I have installed Kernel 4.15.0 mainline from the Kernel PPA and booted up a PC and installed a minimal GUI. Afterwards, I checked what was running and noticed that the
nouveau driver was being loaded, however when I was installing the GUI I didn't explicitly choose the install the Ubuntu package
modinfo to check what module was being loaded and this is the output:
I searched the contents of the package that Ubuntu provides at the Ubuntu packages directory and it lists these files:
And even though I'm clearly using the driver I don't have this file in my system:
So what are the differences if any between these two files?.