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NVIDIA driver 415.22 is out for Linux, finally adding Transform Feedback support

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Finally, after waiting for a few months NVIDIA has released a new mainline driver which includes Transform Feedback support. Previously, you had to use their special Vulkan beta driver to get it.

The "VK_EXT_transform_feedback" extension is one that was made especially for helping support translation layers from other 3D APIs. In our case, it helps DXVK plus Wine (and so Valve's Steam Play) with certain Windows games when run on Linux.

Additionally, this 415.22 release also adds in the fixed-up support for Unity games not working and solves a build failure with the Linux Kernel 4.20 release candidates. 

If you're on Ubuntu, keep an eye on this PPA where it should land in the next few days for easy installation and updating. I just hope the PPA doesn't break Vulkan again when updating like it did recently. I've sent the maintainers of that PPA a message to notify them of the new release.

For other distributions, you likely already know where to look. For those installing manually, see the NVIDIA website.

Hat tip to bird_or_cage.

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mrdeathjr 7 December 2018 at 6:25 pm UTC
Piers Daniell from nvidia said this:

QuoteHeads up to folks on this thread.

We just released the 415.22 mainline driver at the
usual place

This contains a fix for Unity games running under
Proton/Wine and also supports VK_EXT_transform_feedback.


Last edited by mrdeathjr on 7 December 2018 at 10:58 pm UTC
Tim 7 December 2018 at 6:27 pm UTC
Nice. Available in Fedora Rawhide already Now it possible to upgrade for Nvidia users.
dibz 7 December 2018 at 6:29 pm UTC
Yay, I was just thinking about sending them a heads up to get an update and then I see this.
Comandante Ñoñardo 7 December 2018 at 8:59 pm UTC
I wonder if this is the reason why Proton wasn't updated in a month.
mrdeathjr 7 December 2018 at 9:03 pm UTC
Comandante Ñoñardommm...
I wonder if this is the reason why Proton wasn't updated in a month.

Maybe can related with faudio because them stay very active and them stay testing faudio with proton

kean 7 December 2018 at 9:07 pm UTC
Hmm, New NV and Wine I will have to test if Rust became playable or not

Last edited by kean on 7 December 2018 at 9:07 pm UTC
jens 7 December 2018 at 9:51 pm UTC
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mrdeathjrPeter daniels from nvidia said this:

You got his name somewhat wrong.
mrdeathjr 7 December 2018 at 10:59 pm UTC
mrdeathjrPeter daniels from nvidia said this:

You got his name somewhat wrong.



Beamboom 7 December 2018 at 11:08 pm UTC
"keep an eye on this PPA" ¬> what PPA?
Leeo97one 7 December 2018 at 11:12 pm UTC
Beamboom"keep an eye on this PPA" ¬> what PPA?

Last edited by Leeo97one on 7 December 2018 at 11:13 pm UTC
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