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It seems the NVIDIA driver has had a few issues lately with multiple titles played with DXVK and Steam Play, so they've put out a new Vulkan Beta driver in need of some testing.

The 435.19.03 driver was released yesterday, with these adjustments included:


  • Fixed a bug which caused corruption in the following DXVK titles:
    • Saints Row IV
    • Saints Row: The Third
  • Fall back to system memory when video memory is full for some driver-internal allocations.
    • This can help fix Xid 13 and Xid 31 cases when video memory is full. 

It's possible that last fix might help freezing issues with Squad, Tom Clancy's: The Division, Monster Hunter World, Overwatch and probably a number of others.

If you had games like those which randomly freeze up on NVIDIA, it may be worth re-testing with this latest driver and reporting back to NVIDIA. An NVIDIA rep did comment on the Squad DXVK bug report, to ask for testing. You can report back on the NVIDIA forum or any of the bug reports for those noted games above on the DXVK GitHub.

You can find the Vulkan Beta driver here.

Just a reminder in case there's any confusion: 435.21 is the latest stable Linux driver, which is a different series to the Vulkan and OpenGL Beta drivers which usually have the extra two version points at the end. Eventually, changes from the Vulkan/OpenGL Betas make it into the stable series.

Hat tip to Ryao.

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Patola 7 September 2019 at 3:52 pm UTC
Is there a PPA for it?
edo 7 September 2019 at 8:55 pm UTC
Does people prefer to play SR 3 & 4 with proton rather that the performant VP ports?
Avehicle7887 7 September 2019 at 9:10 pm UTC
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edoDoes people prefer to play SR 3 & 4 with proton rather that the performant VP ports?

I don't know how the VP port performs vs DXVK but this fix is helpful for GOG users where the Linux version is not available.
Expalphalog 7 September 2019 at 9:45 pm UTC
I swear, every time I try to update my drivers, Cinnamon starts crashing on start up. It's annoying.
Comandante Ñoñardo 9 September 2019 at 1:07 am UTC
ExpalphalogI swear, every time I try to update my drivers, Cinnamon starts crashing on start up. It's annoying.
The same happen to me when I try to upgrade the drivers on my old Ubuntu 16.04 (I tried to upgrade to 18.04, but the upgrade process doesn't work)
Derheim 9 September 2019 at 3:13 pm UTC
NICE! hopefully this will fix Monster Hunter World freezing every 10 min on my gtx970.
fnordianslip 19 September 2019 at 7:33 pm UTC
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This seems to have fixed my crashes running Foxhole too, which I did think looked eerily similar in the logs to those I was seeing playing Squad! Good stuff.
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