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NVIDIA 470.74 Graphics Driver Brings Support for Linux Kernel 5.14, Firefox Improvements

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Good news for NVIDIA users who want to upgrade their distributions to Linux 5.14 as NVIDIA 470.74 is here with a fix for bug that caused the nvidia-drm.ko kernel module to crash when loading with DRM-KMS enabled (modeset=1) on the Linux 5.14 kernel series.

In addition, it improves support for the Mozilla Firefox web browser to prevent visual corruption by adding an application profile to disable FXAA (also available for FreeBSD and Solaris systems), it fixes a Vulkan performance regression that affected the rFactor2 computer racing simulator game, and addresses a bug that could cause GPU apps to exit when resuming from suspend.

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NVIDIA 470.74 Linux Driver Released With Several Fixes

  • NVIDIA 470.74 Linux Driver Released With Several Fixes - Phoronix

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

    The NVIDIA 470 series Linux proprietary driver continues to mature with today's 470.74 driver release to kick off a new week.

    The NVIDIA 470.74 Linux driver has a fix around high system memory usage for some games with VKD3D-Proton for running Direct3D 12 atop Vulkan. There is also a notable fix to ensure FXAA is disabled for Mozilla Firefox to prevent visual corruption. There is also a Vulkan performance regression fix for rFactor2.

NVIDIA 470.74 for Linux is out fixing up memory usage...

  • NVIDIA 470.74 for Linux is out fixing up memory usage for Direct3D 12 with VKD3D-Proton

    NVIDIA today released the NVIDIA 470.74 driver for Linux from their "Production Branch" which includes some important bug fixes so you might want to upgrade now if you've been holding off.

    One issue that has been coming up for users of Steam Play Proton is that Direct3D 12 games have been seeing high system memory usage, which has caused many Windows games to become unplayable. Thankfully this driver fixes that! Thanks to that fix most people should be able to upgrade to 470.74.

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