov, 2018
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Quoting: PatolaHave they finally added stream output to this driver?

According to a post with the phoronix article, it contains the Vulkan Beta stuff up to 396.54.06, which means that transform feedback is still lacking.
Liam Dawe 13 Nov, 2018
Quoting: evergreenIt's incredible! You are faster than Dr.Larabel!
Nah, he posted about it earlier I think. I don't consider anything a race though, as always I just post what's interesting and sometimes I plan to cover something like this and it slips through :)
Cmdr_Iras 13 Nov, 2018
Quoting: Ehvis
Quoting: PatolaHave they finally added stream output to this driver?

According to a post with the phoronix article, it contains the Vulkan Beta stuff up to 396.54.06, which means that transform feedback is still lacking.

Shame, hopefully the stream output stuff will make its way into the 4xx series soon then I can play Witcher 3; though I have waited this long so Im sure I can wait a little longer. Plus have enough games to finish anyway, and there is always time for 1 more Stellaris playthrough, want to get a MP game going once "Le Guin"/Megacorps is out.
Eike 13 Nov, 2018
Quoting: PatolaHave they finally added stream output to this driver? NVIDIA is quite clear that the series 400 is optimized for GTX 20 series, I facepalmed when I saw distros like Arch standardizing on this driver series for all nvidia cards when they would fare better using, say, the 396 series (stream output came first on 396.54.09). Bigger version numbers are not always better.

That's very interesting! Did Liam cover that and I overlooked it (totally possible)?
wvstolzing 13 Nov, 2018
Quoting: PatolaHave they finally added stream output to this driver? NVIDIA is quite clear that the series 400 is optimized for GTX 20 series, I facepalmed when I saw distros like Arch standardizing on this driver series for all nvidia cards when they would fare better using, say, the 396 series (stream output came first on 396.54.09). Bigger version numbers are not always better.

negativo17's repo for Fedora does the same.
rcgamer 13 Nov, 2018
This driver breaks at least 3 of my Steam Play Proton games. 396.54.09 is still the best for Proton. WWE 2k15 and 16 only show black silhouettes of characters with any other driver, this driver completely breaks Super Lucky's Tale, won't even start.
Liam Dawe 13 Nov, 2018
Just spoke to the people behind the Ubuntu NVIDIA PPA. It should hopefully be up soon.
cprn 13 Nov, 2018
Does any of the "NVIDIA slows down old cards" shenanigans concern Linux users / drivers?
Eike 13 Nov, 2018
Quoting: cprnDoes any of the "NVIDIA slows down old cards" shenanigans concern Linux users / drivers?

https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/nvidia-released-a-new-41513-beta-driver-recently-for-linux.12956/page=1#r140172
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