New Release Update: NVIDIA 550.90.07 with Critical Bug Fixes

At the current time that you are waiting for the NVIDIA 555 release, Nvidia released a smaller update to the NVIDIA 550.90.07. This update comes with a variety of crucial bug fixes. One of the key features is the enhanced capability of the nvidia-modprobe command to detect if kernel modules are already loaded. This improvement addresses an issue that previously prevented nvidia-persistenced from setting persistence mode on some systems, benefiting users on Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris.

New Improvements in NVIDIA 550.90.07

Additionally, the update resolves a bug that could cause the X server to crash when graphics applications requested single-buffered drawables, especially when features like Vulkan sharpening were enabled. It also fixes a race condition that could lead to crashes when Xid errors occur concurrently on multiple GPUs, and it addresses a bug that could lead to a kernel panic due to a failure to release a spinlock. These fixes apply across Linux, FreeBSD, and Solaris systems.

For all supported systems, version 550.90.07 also corrects an issue where additional X screens might claim displays that should have been assigned to a prior X screen based on the given X configuration.

Specifically for Linux systems, this update fixes a bug that could cause corruption when the GLX_EXT_buffer_age OpenGL extension is used on X.Org with PRIME render offloading. To work around a corruption issue, it temporarily disables the GLX_EXT_buffer_age OpenGL extension on Xwayland.

FreeBSD users will appreciate the fix for a bug that caused driver installation failures when the manual page installation directory didn’t exist. For Solaris systems, this update addresses a kernel panic issue that could occur on systems where the system console is not driven by an NVIDIA GPU.

Download NVIDIA 550.90.07

You can download the NVIDIA 550.90.07 graphics driver for 64-bit or ARM64 (AArch64) Linux systems, as well as for 64-bit FreeBSD and 32-bit/64-bit Solaris systems, from the official website. This is a production branch release, and it’s recommended for all users.


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