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NVIDIA have released a new Vulkan Beta Driver 435.27.02

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NVIDIA continue pushing out new builds to their special Vulkan Beta Driver, a staging area to test out new features. They've been running this special series now for a number of years, as they continue to keep up with the latest updates to the Vulkan API and their support of Linux with recent drivers has been great.

Today, version 435.27.02 for Linux was released (along with 436.59 for Windows). Here's the highlights of what's new and improved:

  • New:
    • Add HDR10 passthrough presentation format and color space for Windows 10 RS2+
      • VkFormat - VK_FORMAT_A2B10G10R10_UNORM_PACK32
      • VkColorSpaceKHR - VK_COLOR_SPACE_HDR10_ST2084_EXT
    • Added support for the __GL_SYNC_DISPLAY_DEVICE environment variable for Linux Vulkan applications
  • Fixes:
    • Improved bounds checking and stability for some content
    • Improved unused memory reclamation when running low on system memory for Linux
    • General performance improvements

You can find all the info and past changelogs for their special Vulkan Beta Driver on this page.

Eventually the changes from this branch go into their normal driver series, which also had an update with the 440.26 Beta driver about a week ago.

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mrdeathjr 25 October 2019 at 7:47 pm UTC
This drivers show this:

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Last edited by mrdeathjr on 25 October 2019 at 11:52 pm UTC
chui2ch 25 October 2019 at 9:13 pm UTC
Is there a good guide somewhere on installing the NVIDIA driver using the run file?
Leopard 25 October 2019 at 9:22 pm UTC
chui2chIs there a good guide somewhere on installing the NVIDIA driver using the run file?

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/435.21/README/index.html
lectrode 25 October 2019 at 9:56 pm UTC
chui2chIs there a good guide somewhere on installing the NVIDIA driver using the run file?
If you're using Manjaro, you're probably better off waiting for the updated nvidia driver to make it's way to the repos, or modify the relevent PKGBUILD(s) for your kernel/driver combo. Manually installing nvidia drivers could interfere with mhwd.
TheRiddick 26 October 2019 at 4:18 am UTC
I'm not sure if manually installing the driver is safe on Pop_OS either
Grabby 26 October 2019 at 7:58 am UTC
chui2chIs there a good guide somewhere on installing the NVIDIA driver using the run file?

TheRiddickI'm not sure if manually installing the driver is safe on Pop_OS either

Unless you really know what you are doing, avoid installing Nvidia drivers with the .run file. It conflicts with the package manager and be a source of headaches down the line. It's provided by Nvidia more as a source for distro maintainers.

To install the beta driver on Arch, you can use the "nvidia-vulkan" packages in AUR. They can work for Manjaro too, but might conflict with MHWD (not 100% sure about that). In any case, you need to grab the DKMS version to make sure the module is installed for the Manjaro kernel.

I don't know about other distros, there might be a PPA for Ubuntu somewhere.


Last edited by Grabby on 26 October 2019 at 8:05 am UTC
Nevertheless 26 October 2019 at 8:29 am UTC
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lectrode
chui2chIs there a good guide somewhere on installing the NVIDIA driver using the run file?
If you're using Manjaro, you're probably better off waiting for the updated nvidia driver to make it's way to the repos, or modify the relevent PKGBUILD(s) for your kernel/driver combo. Manually installing nvidia drivers could interfere with mhwd.

I'm actually impressed and surprised how far Manjaro XFCE can go upstream, without beeing plagued by typical upstrem issues.
I wouldn't jeopardize this for a little less waiting. If it takes longer, they might just fix the problems you would have had installing the .run file.
Comandante Ñoñardo 26 October 2019 at 4:46 pm UTC
mrdeathjrThis drivers show this:

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Is that PROTON??
Patola 27 October 2019 at 5:27 pm UTC
chui2chIs there a good guide somewhere on installing the NVIDIA driver using the run file?
This is not recommended for a package-based distribution like Debian which you use. The run basically spreads a bunch of files around in the places where packaged files also are. This makes the system have wrong information about what's installed in the system, and can screw the system up in upgrades, installations, deinstallations or even normal operation.
Grifter 27 October 2019 at 6:35 pm UTC
chui2chIs there a good guide somewhere on installing the NVIDIA driver using the run file?

Several other replies have mentioned dangers to installing the drivers manually, and while yes, conflicts can occur, they don't have to with a few precautions taken, it's not all doom and gloom and should something go wonky, like you did an upgrade and all of a sudden your 3d games feel like molasses, it just means the symlinks that point the gl driver to the nvidia version got overwritten, and you can either fix them manually or just re-run the installer of the nvidia driver. Nothing dangerous will happen, nothing that can't be fixed will happen.

So first precaution (speaking from a debian perspective) if you want to be manually installing nvidia drivers you should not have any nvidia packages installed, cause that's just inviting misery. Without nvidia packages, apt will want to satisfy dependencies with libgl1-mesa-dri and libgl1-mesa-glx, these are the two packages that will overwrite your nvidia files, so if any of these are upgraded, see first paragraph.

You download the file, shut down X, be root, sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-version.run; if it warns about compiler version mismatch between kernel and driver you can give a variable infront to use the one you want, for example CC=gcc-4.8 sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-version.run. Obviously you need to have the particular gcc version it asks for installed. It will ask if you want 32bit stuff installed, yes you do, and if you want it to generate an X config, you probably don't need that.

Then you start X and that should be that. Start up nvidia-settings to check everything over. Actually I think in this modern age you don't even need an X config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf), and it will just detect the nvidia driver by itself. But just in case it doesn't, and you can't launch X, either you mess with the config yourself (pretty easy, but everything is easy if you know how), or just run the installer again and when it asks if you want it to generate an X config just say yes.

Go forth and experiment and try new things, it's the best way to learn =)
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