Linux, Solaris, and FreeBSD driver 520.56.06 [new feature branch release]

Release highlights since 515.76:

  • Implemented support for over-the-air updates in the Proton and Wine NVIDIA NGX build. This feature is disabled by default and can be enabled by setting the “PROTON_ENABLE_NGX_UPDATER” environment variable to a value of “1”.

  • Updated the Vulkan driver so that the following extensions no longer depend on nvidia-uvm.ko being loaded at runtime:

    • VK_KHR_acceleration_structure
    • VK_KHR_deferred_host_operations
    • VK_KHR_ray_query
    • VK_KHR_ray_tracing_pipeline
    • VK_NV_cuda_kernel_launch
    • VK_NV_ray_tracing
    • VK_NV_ray_tracing_motion_blur
    • VK_NVX_binary_import
    • VK_NVX_image_view_handle
  • Updated nvidia-installer to allow use of the “–add-this-kernel” feature by non-root users.

  • Updated nvidia-installer to display a more accurate progress bar when building the kernel modules.

  • Updated nvidia-installer to display a warning message if a Vulkan ICD loader is not detected.

  • Reworked nvidia-installer’s support for DKMS: the kernel modules will now be optionally registered with DKMS after the installer has already built and installed them on its own. nvidia-installer will now register the kernel modules with DKMS by default when the dkms(8) utility is detected on the system.

  • Fixed a bug in the Vulkan driver which could lead to corruption in geometry and tessellation control shaders.

  • Added a new CUDA Debugger implementation for Pascal and newer architectures as a part of the driver package: (previously released separately as “CUDA GDB Developer Preview”).

  • Fixed a regression in 515.76 that caused blank screens and hangs when starting an X server on RTX 30 series GPUs in some configurations where the boot display is connected via HDMI.

  • Fixed a bug where Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered would sometimes crash with Xid 13 errors on Turing and later.

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