Nvidia Driver naming: confused
leo.noordhuizen at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 13:14:35 UTC 2012
Thank you for your quick response, Rashkae
On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM, Rashkae <ubuntu at tigershaunt.com> wrote:
> On 04/05/2012 08:57 AM, Leo Noordhuizen wrote:
>> I have hold back asking the following question but it am very curious
>> I am running UBUNTU 11.10 with a Nvidia based graphics card.
>> Over the past time (years ?) I have seen discussions about the nv and
>> 'nouveau' drivers.
>> However when I open 'additional drivers' from System Settings I get 2
>> choices which seem identical:
>> - NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver [recommended]
>> - NVIDIA Accelerated Graphics Driver [post-release updates]
>> The descriptions with these drivers are identical...
>> Which driver is this ? NV ? Nouveau ?
>> Both ? One of them and the second with the latest bug-fixes ?
> Neither. NV and Nouveau are the Open Source drivers and are already
> included with the default install of your system. (which one is installed
> and you are using will depend on which version of Ubuntu you have installed
> and how your hardware was detected. I have no current info on how this
> determination is made.)
> The drivers form "Additional Drivers" however, are the binary, proprietary
> drivers released by Nvidia.
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