NVIDIA Linux Update

Hi there! I would like to know how I would install the NVIDIA Linux Update https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/drivers/linux-update/ tool to a debian buster system!? I installed the Unix driver I need, the system runs good with it and the installation was no problem. But I’d like to know if there’s a way to keep the driver up to date if there’s a new release of the driver. Just like getting informed and maybe auto-updating it. Thanks a lot!

Never heard of that “NVIDIA Linux Update” tool. The page you linked to mentions Mandrake, so it’s probably around 15 years old.

If you want automatic updates along with other packages on your system you should install the driver from repositories specific to your distributions.

Ah, okay. Thank you for your answer. I thought there maybe might be an up to date version supported by nvidia. I purged the repo driver and installed the original *.run driver to test the performance playing Sekiro on steam using the proton engine. I noticed less lagging and thought about maybe having the option to auto-upgrade the nvidia driver just like the windows package is offering. I will look around for some 3rd party repository or some configuration hints on that issue. Thank you.

If it was the exact same driver version, perhaps running the game again was smoother thanks to the dxvk shader cache.

I was wondering for many years why I would get many small split-second freezes in games, especially on loading screens or when games load assets like sound effects. Turned out it was due to programs stalling when trying to allocate memory, which appears to be a general issue. Try “grep allocstall /proc/vmstat”, if the numbers increase while playing the game then that might also play a role here.
Following this guy’s advice finally fixed it for me: https://github.com/kakra/wine-proton#reducing-stutters-due-to-allocstall