Is nouveau default nvidia driver?

Avi Greenbury lists at
Thu Apr 5 08:23:39 UTC 2012

Art Edwards wrote:

> After an update from a version with the proprietary driver, I found
> nouveau was there instead. Is the the ubuntu policy?

Well, Ubuntu policy is to prefer nouvau to proprietary, but not to
replace one with the other without your say-so.

What did you upgrade? It could be that the proprietary driver wasn't
compatible with one of the new things and so you've fallen back to


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