NVIDIA 525.105.17 Linux Driver Backports IBT Kernel Compatibility, Other Fixes

Written by Michael Larabel in NVIDIA on 30 March 2023 at 02:00 PM EDT. 5 Comments
While last week NVIDIA promoted their 530 Linux driver series to stable, for those using the prior NVIDIA 525 series production branch a new point release was issued today that backports several fixes.

Most notable with the NVIDIA 525.105.17 Linux driver out today is it back-porting support for Linux kernel compatibility when engaging the Indirect Branch Tracking (IBT) functionality. Intel landed IBT support into Linux 6.2 but has caused issues for NVIDIA's kernel driver, which were fixed with the new NVIDIA 530 driver series and with today's update also fixed for the 525 driver for improving Linux 6.2+ kernel compatibility.

Also worth mentioning with the NVIDIA 525.105.17 Linux driver update is adding support for console restoration when making use of the SimpleDRM driver.

Aside from those items, there are several other bug fixes affecting the NVIDIA Settings UI, excessive GPU power consumption at idle when driving multiple monitors at high refresh rates, and various other bugs now resolved.

NVIDIA Linux driver update

Downloads and more details on the NVIDIA R525 Linux driver update via NVIDIA.com.
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