Saturday, December 2, 2017

Linux Stuttering Driver 380 VRAM BUG / Revert back to 375

Thanks a lot to the r/linux_gaming

So if you are experiencing stuttering in games (opengl/directx[wine]) and noticing a huge FPS drop every 6-7 seconds then this is caused probably because you are using an NVIDIA 38X_x driver which is reported to have a VRAM-BUG issue.

Link about the VRAM-BUG:

1) First of all open your terminal and check what is your gfx driver version:
inxi -F && dmesg | grep -i error

2) After that run also:
glxinfo | grep OpenGL

3) Open your Driver Manager and select nouveau as default driver:

4) Time to remove all nvidia drivers from our Unix System:

sudo apt-get purge nvidia*

sudo nvidia-settings --uninstall

5) Now lets install nouveau and reinstall some packages
sudo apt-get install --reinstall libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-video-nouveau

6) Make sure that nouveau is not blacklisted:
cd /etc/modprobe.d/

7) Reboot your system

8) Download the 375 driver (nvidia-375_375.39-0ubuntu5_amd64.deb)

9) Install the new driver , follow the steps for the MOK and SecureBoot(Disabled).

10) Thats it. Restart your system and try out the new driver.
11) Before launching a game check the driver version by running again
inxi -F && dmesg | grep -i error

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