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    Phoronix: NVIDIA 470.74 Linux Driver Released With Several Fixes

    NVIDIA has released their latest 470 series Linux driver point release...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...A-470.74-Linux

  • #2
    One advantage of NVidia not being part of the kernel tree is you get updates fast and quick that is not bound to the Linux kernel version

    Fixed a bug that caused nvidia-drm.ko to crash when loading with DRM-KMS enabled (modeset=1) on Linux v5.14.
    This is good to hear that its being fixed.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by birdie
      Not fixed or addressed (though let me check once again):
      Intersting, never triggered that one. Have you forced HW acceleration?

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      • #4
        Originally posted by blacknova View Post

        Intersting, never triggered that one. Have you forced HW acceleration?
        Nope, it crashed regardless. The issue with a segfault has apparently been fixed. Nice! Now let's test GravityMark.

        Still crashing:

        Code:
        ./run_windowed_gles.sh
        
        NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:07:00): 32, pid=22684, Channel ID 00000020 intr0 00040000
        NVRM: Xid (PCI:0000:07:00): 32, pid=22684, Channel ID 00000020 intr0 00040000
        Not a big deal, I don't have any other GLES applications anyways.
        Last edited by birdie; 20 September 2021, 11:06 AM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by birdie View Post

          Nope, it crashed regardless.
          I also don't have this issue, I am using Brave (which is chromium based) along with hardware acceleration on a dedicated NVidia GPU with the blob and I have no problem

          These are my brave://gpu flags (same as chrome://gpu flags)

          Code:
          Graphics Feature Status
          • Canvas: Hardware accelerated
          • Compositing: Hardware accelerated
          • Multiple Raster Threads: Enabled
          • Out-of-process Rasterization: Hardware accelerated
          • OpenGL: Enabled
          • Rasterization: Hardware accelerated
          • Skia Renderer: Enabled
          • Video Decode: Hardware accelerated
          • Vulkan: Disabled
          • WebGL: Hardware accelerated
          • WebGL2: Hardware accelerated

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          • #6
            Originally posted by mdedetrich View Post
            One advantage of NVidia not being part of the kernel tree is you get updates fast and quick that is not bound to the Linux kernel version
            I don't think it's much of an advantage, as fixes can be quickly backported for point releases.
            But of course rolling back to older versions in case of issues is an option.

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            • #7
              I hope they get the GBM/Wayland changes in this series, as it is supposed to be the last one that will support my graphics card.

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              • #8
                Xwayland support still has a long way forward. I experience weird glitches (diagonal tearing and some kind of stuttering) in games. Which is sad because everything else works ok.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by aufkrawall View Post
                  I don't think it's much of an advantage, as fixes can be quickly backported for point releases.
                  But of course rolling back to older versions in case of issues is an option.
                  You still have to wait for your distribution to update the Kernel and also this backporting isn't always guaranteed. And if you are on an older stable LTS distro, well good luck then.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mdedetrich View Post

                    You still have to wait for your distribution to update the Kernel and also this backporting isn't always guaranteed. And if you are on an older stable LTS distro, well good luck then.
                    With nvidia it's the other way around, you need a driver update if Xorg ABI changes or kernel gets updates.

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