Ubuntu – How to download all required Ubuntu drivers

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Is there a package of Ubuntu drivers as driver pack solution? I tried to search for it, but I did not find it. If there is, how can I easily get it?

Best Answer

  • Ubuntu has a built-in ubuntu-drivers program that can decide automatically which graphics driver to install, and streamlines the installation of Nvidia drivers. Open the terminal and type:

    sudo ubuntu-drivers autoinstall   
    sudo reboot   
    

    The autoinstall command of ubuntu-drivers installs drivers that are appropriate for automatic installation including their dependencies.

    The devices command of ubuntu-drivers lists proprietary drivers that are compatible with your computer's GPU. If your computer has an Intel processor and it doesn't have a discrete graphics processor, the command ubuntu-drivers devices will not return results that show that a proprietary graphics card driver is available to be installed because the Intel graphics driver is built-in in Ubuntu.

    If you visit the official AMD or NVIDIA websites you will often see that the latest version of the proprietary graphics driver for your GPU is a little bit more up-to-date than the version of the same graphics driver that is available from the default Ubuntu repositories. Don't worry about this, because if the difference between version numbers of the two proprietary graphics drivers is small, then you will get similar performance by using either of the two drivers. If you install a graphics driver from the default Ubuntu repositories, you will also get automatic updates for that driver which are sometimes linked to kernel updates.

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