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NVIDIA driver 535.98 now available for Linux

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NVIDIA GPU owners may want to go and grab some updates as driver 535.98 is out now. This is a pretty small release for their Production Branch, which is suitable for everyone to install and use containing a bunch of needed bug fixes.

The list of fixes are:

  • Fixed an issue which caused the following error message to appear spuriously when using SLI with the NVIDIA Open GPU Kernel Modules:
    (EE) NVIDIA: Unable to disable FB size compare
  • Fixed a bug which prevented DKMS from registering kernel modules.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause the screen to flicker.

Was there something fixed you were waiting on, or do you still have a driver issue you want to see solved? Let us know in the comments box.

Also in case you missed it, the open source NVK Vulkan driver for NVIDIA GPUs was recently merged into Mesa.

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8 comments

SentakuHM Aug 8, 2023
i hope so, i have RTX 2060 which is effected by vrr issue.
Jahimself Aug 8, 2023
I've not particular issue with Nvidia driver (outside of non open source). But the DSR function is a huge lack. With the good setting the feature really is a game changer. It allows to render games at higher resolutions. ie: a 1080p monitor will render at 4K (not as good as real 4K, but big improvment non the less).

The quality of DSR is a lot better than similar in game-features such as resolution upscale or using viewport through x paning.

It really is a must have feature for linux. It gives a second life to 3D aging games by removing all jaggies.

I take for exemple mad max, for which you have no feature that allows to remove the aliasing efficiently. Or for instance tomb raider underworld. The game looks almost as good as modern tomb raiders with this feature. Same goes for many of my beloved 3D titles, such as prince of persia series, GTA, shadowman...

In fact it's the only reason I still use windows for some aging 3D games. It's a second life for these titles, it's a lot better than most remaster can offer for visual improvment.


Last edited by Jahimself on 8 August 2023 at 11:09 pm UTC
TheRiddick Aug 9, 2023
I've read it helps, but doesn't fix.
The issue is even present under Win11 in certain situations. Quite a weird desktop issue to have and could be made worse with multiple screens connected.
taisph Aug 9, 2023
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My laptop can't resume from sleep with 535. It just reboots shortly after resuming.

Oh, and every 535 update so far hangs both my laptop and my workstation on a black screen during apt update.
Liam Dawe Aug 9, 2023
NVIDIA initially put the wrong changelog up. This has been corrected now.
skaplon Aug 9, 2023
Quoting: taisphOh, and every 535 update so far hangs both my laptop and my workstation on a black screen during apt update.

Oh, so it isn't just me then. And it's not just a black screen, the X process is locked at 100% cpu and the update seems to never finish. Rebooting corrupts stuff and needs fixing for me.
udekmp69 Aug 10, 2023
cannot wait for nvk to get mature in some years
iwantlinuxgames Aug 10, 2023
Quoting: taisph<snip>

Oh, and every 535 update so far hangs both my laptop and my workstation on a black screen during apt update.

^this.

the last 2 driver updates this has happened to me. eventually my 2 displays say "no signal". i have to wait awhile and then hard reset my PC via power reset button and cross my fingers i have a login display manager.
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