0

I'm installing Nvidia driver 450 on a 20.04 brand new server with no desktop environment (which I do not want to have).

(Context: final goal is to install cuda toolkit via Tensorflow Docker, and drivers are the only thing outta container).

When it comes to apt install, turns out that both nvidia-driver-450/nvidia-driver-450-server packages will carry a huge load of gnome-related stuff.

So I'm wondering if nvidia-headless-450/nvidia-headless-450-server will suffice. Asking for both brokes apt, so my questions are

  1. what's the -server suffixed variant supposed to do? Official guide doesn't clarify much.
  2. is the headless metapackage containing the actual driver?
0

Thanks to ubfan1, question is almost a duplicate. headless metapackage installed perfectly, although it decreased the terminal resolution btw.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.