I am trying to instll the nvidia proprietary driver on Ubuntu becuase I think it runs better and has better application support.

When I go to "Software and Updates" all I see is the (open source) options (see picture).

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Why don't I see the proprietary driver option?

What is the difference between the (open source) nVidia driver and the nouveau (open source) driver?

NOTE: I am using an nVidia RTX6000 card.

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    Possible duplicate of Which graphics driver in the Additional Drivers list should I choose? – karel May 28 '19 at 20:00
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    I don't think it is a duplicate. My question is really "what happened to the proprietary driver" - your answer in that question does not answer that. – Startec May 28 '19 at 20:03
  • Possible duplicate of Difference between Additional Drivers (Nvidia) – karel May 28 '19 at 20:06
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    Same thing. I have read that answer and it does not answer my question – Startec May 28 '19 at 20:09
  • I am pretty sure all but the nouveau driver are not open source. Maybe the meta package is, but not the binary driver they pull in. I have nothing to prove my guess right now though, nor an explanation why they'd label these as "open source" too. – Byte Commander May 28 '19 at 20:17

Because the nVidia proprietary driver is not in the standard repositories so you'd eed to:

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