Graphics Drivers in Ubuntu 20.10

Ubuntu 20.10 has a nice new feature when it comes to managing graphics drivers.

Use the following to see what drivers are available and which is recommended:

ubuntu-drivers devices

== /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0 ==
modalias : pci:v000010DEd00001C03sv00001043sd000085A4bc03sc00i00
vendor   : NVIDIA Corporation
model    : GP106 [GeForce GTX 1060 6GB]
driver   : nvidia-driver-450 - distro non-free
driver   : nvidia-driver-460 - distro non-free recommended
driver   : nvidia-driver-460-server - distro non-free
driver   : nvidia-driver-450-server - distro non-free
driver   : nvidia-driver-418-server - distro non-free
driver   : nvidia-driver-390 - distro non-free
driver   : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin

Then if you are happy with the recommendation:

sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall

It seems like a good idea to run this after every dist-upgrade.

By Sam

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