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NVIDIA have again pushed out a brand new Vulkan beta driver, with version 418.31.03 now available with game fixes and new extensions.

As a reminder, these drivers are a special series all by themselves, done outside of their normal driver series to test new features, new API extensions and other interesting stuff.

Here's whats new and changed in this release:

It's good to see NVIDIA act so quickly to help improve Linux gaming, also interesting to see drivers get special adjustments just for projects like DXVK. Not surprising though, since it's included in Valve's Steam Play. The more games playable on Linux, the wider the testing area they have.

See the full info on the NVIDIA website.

Hat tip to Jack!

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Blaster-PR 19 February 2019 at 7:58 pm UTC
where is the ppa for this we need one!
liamdawe 19 February 2019 at 7:59 pm UTC
Blaster-PRwhere is the ppa for this we need one!
Sadly, it seems the original Ubuntu PPA for these drivers hasn't been updated in some time.


Last edited by liamdawe at 19 February 2019 at 8:00 pm UTC
Avehicle7887 19 February 2019 at 8:19 pm UTC
The Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu can be installed using the default installer from the official website, I've been installing them that way for the past 5 years without issues.
kaymio 19 February 2019 at 9:06 pm UTC
Why is there no official Linux port of Hitman 2?
Patola 19 February 2019 at 9:09 pm UTC
Avehicle7887The Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu can be installed using the default installer from the official website, I've been installing them that way for the past 5 years without issues.
I would never betray my distro's packaging system with such a vile and malignant non-packaged installation!!! I am even surprised it apparently survived kernel upgrades for you....

(in the most extreme cases I build the package myself)
TheDaftRick 19 February 2019 at 9:17 pm UTC
liamdawe
Blaster-PRwhere is the ppa for this we need one!
Sadly, it seems the original Ubuntu PPA for these drivers hasn't been updated in some time.

You have the wrong link it's /ppa not /dev
Last update was 4 days ago for version 4.15.27

https://launchpad.net/~graphics-drivers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa


Last edited by TheDaftRick at 19 February 2019 at 9:19 pm UTC
mrdeathjr 19 February 2019 at 9:30 pm UTC
image

According nvidia json file:

{ "fileformat_version" : "1.0.0", "ICD": { "library_path": "NV_VK_ICD_", "api_version" : "1.1.99" } }

wvstolzing 19 February 2019 at 10:00 pm UTC
Patola
Avehicle7887The Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu can be installed using the default installer from the official website, I've been installing them that way for the past 5 years without issues.
I would never betray my distro's packaging system with such a vile and malignant non-packaged installation!!! I am even surprised it apparently survived kernel upgrades for you....

(in the most extreme cases I build the package myself)

I used nvidia's installers for about a year on Fedora (and briefly on openSUSE), with no problems; the kernel modules would be automatically rebuilt with each update. I moved to negativo17's repos just out of laziness -- and because he updates his repo very quickly. (The only drawback is that he doesn't package the beta drivers for stable (so to speak) Fedora.)

I understand distros' general caution about this, but I don't get why they don't explain (in wikis or manuals; whereever the topic of proprietary nvidia drivers comes up) *exactly* what's under risk of breaking. It can't *just* be that they don't want newbies to panic when they have to boot into a virtual terminal.


Last edited by wvstolzing at 19 February 2019 at 10:06 pm UTC
jens 19 February 2019 at 10:17 pm UTC
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What are the effects of having VK_EXT_depth_clip_enable? Does having and using this extension by DXVK prevents some sort of clipping issues or is it more efficient/improves performance when setting this (once) on the driver side?

(I wish my knowledge would be better in graphics api domain..)


Last edited by jens at 19 February 2019 at 10:20 pm UTC
Vortex_Acherontic 19 February 2019 at 10:29 pm UTC
Fixes for HITMAN 2?
I played the whole game with Proton and didn't noticed any issues. What was wrong? o.o
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