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NVIDIA have three new Linux driver releases out today

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Today, NVIDIA have released a new stable driver update in addition to an updated Vulkan beta driver and a new OpenGL beta driver.

Starting with NVIDIA 430.40 which is a stable driver release in their "Long Lived" branch which includes these changes:

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER
    • Quadro RTX 3000 with Max-Q Design 
  • Fixed a driver installation failure in Linux kernel configurations with CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU.
  • Updated nvidia-bug-report.sh to search the systemd journal for gdm-x-session logs.
  • Added support to nvidia-installer for systems which provide ncurses libraries supporting the ncurses widechar ABI only.

They also put out the 418.52.18 Vulkan beta driver, which is where they test out the latest Vulkan features and new extensions. It comes with support for two new extensions added with Vulkan 1.1.117 and one from Vulkan 1.1.116:

Finally, they also just started doing an OpenGL beta driver 418.52.18 (same version number as the Vulkan beta) which includes support for "Vulkan-style subgroups extensions" (source):

Note: Currently the OpenGL beta and the Vulkan beta driver are the same. However, this will likely change in future. An NVIDIA developer mentioned to us on Twitter, that their schedules aligned for this release.

Busy day for NVIDIA drivers but it's really great to see them promptly release, especially helpful for developers looking to test out the very latest features of the different APIs.

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Glog78 29 July 2019 at 6:44 pm UTC
Hi Liam,

i did download both drivers and did a small md5sum ->

md5sum ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_*
5480d71d44b4ea6c2444e254d93fc051 ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_opengl.run
5480d71d44b4ea6c2444e254d93fc051 ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_vk.run

since the md5sum is equal i would say this are both the same driver (opengl & vk).
Liam Dawe 29 July 2019 at 6:47 pm UTC
Glog78Hi Liam,

i did download both drivers and did a small md5sum ->

md5sum ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_*
5480d71d44b4ea6c2444e254d93fc051 ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_opengl.run
5480d71d44b4ea6c2444e254d93fc051 ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_vk.run

since the md5sum is equal i would say this are both the same driver (opengl & vk).
They could well be. Another way to check would be to use the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer on the OpenGL driver and see if the new Vulkan extensions show up, if they don't it's not the same. Would be odd if they were exactly the same, since they created an entirely separate page and download for them.

Edit: Yup, currently the same, but won't be in future. Added a note.


Last edited by Liam Dawe on 29 July 2019 at 7:12 pm UTC
trawz 29 July 2019 at 7:00 pm UTC
Nice, I was having some issues launching graphical applications with my new 2080. Hope this fixes it
x_wing 29 July 2019 at 7:12 pm UTC
liamdawe
Glog78Hi Liam,

i did download both drivers and did a small md5sum ->

md5sum ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_*
5480d71d44b4ea6c2444e254d93fc051 ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_opengl.run
5480d71d44b4ea6c2444e254d93fc051 ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_vk.run

since the md5sum is equal i would say this are both the same driver (opengl & vk).
They could well be. Another way to check would be to use the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer on the OpenGL driver and see if the new Vulkan extensions show up, if they don't it's not the same. Would be odd if they were exactly the same, since they created an entirely separate page and download for them.

But the download page is the same for OpenGL and Vulkan, isn't it? I think they have one package with both libraries.

By they way, getting a md5 synonym is highly unlikely but you can use SHA1 to be 100% sure .
Liam Dawe 29 July 2019 at 7:14 pm UTC
x_wing
liamdawe
Glog78Hi Liam,

i did download both drivers and did a small md5sum ->

md5sum ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_*
5480d71d44b4ea6c2444e254d93fc051 ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_opengl.run
5480d71d44b4ea6c2444e254d93fc051 ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-418.52.18_vk.run

since the md5sum is equal i would say this are both the same driver (opengl & vk).
They could well be. Another way to check would be to use the Vulkan Hardware Capability Viewer on the OpenGL driver and see if the new Vulkan extensions show up, if they don't it's not the same. Would be odd if they were exactly the same, since they created an entirely separate page and download for them.

But the download page is the same for OpenGL and Vulkan, isn't it? I think they have one package with both libraries.

By they way, getting a md5 synonym is highly unlikely but you can use SHA1 to be 100% sure .
See my edit and the note in the article.
mrdeathjr 29 July 2019 at 7:16 pm UTC
In my case d9vk stay working

image

this nvidia driver fix very few fps (10 to 8 fps) in my case with mafia 2

image

and hard reset issue seems fixed too (update total freeze still remains)




Last edited by mrdeathjr on 29 July 2019 at 9:31 pm UTC
Comandante Ñoñardo 29 July 2019 at 9:27 pm UTC
I wonder when and if this driver will be available for Ubuntu 16.04.6...
Luke_Nukem 29 July 2019 at 10:03 pm UTC
Anyone know what the wayland status is these days?
Whitewolfe80 29 July 2019 at 10:30 pm UTC
Luke_NukemAnyone know what the wayland status is these days?

xorg is still better for gaming though there have been some improvements thats pretty much the update
sub 29 July 2019 at 10:40 pm UTC
Whitewolfe80
Luke_NukemAnyone know what the wayland status is these days?

xorg is still better for gaming though there have been some improvements thats pretty much the update

I guess Luke was referring to Nvidia+Wayland.
Didn't they (Nvidia) struggled over some stream support that was refused and then reworked?
Is it supported at all by now?
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