How does Nvidia drivers updates work in linux?

hey guys, sorry for the stupid question... NVIDIA 495.29.05 driver stable is out, how does the update process work?

System:    Kernel: 5.14.14-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen root=UUID=a2edb1d1-2b71-4078-8e7e-5c1eddf533f9
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vt.global_cursor_default=0 systemd.unified_cgroup_hierarchy=1 loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.2 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1 dm: SDDM
Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Micro-Star product: MS-7B79 v: 3.0 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Micro-Star model: X470 GAMING PLUS MAX (MS-7B79) v: 3.0 serial: <filter>
UEFI: American Megatrends v: H.60 date: 06/11/2020
CPU:       Info: 8-Core model: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen family: 17 (23)
model-id: 1 stepping: 1 microcode: 8001138 cache: L2: 4 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm bogomips: 121600
Speed: 3800 MHz min/max: N/A Core speeds (MHz): 1: 3800 2: 3799 3: 3800 4: 3800 5: 3800 6: 3800
7: 3800 8: 3800 9: 3800 10: 3800 11: 3800 12: 3800 13: 3800 14: 3036 15: 3800 16: 3800
Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp
Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, IBPB: conditional, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA TU104 [GeForce RTX 2080 Rev. A] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: nvidia v: 470.74
alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 27:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:1e87 class-ID: 0300
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.13 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: loaded: nvidia display-ID: :0
screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 122 s-size: 533x302mm (21.0x11.9") s-diag: 613mm (24.1")
Monitor-1: DP-4 res: 2560x1440 dpi: 123 size: 527x296mm (20.7x11.7") diag: 604mm (23.8")
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 470.74 direct render: Yes
Audio:     Device-1: NVIDIA TU104 HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 27:00.1
chip-ID: 10de:10f8 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
bus-ID: 29:00.3 chip-ID: 1022:1457 class-ID: 0403
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.14-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: JACK v: 1.9.19 running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: yes
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.39 running: yes
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Micro-Star MSI
driver: r8169 v: kernel port: f000 bus-ID: 22:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp34s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 1.56 TiB used: 469.1 GiB (29.3%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST1000DM003-1CH162 size: 931.51 GiB
block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 7200
serial: <filter> rev: CC49 scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37480G size: 447.13 GiB block-size:
physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 1103 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Kingston model: SUV400S37240G size: 223.57 GiB block-size:
physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: 37R5
scheme: GPT
Partition: ID-1: / raw-size: 223.31 GiB size: 223.31 GiB (100.00%) used: 39.16 GiB (17.5%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-53f62651-9e7c-4ac4-9ddc-9ae7a1225771
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 260 MiB size: 256 MiB (98.45%) used: 706 KiB (0.3%) fs: vfat
dev: /dev/sdc1 maj-min: 8:33
ID-3: /home raw-size: 223.31 GiB size: 223.31 GiB (100.00%) used: 39.16 GiB (17.5%) fs: btrfs
dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-53f62651-9e7c-4ac4-9ddc-9ae7a1225771
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 223.31 GiB size: 223.31 GiB (100.00%) used: 39.16 GiB (17.5%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-53f62651-9e7c-4ac4-9ddc-9ae7a1225771
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 223.31 GiB size: 223.31 GiB (100.00%) used: 39.16 GiB (17.5%)
fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0 mapped: luks-53f62651-9e7c-4ac4-9ddc-9ae7a1225771
Swap:      Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 15.57 GiB used: 4.62 GiB (29.7%) priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.6 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 53 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): fan-1: 0 gpu: nvidia fan: 0%
Info:      Processes: 396 Uptime: 2h 33m wakeups: 1 Memory: 15.57 GiB used: 5.58 GiB (35.8%) Init: systemd
v: 249 tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 11.1.0 Packages: 1786 pacman: 1776 lib: 497 flatpak: 10
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.08

It will update when it is added to the repos's

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OK thanks :slightly_smiling_face:

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