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I have hp pavilion laptop with nvidia geforce graphic card. after installing ubuntu 18.04 in dual boot with windows 8.1, which graphic card or drivers ubuntu is using on my pc?

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By default, Ubuntu uses the open source nouveau driver for NVIDIA cards. I recommend you switch to the proprietary NVIDIA driver, you can do this by opening the dash and searching 'drivers', which will show an application which opens a window that then searches for drivers, from there you can select the circle next to 'nvidia-driver-390', and then click Apply in the bottom corner of the window. You'll need to restart after it has finished downloading and installing the NVIDIA graphics driver.

  • Thanks for your answer. can you please tell me if i should switch to NVIDIA drivers or default ubuntu drivers are better? – Tarun Garg Oct 8 '18 at 12:28

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