Tue. Feb 18th, 2020

Ubuntu 19.10 ISO image will include Nvidia drivers

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The Ubuntu 19.10 is scheduled to be released on October 17, 2019. Canonical announced that it will ship the closed source Nvidia GPU driver by default on this version of the ISO, and the program is licensed by NVIDIA. According to a bug report, users can choose to install a third-party driver on the Ubuntu desktop offline, but even if you choose this option, you cannot install the Nvidia private driver because it does not exist in the ISO pool.

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The solution is to add both the mainline and the traditional Nvidia private drivers to the Ubuntu ISO image. This scheme increases the size of the Ubuntu x86_64 ISO to 2.1GB.

It should be noted that the Nvidia driver is not activated by default and can be manually selected by the user who needs it. At the same time, the open source driver Nouveau is still the default GPU driver for new Ubuntu installations and “live” sessions.

Via: omgubuntu