Unfortunately, I don't tend to notice when Linux drivers get released; it's something I want to report more frequently on. Luckily, this time, I heard about NVIDIA's 370.28 graphics drivers while they were still fresh. This one opens up overclocking (and underclocking) for GeForce 10-series GPUs, although NVIDIA (of course) mentions that this is “at the user's own risk”. It also fixes a bunch of Vulkan bugs.
Many of these fixes were in the previous, but beta-class drivers, 370.23. It, like 370.28, also includes experimental support for PRIME Synchronization. PRIME handles choosing which GPU drives a given display, which may be different from the GPU that is rendering that image. I'm not too familiar with the system, and I've heard some jokes from the Linux community over the last couple of years about its almost vaporware-like status, but I don't have any personal experience with it.
370.28 is available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Linux on their website.
It would be news if the
It would be news if the driver was open source.
Yes so open source please
Yes so open source please Nvidia! Cue the famous Linus Bird at Nvidia video. Hopefully AMD’s new support for Linux will allow for some Linux OS OEM laptops without Intel/Nvidia as the only options! Zen/Polaris and Linux OS OEM laptops Please.
Let me guess, you’re working
Let me guess, you’re working for free every day… :o)
Open Source does not means
Open Source does not means free!
Open Source means competitive marketplace and transparency.
Open Source means free for
Open Source means free for competitors to steal your work in closed source.
How could a independent developer protect his IP against any giant multinational without a penny to pay his lawyer after discovering the cheat by reverse engineering?
Only the industrial secret could give him a true protection.
For interoperability only open standard matters. See how Google rip off Java from Oracle…
Recently gave up on Linux as
Recently gave up on Linux as I can’t figure out the black screen, flashing cursor issue on boot.
I can install Linux Mint, but a few days later I can’t boot. Reinstall, same issue.
Same thing apparently for SteamOS and other distros. It MAY be a video driver issue but there’s much confusion.
(when it was working I couldn’t figure out how to get VSYNC working anyway in Linux Mint so videos, games, and scrolling have screen tear.. aaargh… it worked several months ago)
You should gave up on
You should gave up on computers if you can’t use it without breaking everything. 😛
NB: Don’t buy any laptop, they always have overheating issues.