NVIDIA 515.48.07 Linux Driver Released As Stable With Open Kernel Driver Option

Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 31 May 2022 at 12:00 PM EDT. 12 Comments
Following the NVIDIA R515 Linux driver beta from earlier this month that was published alongside NVIDIA's open kernel driver announcement, today the NVIDIA 515.48.07 Linux driver has been released as the first R515 stable release.

There isn't much changed over the earlier beta with NVIDIA 515.48.07 simply being the first stable release. This includes the prior beta changes including the NVIDIA open kernel driver option -- but for consumer GPUs the proprietary kernel driver remains the default for now.

This NVIDIA R515 release also has support for the VK_EXT_external_memory_dma_buf and VK_EXT_image_drm_format_modifier extensions, NVIDIA installer updates, Valve Gamescope compositor handling work, systemd service file updates, and a variety of other mostly small fixes.

NVIDIA 515.48.07 is out today as the newest stable Linux driver to end out the month of May.

Downloads and the full change-log on the NVIDIA 515.48.07 Linux driver via NVIDIA.com.
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