In the Software & Updates app in Ubuntu 20.04, in the Additional Drivers tab, there is an NVIDIA Server Driver option that I don't remember seeing in previous Ubuntu releases. The package name is nvidia-driver-440-server.

What are the differences between this and nvidia-driver-440?


Using apt-file list on the two packages, the files are identical -- the only difference is the name of the location, /usr/share/doc/nvidia-driver-440 vs. /usr/share/doc/nvidia-driver-440-server

Using apt-cache depends, the non-server metapackage has only the below five additional dependencies:


--Looks like the ...server is a subset of the driver package without some possible vendor/cloud support.

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    They're both metapackages, so presumably the important differences are in what packages they pull in as dependencies, not what files they directly provide. – Eliah Kagan Aug 15 '20 at 21:06

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