A while back I had some issues trying to install "nvidia-driver-440" - after installing the driver, I could no longer log in due to some crash in the X server. As a result, I went with the "nvidia-driver-435" instead. However, today I learned that I must have the 440 driver in order for software that I want to use to work properly.
I want to compare the minor version of the driver that apt-get or ubuntu-drivers would install against the sub-version of the driver that is available if I run
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa. They all have the same package name, but since they come from different sources I am hoping that latter is a newer minor version that will actually work.
How can I determine the sub-revision of the driver without installing it? If I install the same one as last time my system will be inoperable until I purge nvidia and go back to 435.
So far I tried caching the ubuntu package (
sudo apt-file update) and then listing the files in the package (
apt-file list nvidia-driver-440). But the package doesn't appear to have any actual driver in it, it's just documentation files in
For what it's worth, I need version 440.26.