Ubuntu – Verifying NVIDIA driver on Ubuntu 19.10


I'm using Ubuntu 19.10 and I want to make sure that my graphics card is putting in its time and not free-riding off my CPU. I downloaded the driver, that I believe should be right, from NVIDIA's website. Currently, I have the 3rd party driver downloaded. I'm thinking that maybe I should switch the drivers out, but I'm not sure how to do that on my version of Ubuntu.

My laptop should have the Quadro P620 in it, but the SystemDetailsAbout page says that the graphics are coming from Intel UHD Graphics 630. That doesn't seem like they'd be the same thing to me, but I am very new to Ubuntu.

Here's a screenshot of what I've got going on.

Software and updates

And one more for good measure.


And the one I was asked to include (lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display').

lspci output

Best Answer

  • Disable Secure Boot in UEFI aka BIOS settings and the Nvidia driver will be up and running.

    See Why do I get "Required key not available" when install 3rd party kernel modules or after a kernel upgrade? for explanation why isn't it loading now.

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