I installed nvidia driver with the following tutorial https://linuxconfig.org/how-to-install-the-nvidia-drivers-on-ubuntu-18-10-cosmic-cuttlefish-linux.

The installation was successful but when I type ubuntu-drivers devices into the terminal again, it still lists:

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The hardware. Is it normal?


Yes, it is normal.

The command

sudo ubuntu-drivers devices

shows both the available drivers. Run:

sudo lshw -c video


sudo lshw -c video | grep conf

that will show the driver in use.

  • The question is, when driver was successfully installed, why the hardware still appears? – zero_coding Jan 18 at 13:24
  • Well sudo ubuntu-drivers devices shows the hardware. I checked on my 18.04. $ sudo ubuntu-drivers devices == /sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/0000:01:00.0 == modalias : pci:v000010DEd00000A65sv00001043sd0000853Bbc03sc00i00 vendor : NVIDIA Corporation model : GT218 [GeForce 210] driver : nvidia-340 - distro non-free recommended driver : xserver-xorg-video-nouveau - distro free builtin – VeeJay Jan 18 at 13:29
  • It is normal that it lists the hardware right? – zero_coding Jan 18 at 13:33
  • Yes, it is normal. – VeeJay Jan 19 at 14:45

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