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nvidia drivers with ppa, does it auto update ?

milikitato
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Hello,

currently I have the nvidia drivers 390.116 that comes with kde neon.
They auto-update when needed. Perfect.

Starting lutris, I get a message that my drivers aren’t up to date.

They have a step by step procedure to update them at https://github.com/lutris/lutris/wiki/I ... ng-drivers. Specifically :
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nvidia-driver-418

my questions are:
- doing all mentioned steps, will the driver auto update itself when new versions/patches come out?
-if not auto updated, is there a way to make it so or must I constantly keep and eye for new releases to manually install them?
-In future case, if I do, for example “sudo apt install nvidia-driver-419”, will that replace the old driver or will I end up with multiple drivers installed?

Thanks.
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Yes, they will. When you add a PPA it is essentially another repository. If you install a package from the PPA then the package manager will check that PPA when checking for updates.
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save yourself a headache and install the vulkan drivers. i have a nvidia 750 ti currently using the 430 driver.

https://linuxconfig.org/install-and-test-vulkan-on-linux


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sorry it was the mistake, delete my post, I wanted to write a reply to my post xD
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Hi all,

I've checked and the verdict is that it doesn't auto-update the drivers to the latest version.
I have nvidia-drivers-418. I've notived that there's the 430 available in the ppa but it has not installed that driver.
I guess it does something like 418.56 update to a 418.66 but not a 418.56 to a 430.xx.
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milikitato wrote:Hi all,

I've checked and the verdict is that it doesn't auto-update the drivers to the latest version.
I have nvidia-drivers-418. I've notived that there's the 430 available in the ppa but it has not installed that driver.
I guess it does something like 418.56 update to a 418.66 but not a 418.56 to a 430.xx.


which ppa? one you have or the one i posted? cause i used the one i posted and am on 430 from it.


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mrgrimm wrote:save yourself a headache and install the vulkan drivers. i have a nvidia 750 ti currently using the 430 driver.

https://linuxconfig.org/install-and-test-vulkan-on-linux


For interests sake, how is status of Vulkan since the article was written. I am not too familiar with the technology but it sounds promising.

 
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