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Mesa 24.1.0 released with big improvements for NVK, Zink, Explicit Sync

By Liam Dawe,
Ready for the next upgrade to open source graphics drivers? Mesa 24.1.0 has now released bringing some big enhancements to many different drivers across AMD, NVIDIA, Intel and others.

NVIDIA 555.42.02 Beta driver out bringing Wayland explicit sync

By Liam Dawe,
The driver release many NVIDIA fans have been waiting on is here today. NVIDIA released the NVIDIA 555.42.02 Beta driver with some necessary upgrades for Wayland support.

NVK driver gets DRM Format Modifiers to work with Gamescope in Mesa 24.1

By Liam Dawe,
Just recently NVK, the open source Nvidia Vulkan driver, merged in a new Vulkan extension that is rather important and means it will work properly with Gamescope.

NVIDIA switching to open kernel modules by default in future driver update for Turing+

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA have announced some big changes are coming to their Linux drivers, which will start with the upcoming 560 series.

Valve graphics dev gets Gamescope working on NVK with Explicit Sync

By Liam Dawe,
Valve developers have done a lot of work over the years to improve AMD GPUs on Linux, and continue to do so with the Steam Deck using AMD and it seems like they're now getting stuck into NVIDIA too.

NVIDIA 550.78 released fixing issues for RTX 4xxx series GPUs notebooks

By Liam Dawe,
Towards the end of April, NVIDIA released the 550.78 driver and if you use a notebook with a RTX 4xxx series GPU you may want to update for this one.

Zink driver startup time squashed with new patches

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Mike Blumenkrantz is once again blogging about working on the Zink driver, and this time a nice optimization is on the way for startup times.

Open source NVIDIA Vulkan driver NVK gets more enhancements

By Liam Dawe,
Developer Faith Ekstrand has written up a fresh blog post on Collabora which goes over implementing two extensions in NVK, the open source NVIDIA Vulkan driver, and how it ended up fixing actual games.

NVIDIA developer contributing to the open source NVK driver

By Liam Dawe,
Another surprise from NVIDIA here. On top of one developer contributing to Nouveau, we have another developer now contributing to NVK.

Former Nouveau driver lead joins NVIDIA and sent a massive patch set

By nwildner,
Ben Skeggs, former Nouveau lead developer and former Red Hat employee has joined NVIDIA and appears to still be working on the open source drivers.

OpenRazer v3.8 adds support for 6 more Razer devices on Linux

By Liam Dawe,
An essential tool for anyone wanting to configure their fancy Razer devices is OpenRazer, with version 3.8.0 just released bringing expanded support on Linux.

KDE's Xaver Hugl on why Wayland explicit sync is such a big deal

By Liam Dawe,
You may have seen news recently about explicit sync for Wayland, but you might not know why it's actually important for the future of Linux on Wayland.

Nova, a Rust-based Linux driver for NVIDIA GPUs announced

By nwildner,
Danilo Krummrich who is a Red Hat display driver team Software Engineer, announced the Nova project, a Rust-based GSP-only driver for Nvidia GPUs.

NVIDIA driver 550.67 released fixes for VKD3D (Proton), Wayland and more

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA has today released a fresh stable bug-fix driver with version 550.67 now available for Linux. So here's all the changes you'll find.

AMDGPU driver for Linux 6.7 enforces lower power limits from vBIOS

By nwildner,
Starting with Linux kernel 6.7, users of the AMDGPU driver are not be able to set power limits below the recommended values advised by the AMD Engineering team on the hardware itself. The new low-power limits are intentionally enforced and set based on each card vBIOS specification.

The HDMI Forum rejected AMD's open source HDMI 2.1 implementation

By Liam Dawe,
If you were hoping at some point to see HDMI 2.1+ on Linux with AMD + Mesa, you're out of luck right now as it's simply not going to be happening.

Open-source Vulkan driver for NVIDIA hardware in Mesa, NVK, is now ready for prime time

By Liam Dawe,
The future of NVIDIA hardware on Linux is here with the open source Vulkan driver NVK in Mesa, as there's now a Merge Request to have it shipped by default.

NVIDIA disclose new driver security issues - Feb 28

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA has revealed new GPU driver security issues in their latest bulletin, so here's what you need to know if you're using an NVIDIA GPU on Linux.

NVIDIA 550.54.14 driver released as stable

By Liam Dawe,
NVIDIA today launched the 550.54.14 Linux driver as stable coming with a whole bunch of fixes and improvements, so here's all that's changed.

NVIDIA open source driver to use NVK + Zink for OpenGL on newer GPUs

By nwildner,
A recent merge request on the Mesa Git repository added the initial support for allowing drivers to chose Zink as the translation layer for handling OpenGL.
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