New CUDA on WSL2 WIP driver 465.42 is now available for download!

Hope you all had a great start to the New Year!

We are back here again to announce the release of the latest version of the preview driver, and this update includes many features that you have eagerly been asking for!

We are pleased to inform you that WSL2 WIP driver 465.42 is now available for download. CUDA 11.2 toolkit will be functional for WSL v2 with this release. The soul of this driver release are some performance improvements we have made. Please let us know below what you think!

Please register for the NVIDIA Developer Program and the Microsoft Windows Insider Program, to access the driver installers and documentation from the Downloads area on our CUDA on WSL webpage.

Our user guide and blog links below, contain valuable information to aid you to learn how CUDA works with WSL, including how to get started with running applications, and deep learning containers.

We encourage all of our developers to use our Forum for sharing their experience with the larger WSL community.


Thanks very much. Finally got CUDA 11.2 support. Nevertheless, I find 465.42 causes MS Flight Simulator (2020) starts with black screen. This could be caused by WDDM 3.0 supported, not likely, though. Could anyone tell me where to report the problem? It’s not for this forum obviously.

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Brightness controls no longer work on my device since updating to 465.42. Everything else seems to work fine, e.g. Cuda toolkit 11.2. I am on Windows build 21301 with an HP ZBook studio x360 G5. Any suggestions? (tried disabling and enabling device driver, and of course restarting).

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I installed this new driver 465.42, and when I’m trying to run nvidia-smi.exe in powershell, it crashes nvidia-smi.exe right away.

I thought that this could be some old driver issue, so I tried install driver again, but this time as a clean installation, didn’t work either.

Is there way to fallback on older version?

Edit: i9-9900k + 2080Ti
PS C:\Users\Jecode> nvidia-smi.exe
Mon Feb 1 10:45:09 2021
| NVIDIA-SMI 461.40 Driver Version: 461.40 CUDA Version: 11.2 |
| GPU Name TCC/WDDM | Bus-Id Disp.A | Volatile Uncorr. ECC |
| Fan Temp Perf Pwr:Usage/Cap| Memory-Usage | GPU-Util Compute M. |
| | | MIG M. |
| 0 GeForce RTX 208... WDDM | 00000000:01:00.0 On | N/A |
| 0% 51C P8 39W / 300W | 1089MiB / 11264MiB | 13% Default |
| | | N/A |

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nvidia-docker does not work on this driver.

How do I roll back to 465.21 from 465.42? I do not have a roll back driver option in device manager. Trying to fix my issue of brightness controls no longer working.

I’ve installed this driver on Windows 10 pro preview (build 21318.1000) On Lenovo Legion 7 with GTX 2070 Super to try out WSL2 feature.

Here are the issues I’ve encountered:

  • immediately after install the brightness controls no longer work
  • after restart the laptop display goes black and no longer works (the external display on hdmi seems fine)

The only solution was to revert to the driver version provided by lenovo (457.20), but GPU on WSL2 no longer works. Any suggestions on what might go wrong?

Just installed 465.42 on build 21318.1000 using an RTX2080. Unfortunately I am encountering severe screen flickering in the top half of my screen after installing the driver. Rolling back resolves this issue.

İnstalling CUDA GEFORCE driver caused a black screen blinking on the top of my screen. Is there any other working driver available?