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NVIDIA have released a new Vulkan Beta Driver 435.27.02
28 October 2019 at 2:06 am UTC

Grifter
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 =)
Thanks. Yea I had issues with the nouveau driver. I had to blacklist it and rebuid? the kernel(I'm not sure if that is the correct terminology). I also saw a lot of people say don't install the run file, but if you want up to date drivers on Debian stable right now you almost have to. The Nvidia 430 drivers have not made it to backports. I also used time shift in case I broke anything .

NVIDIA have released a new Vulkan Beta Driver 435.27.02
25 October 2019 at 9:13 pm UTC

Is there a good guide somewhere on installing the NVIDIA driver using the run file?

Facepunch Studios confirm their plan for the Linux version of Rust, to be split from Windows & Mac
9 August 2019 at 6:06 pm UTC Likes: 1

I understand, but it does feel bad. Most of the people I played rust with are windows users. I'm glad they are upfront about no longer supporting Linux with future releases.

Mesa 19.1 is officially out plus NVIDIA 430.26 is available now
12 June 2019 at 10:40 am UTC

The Nvidia driver seems to fix the visual bug in Assassins Creed Odyssey that has been present in the last few driver releases https://github.com/doitsujin/dxvk/issues/928.

Steam Play just got two updates with 4.2-3 and 3.16-9, some great stuff included
19 April 2019 at 7:32 pm UTC

morbiusMutant Year Zero worked great yesterday with Proton 4.2-2, tonight Steam auto updates it to 4.2-3 and the game won't start any more.

It works for me on 4.2-3.

Steam Play just got two updates with 4.2-3 and 3.16-9, some great stuff included
18 April 2019 at 10:53 pm UTC

If any one has Okami HD and can test I would like to know if it works. I would really like to play that game.

Dark sci-fi action RPG 'Hellpoint' looks good in the new trailer, still coming to Linux
29 March 2019 at 1:20 pm UTC Likes: 2

TheSHEEEP
chui2chMaybe you should start streaming dark souls 3. Then you can get good before hellpoint releases.
It's spelled "git gud".

I thought about spelling it that way, but I am not good at any of the souls games. I did not want to give the wrong impression by spelling it the internet troll way.

Dark sci-fi action RPG 'Hellpoint' looks good in the new trailer, still coming to Linux
29 March 2019 at 12:16 pm UTC Likes: 1

Maybe you should start streaming dark souls 3. Then you can get good before hellpoint releases.

Cyber Shadow published by Yacht Club Games (Shovel Knight) looks awesome & it's coming to Linux
27 March 2019 at 9:29 pm UTC Likes: 1

I need this in my life!! I was so bummed that the messenger skipped Linux, but this looks like it will scratch the itch I have.

Steam Play versus Linux Version, a little performance comparison and more thoughts
18 January 2019 at 8:17 pm UTC

Kimyrielle
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KimyrielleIf I remember right, Valve already hired the person behind DXVK, so it's not that they aren't getting compensated for their work.
Literally me. That's why I mentioned it ;)

Haha, I had no idea! I guess I didn't exactly tell you news then!!!

Thanks for your hard work!!!

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QuoteOpenGL is still fine for low graphics titles but for intensive games Vulkan is a must.
That's something you might want to tell VP.

Then again, if they are stuck porting terrible games with terrible sales expectations I can't really blame them either.

Seriously, most of the stuff they're porting I've never heard of before. I keep forgetting that there even -is- a company left porting games to Linux other than Feral. On their website they list ARMA III as their only game in development right now - and if my memory doesn't totally betray me, Liam reported a while back that the Linux port of that game will no longer be actively worked on.
A hat in time was listed on their website not long ago. I really hope they are still porting it. I will totes be sad if VP is no longer bringing it to Linux.

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