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NVIDIA Launches Three Linux Driver Versions at Once

New versions of the driver bring improvements to VULKAN and OpenGL.

NVIDIA released on Monday (29), three new versions of its drivers for Linux, for the 430 and 418 lines, the latter being BETA with VULKAN and OpenGL.

NVIDIA launches at once, three driver versions for Linux The first driver to receive the update was from the 430 line, now coming with Long Lived stable driver at 430.40, with the following improvements and news:

Added support for the following GPUs: GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER and Quadro RTX 3000 with Max-Q Design;

Fixed a driver installation failure on Linux kernel configurations with CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU;

Updated nvidia-bug-report.sh to search systemd journal for gdm-x-session logs;

Added nvidia-installer support for systems providing ncurses libraries supporting only ABI widechar ncurses.

Already in the BETA drivers of line 418, we had news in both VULKAN and OpenGL. Starting with the version with VULKAN, which comes in number 418.52.18, two extensions of Vulkan 1.1.117 and one of Vulkan 1.1.116 have been added. In this version they test the news of the VULKAN. The extensions are also: In this BETA, the driver version was also released with the OpenGL implementations, which follow Vulkan-style subgroups extensions or Vulkan Subgroup Extensions Style. The first extensions were: It may seem strange at first to have the same version of BETA for both VULKAN and OpenGL, but the people at GamingOnLinux questioned one of NVIDIA's Twitter devs about it, and he said that at the moment they will be together, but in the future they will be on different dates. The Tweet you can check here.

These new versions are not yet available in the district repositories (PPA is now available), but may be updated soon.

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