Ubuntu server by default uses the open source driver nouveau. I have to have the Nvidia driver from what I have read in order for Plex to be able to use it for transcoding. The card is a Quadro K-2000 I install the driver using,
sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver-450
upon reboot, I have a weird GUI that I will try to describe to the best of my abilities.
It is a solid blue with the word 'Activites' in the top left, date in the top center and audio, shutdown in top right. When I click 'Activites' I get to two options, Help and Show Applications.
Is this normal?
If it is, is there a way to use Nvidia's driver without getting this odd GUI that doesn't even have a terminal anywhere I can find?